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Wine & Spirit International

The British wine journal (Wine & Spirit for short) was founded in 1984 by the wine critic Charles Metcalfe and the writer Robert Joseph (but it should not be confused with the US journal Wine & Spirits, which has a similar name). It first appeared under the name "What Wine?" and was then renamed "Wine Magazine" and later "Wine International". In February 2006, it merged with the 150-year-old journal "Wine & Spirit" (where Jancis Robinson began her wine writing career) and the new journal was published under the name "Wine & Spirit International". The monthly journal covers wine, spirits, beer and cocktails. It is considered a direct competitor of the wine magazine Decanter. Every year the competitions International Wine Challenge and International Spirits Challenge are organized. The journal and competitions have been the property of the newspaper publisher William Reed since 2005.

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