Why Enter Sommeliers Choice Awards?

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18/01/2022 If you believe your wine deserves to be appreciated, listed, and retailed by the world, begin by enrolling for the 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that wine enthusiasts must always be on the lookout for newer wines to try. With the revolution in the wine industry, the impact of climate change and supply chains, the experimental varietals and newer wines, the repackaging of premium on budget, the technological revolution, and so much more — it is natural to be overwhelmed when you look at a restaurant menu! Restaurateurs around the world are always on the lookout for newer wines to add to their exhaustive list to cater to on-premise demands. What if there was a way to know the best wines of the year, tested on rigorous standards to see if it is a fit for modern audiences? Well, all ways lead to the Sommeliers Choice Awards!

The Sommeliers Choice Awards provide renowned on-premise buyers and top sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. On a scale of 70 to 100, wines with a score of 96 points and above win a Double Gold Medal, 90-95 points win a Gold Medal, 80-89 points win a Silver Medal, and 70-79 points win a Bronze Medal. Wines will be judged by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package. The formula used to allot points at the Sommeliers Choice Award is:

F (Food Parability Score) + T (Typicity Score) + Q (Quality Score) + Value Score (V) + Package Score (P) = Sommeliers Choice Awards Final Score.

Sommeliers Choice Awards Judging

A separate weighted score will be given for each of the parts of the judging process. The scores will be added up to give a final score from which individual prizes will be awarded.

Sommeliers Choice Awards is an award galore. More categories under which your wine could win include Wine of the Year, White Wine of the Year, Red Wine of the Year, Sparkling Wine of the Year, Rose Wine of the Year, Fortified Wine Of The Year, Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass), White Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass), Red Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass), Sparkling Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass), Rose Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass), Fortified Wine Of The Year - BTG (By The Glass), Importer of the Year, Distributor of the year, Wine of the Year (By Country) - Only top 10 Countries (USA, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Germany, South Africa) and Wine of the Year (By Varietal) - Only top 10 Varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz/Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Riesling).

2021 Sommeliers Choice Awards Medals

Not only do you win points, but these points can take your wine places! 

All the medal winners also go on to become a part of the Sommeliers Choice Awards Top 100 On-Premise wines that is accessed by Buyers, Bar Managers, Bartenders, and Brands and is distributed to over 50000+ trade professionals across the United States. The winning labels can be used across different Brand Support Tools as well as Point of Sale processes as Brand Deck, Sell Sheet, Shelf Talkers, Case Cards, Bottle Neckers, and more. All the entrants also receive tasting notes and shelf talkers for their brands, written by the judges themselves. 


So many benefits, and so little time! Enroll your wines for big wins at the 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards today!

Key Dates:

Early Bird Offer - ends on January 31, 2022

Warehouse Closes - April 24, 2022

Judging Day - May 16, 2022

Winners Announced - May 31, 2022


Early Bird Pricing - $90 per wine (December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022)

Regular Pricing - $120 per wine (February 1, 2022, to April 20, 2022)

Quantity discount is available! Click here to check out.

How To Enter

The Deadline to Receive Samples at the Warehouse is May 3, 2024! Click Here to Read the Shipping Instructions.