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World-Spirits Guide 2017

2016 was a successful WSA year for us. There is nothing better than receiving recognition and praise from the participants following an Award Celebration. It was the right decision to...

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Sniffing around the clock

After 10 days hard work in Basic-Class, Master-Class and Sniffing courses, we close the „World-Spirits Academy“ doors untill next June. It’s great for us to see, that every year so...

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Sniffers at work - fitness for nose and head

Until the end of June one could sniff, test, assess, describe and above all undertake a precise tour around the World of Spirits - daily checks during the two weeks...

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WSA 2016 Award Celebration Photo Galerie

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Photos from the Award Celebration 2016 in Distillery Hochstrasser at Mooskirchen (Styria - Austria). 30 distilleries were classified in different categories (from fruit brandy via whisky and grappa to rum)...

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Styria - the golden planet in the spirit skies: Distilleries win 6 awards at the World Spirits Award 2016

Franz Tinnauer

For the first time ever, one Austrian province has struck gold. The Styrian distillery trio, Tinnauer, Zweiger and Pirker, won four awards at the "World Spirits Award 2016", three times...

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Exceptional, alternative, trendy and striking products at the WSA 2016 - Trends & Tips

Wacholder

Gin conquers the world If you take a look at the "gin world map", there is hardly a country that is not marked, as the "juniper drink" is distilled in most...

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Basic-Class in World-Spirits: Sensory perception for beginners

Basic-Class in World-Spirits: Sensory perception for beginners

The World Spirits Academy’s basic classes are designed to prepare newcomers to spirits for the Master Class and the Master of World Spirits Award. Wolfram Ortner has developed a detailed...

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Start for “Master of World-Spirits”

Master of World-Spirits

“Master of World-Spirits” The culture of distilled spirits has materially improved over the last 20 years due to many measures taken, but can still not be compared to the improvement...

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WSA Taster Course: fitness for nose and head

WSA Taster Course: fitness for nose and head

Within the World Spirits Academy an intensive training in spices, herbs, fragrances and aromas is brand new. Wolfram Ortner will lead interested people into an astonishing world of aromas, intending...

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Demanding Testing for Spirits and Specialists

Demanding Testing for Spirits and Specialists

The route to becoming a "World-Spirits taster" is long - and during training there are many challenges to be overcome. But only a perfectly trained jury, together with smoothly functioning...

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World Spirits Award registration - step by step

  • Step 1: Timetable & registration
    Start of the WSA registration is 1st August 2016. The "World Spirits Award" is limited to 450 samples - so please register early enough!

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