This year Joe Wadsack was named the IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year for a second time. Here, we find out how the former trainee fighter pilot got into wine, and why dessert wines and their drinkers are like "two pandas in a cage".
The IWSC has released its first tranche of results for 2016 from the Northern Hemisphere, with supermarket wines performing particularly well.
From a glittering awards banquet to honour the winners of this year's International Wine and Spirit Competition, to a record-breaking gin tasting - this is the week in pictures.
The IWSC has announced the results of the 2016 competition for spirits, revealing a record year for entries into the competition – partly driven by the surge in number of gin brands launched over the last few years.