Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal, Founder and CEO, All Things Nice is one among five contenders shortlisted by the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 (IWSC) for The Julian Brind Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry from scores of entries around the globe,as per a release.
Sponsored by Waitrose, the Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry was created in 2012 to highlight an individual who demonstrates exceptional contribution to increasing awareness of wine and spirits
The original aim of the IWSC was to award excellence to wines and spirits worldwide. This remains the aim today, with the Competition now in its 46th year, encouraging consumer and trade recognition for quality products and personalities.
Responding to the announcement of his nomination Agarwal enthused, " I am incredibly happy to be nominated and it energises me and All Things Nice further to push the envelope on creating culture and awareness in India in relation to wine and spirits. When we created platforms like Wine Week, the Indian Wine Consumers Choice Awards and Celebrating India's Finest we simply wanted to get our message across. It feels great to see all that effort and investment be recognised. What has also truly excited All Things Nice from the very beginning and one that I am passionate about personally is the revolution in the quality of wines being produced in India, coming up and creating game changing platforms to create awareness for Indian wine has never been work to us, I hope that along with our efforts the world recognises Indian wine even more"
The IWSC receives entries from nearly 90 countries worldwide. No matter where the entry originates, whether it is youthful or aged, it is judged according to its class and treated with respect and consideration.
The Competition has the support of many of the world’s top wine and spirit producers, setting the international benchmark for quality. The unique combination of detailed technical analysis and specialist judging panels means that gaining an IWSC ‘Competition Award’ is an exceptional achievement.
IWSC each year, celebrates exceptional achievements and contribution to the world of wine and spirits, featuring the brightest talent in the drinks trade.
All winners will be announced at the IWSC Award Banquet and Winner’s Gold Medal Tasting, at London’s Guild Hall on 26th November, 2015.