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Welcome to the Melbourne International Spirits Competition

The Only International Spirits Competition Judged By Real Trade Buyers

Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Melbourne International Spirits Competition!

Many thanks to all of the brands who came out to participate in our 5th successful year! 

Melbourne International Beer Competition

The Pacific Region’s most prestigious international beer competition.

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Melbourne International Wine Competition

Judging the best in reds, whites, dessert wines, sparkling, and more from around the world.

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The International Beverage Competitions

Your home for news, events, and more for all of our 12 competitions across four continents.

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New York International Spirits Competition

Judging the best in whiskeys, vodkas, gins, rums, liqueurs and more from around the world.

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Berlin International Spirits Competition

Europe’s most respected spirits competition, judging by category and price across all spirits categories.

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Asia International Spirits Competition

The newest addition to the International Beverage Competition series.

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Latest Posts

The Alcohol Professor

An online “homeroom” to learn about all things bibulous—beer, wine, spirits and cocktails, along with travel tips, book reviews, bar reviews, recipes and videos.

Three Cigars, One Bourbon

When something gets repeated so frequently that no one questions it anymore it becomes dogma. But maybe it should  be questioned. One of the things I used to hear repeatedly at cigar shops and lounges was that you should…

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The Dark Side of Tiki

In the early 1930s when tiki style Polynesian bars and restaurants began capturing the public’s imagination, there was always an underlying theme of something dangerous or taboo woven into the décor of the establishments…

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Sparkling Sake For Bubbly Lovers

With the holiday season in full swing, sparkling wine and Champagne consumption is rising. Fizzy drinks befitting the season, bottles are popped open at office Christmas parties, midday festive…

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The Evolution of the Bartender's Toolkit

It has been over two-hundred years since the term “cocktail” hit the American lexicon. Those two centuries have seen incredible changes in the way we enjoy a tipple. From breaking down…

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