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Wine Submission Closes April 30, 2019

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22/03/2019 Enter your wines today in the Sommeliers Choice Awards and get it judged by top-notch sommeliers of USA

Thought you missed your chance to enter your wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards? Here's the good news, the submission deadline has been extended to April 30. 2019. 

Enter Your Wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2019 and get it judged by top-notch on-premise buyers and ace sommeliers of USA.

SCA is a platform for those who want to promote and sell their brands to a wider audience. The competition will focus on the needs of on-premise establishments such as restaurants, bars, lounges, and clubs. SCA will feature an all-star judging panel of top sommeliers, wine directors, and on-premise buyers. The judges of the Sommeliers Choice Awards are sommeliers and beverage directors at some of the most prestigious restaurants and hospitality venues in the nation. 

Dora Lobo

 Dora Lobo 

 Beverage Director and Sommelier, The Catering Company of Washington and Elizabeth's Gone Raw, D.C.





Peter Andrews

Peter Andrews

Wine and Spirits Buyer






Mark Cartland

Mark Cartland

Wine Director, Greens Restaurant, SF






Anthony MuellerAnthony Mueller

Advanced Sommelier and Wine Educator






View our full list of judges here.

Winning a Sommeliers Choice Award is a mark of excellence that is recognized across the wine industry. Especially if you are a wine producer or merchant from a non-U.S. wine destination, this is the perfect chance to win recognition for your wines within the U.S. marketplace. Wines will be judged according to criteria such as how well they pair with food, typicity, value, quality, and packaging. View judging process here. Highest marks will be awarded to wines that provide value for money at their respective price points.


Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet the very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become an addition to restaurant wine lists. Apart from Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Wine of the Year, Wine of the Year BTG, SCA has other special awards like Importer of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Wine of the Year By Country, By Varietal etc. Check out the full list of awards here.

Still finding a reason to enter? Here are just a few of the benefits to enter your wines

  • Raise the profile of your wines
  • Get in front of a hard-to-reach audience like sommeliers at top U.S. hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs, wine industry consultants and wine buyers.
  • Promote your award-winning wines
  • Increase your sales within the very important U.S. wine market
  • Promote your awards in other key international markets
  • Entry in Top 100 wines for On-Premise Sector list
  • Attract additional PR and media attention for award-winning wines.

Medal winners receive additional benefits – such as special promotional logos and stickers that they can add to wine bottles, social media marketing support through Beverage Trade Network and Sommeliers Choice Awards, and regular mention in both press releases and on the Sommeliers Choice Awards website. 

So what are you waiting for!

2025 Sommeliers Choice Awards Submissions Are Open Now. Enter your Wines To Get In Front Of On-Premise Buyers. International and Domestic Wine Submission Period Now Open.