International Wine & Spirit Competition Independent and Online Retailer Awards open for nominations


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Nominations are now open for the 2016 IWSC Independent Retailer of the Year and Online Retailer of the Year Awards.

The Independent Retailer award, now in its 9th year, recognises the key role played by independent merchants in encouraging the understanding, and sales, of quality wines and spirits. Last year, the award went to South Downs Cellar, and in 2014 was awarded to Birmingham wine merchant Loki Wines.

The Online Retailer Award, sponsored by Esoterica, seeks to recognise and reward the innovative work demonstrated by the many online businesses in the world of wines and spirits. Last year the award went to The Whisky Exchange, and in its inaugural year it was awarded to Master of Malt.

Nominations for both awards close on the 30thMay, with voting open from June 3rd to June 20th. After the votes are counted, a final shortlist will be revealed, with the judging of the final line-up taking place shortly after.

The winners will be announced at the IWSC Annual Awards Banquet at the Guildhall on Wednesday 16th November.

To nominate your store for Independent Retailer, go here; for Online Retailer, click here.