Super Early Bird
Ends Oct 31, 2018
April 20, 2019
May 19-20, 2019
If you are looking to sell more of your wines to on-premise establishments such as restaurants, hotels, pubs, and bars, then you need to enter the Sommeliers Choice Awards. This international wine competition is the first and only of its kind within the U.S. marketplace: it is judged by and for sommeliers, and is entirely unique in that it is focused on the buying needs of on-premise establishments.
1. Raise the profile of your wines
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.
2. Get in front of a hard-to-reach audience
Most wine competitions are hosted with wine consumers and wine drinkers in mind. Thus, they tend to focus on aspects of the wine drinking experience that might not necessarily be important to on-premise buyers, many of whom are looking to address gaps in their wine list or overall wine portfolio. The Sommeliers Choice Awards provide an opportunity to reach a large group of these influential trade professionals.
3. Promote your award-winning wines
All winners at the Sommeliers Choice Awards are fully supported by Beverage Trade Network in promoting their new medals or awards. Examples of promotional support include:
4. Benefits for medal winners
Being entered into the Sommeliers Choice Awards is an easy, affordable and effective way to get your wines tasted by an all-star judging panel of top sommeliers, many of whom are also wine industry consultants and wine buyers. Medal winners receive additional benefits – such as special promotional logos and stickers that they can add to wine bottles, social media marketing support, and regular mention in both press releases and on the Sommeliers Choice Awards website.
As a result of winning a medal at the Sommeliers Choice Awards, you will be able to:
In some cases, a single Medal or Award will continue to benefit your wine sales for years to come.
There is no better way to reach sommeliers at top U.S. hotels, restaurants, bars and pubs than to win an award that is by and for other sommeliers. All judging is by leading sommeliers and on-premise wine buyers, ensuring that all awards and scores earned within the competition are backed by a guarantee of quality. When wine buyers are looking for wines to add to a wine list, the first place they look is the Sommeliers Choice Awards. Names of award winners will be distributed nationwide to trade buyers within the United States.