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26/08/2019 Get the best deal of Early Bird by entering your wines now!

Leading wine brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of wine buyers, wine directors and influencers within the U.S. on-premise industry.  The Sommeliers Choice Awards is going to take place on May 18, 2020.

Now is the time to enter your wines and take advantage of the limited period offer which closes on Nov 15. Save $30 before Early Bird deal ends.

Sommeliers Choice Awards is focused towards the needs of the U.S. on-premise establishments such as restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs and is the only competition of its kind that is judged solely by top sommeliers, wine directors and on-premise wine buyers.

Benefits Of Entering

Medals and awards earned in this competition will provide a valuable benchmark for the industry and will be helpful in determining which wine brands should appear on the shelf of the on-premise sector around the world. As a result, the Sommeliers Choice Awards will present a unique opportunity to get in front of a hard-to-reach crowd, it’ll also help in raising the profile of both domestic and international wine brands.

How To Enter

All wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards are judged by experts only; the experts who are involved in direct commercial buying activities for selling wines to the consumers. They are the professional wine buyer who selects wine every day to go on the shelves of the restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and wine  stores.

View judges here.

All wines are scored on a 100-point scale, and the highest-scoring wines receive Double Gold (96+ points), Gold (90-95 points), Silver (80-89 points) and Bronze (70-79 points) medals. In addition, the top wine in each major category receives an award. Medals will be awarded to those wines that stands apart and meets the judging criteria with a goal of identifying which wine brand should become addition to the restaurant.

View awards here.

Here’s how the wine will be judged:

The competition will provide independent and honest reviews of all wine entered into competition. Each wine brand will be scored based on:

Food Parability





The wines will be:

- Initially be tasted blind to determine its quality, food parability and typicity. Judges will write down the price based on their assessment to late evaluate the value score.

- Judges will then determine the package and value score of the wine once they are revealed with actual price and shown the package. The package will be judged for the on-premise considering factors like label design and information, closure, and overall look.

- The judges can discuss the wine as a whole to help allocate scores in the five judging areas however each judge will give the wine its own score and the average will be taken as the final score.

If you are looking to sell more wines within the U.S. on-premise channel and gain valuable recognition for your wine brand, there is no better place than the upcoming Sommeliers Choice Awards.

So, what are you waiting for? Hurry and enter your wines before Super Early Bird Ends!

Get in front of top on-premise buyers, wine directors, and sommeliers.