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World Sparkling Wine Awards 2020 Open For Entries

Entry Deadline 24 January
Shipping Deadline 28 February


Encouraging, recognising & rewarding excellence

With the publication of Effervescence, the World Drinks Awards are harnessing 20 years' experience promoting great drinks brands and are proud to announce the launch of the World Sparkling Wine Awards. The Olympics of the awards world will bring the best Sparkling Wines to consumers and trade across the globe via our unique network of magazines, webs sites, social media and events.

Reaching the trade and consumer at home and abroad

Taste categories

Cava

Brut Nature

Extra Brut

Brut

Extra Dry

Dry

Demi Sec / Sweet

Proscecco

Prosecco DOC - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

Prosecco DOC - Demi-Sec

Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Demi-Sec

Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Demi-Sec

Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Demi-Sec

Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Demi-Sec

Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Frizzante/Spumante Superiore

Prosecco DOC - Brut

Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Brut

Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Brut

Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Brut

Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Brut

Prosecco DOC - Extra Dry

Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Extra Dry

Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Extra Dry

Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Extra Dry

Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Extra Dry

Prosecco DOC - Dry

Prosecco di Treviso/Trieste - Dry

Asolo Prosecco DOCG - Dry

Conegliano – Valdobbiadene DOCG - Dry

Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG - Dry

Bottle Fermented

Extra Dry

Dry

Medium

Sweet

Tank Fermented

Extra Dry

Dry

Medium

Sweet

Cremant

Extra Dry

Dry

Medium

Sweet

Sekt

Extra Dry

Dry

Medium

Sweet

English Sparkling

Extra Dry

Dry

Medium

Sweet

Lambrusco

Extra Dry

Dry

Medium

Sweet

Co2 Infused

Dry

Medium

Sweet

Design categories

Label design
This includes all aspects of on-bottle brand/product communication, including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, as well as paper and film labels and sleeves. The pack will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.
Presentation
This applies to the secondary, outer, presentation packaging, such as cartons, boxes, cases, plinths, chests etc. The presentation will be judged on the overall effect with the bottle in place.
Travel retail exclusive
Packaging created specifically for sale in the duty-free / travel retail market
Limited edition
This category applies to pack designs where the number produced was limited, such as for a special production, occasion or season.
New launch
Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
Brand design
This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.

The judging process

Our internationally experienced judges focus on two core features

Taste Quality
Design Excellence


  • Every entrant receives their unique tasting note from our expert tasting panel
  • Every winner is included in Effervescence, the new international publication “Celebrating Champagne & Sparkling Wine”
  • Every winning bottle’s photograph is presented on www.worlddrinksawards.com
  • Every winner’s tasting notes and producer information are presented on www.worlddrinksawards.com
  • Every winner is available to purchase through our unique global affiliate scheme network via the www.worlddrinksawards.com ‘buy now’ online purchase option
  • Presentation of all winners at the beginning of the summer season
  • Press release to all specialist, trade and consumer media, and national and international press
  • Detailed winners’ list presented to our global database of trade buyers
  • Logos and certificates for all winners free of charge, with overall winners receiving their engraved glass trophy

Shipping

For any enquiries regarding your shipments, please contact
info@worlddrinksawards.com Anita Ujszaszi

Rates

Entry fees

 1 entry2 entries3 entries4+ entries
Sterling
Taste & Design£245 + VAT each£235 + VAT each£225 + VAT each£215 + VAT each
Design£169 + VAT each£164 + VAT each£159 + VAT each£154 + VAT each
Taste or Design£169 + VAT each£164 + VAT each£159 + VAT each£154 + VAT each
Euro
Taste & Design€315 each€305 each€295 each€285 each
Design€210 each€205 each€200 each€195 each
Taste or Design€210 each€205 each€200 each€195 each
USD
Taste & Design$410 each$395 each$380 each$365 each
Design$280 each$270 each$260 each$250 each
Taste or Design$280 each$270 each$260 each$250 each
Canadian Dollar
Taste & Design$460 each$445 each$430 each$415 each
Design$320 each$310 each$300 each$290 each
Taste or Design$320 each$310 each$300 each$290 each

Terms & conditions

All must be made online.
  • Entries are only accepted on a completed online entry form with the appropriate entry fee.
  • Any entry form which arrives incomplete, late or illegible and any product which is late or damaged may be deemed invalid.
  • If an entry is withdrawn by the due date or disqualified, the entry fee will be returned subject to an administration charge of 50% of the entry fee. Products will be retained by the Organiser.
  • The judges’ decision on all matters is final.
  • The Organisers may, at their discretion, refuse to accept an entry.
  • The Organisers may alter the closing date for the awards, place an entry in the most appropriate style, rule that an entry may not compete or is ineligible to compete, or alter the date, time or place on or at which the awards are scheduled to take place.
  • The Chair of Judges has the power to disqualify any entry not deemed as meeting the entry criteria.
  • These rules are governed by the laws of the UK.
  • Please note: bottles will not be returned.
  • Our policy on unreturned bottles is as follows:
  • Opened bottles may be poured at trade and consumer events to promote the individual brand
  • Closed bottles may be distributed to individual charities on a case by basis, or presented for auction, all proceeds going to charity.
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