About the Sommelier Wine Awards

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The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition with a difference. Focused entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade, since it started in 2007 it has grown to become the key competition for wines trying to increase their presence in hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants, as well as the first point of reference for the UK's on-trade wine buyers. 

Not only are wines that sell in the High Street supermarkets not permitted to enter*, but all of the judges are members of the on-trade, too. The tasting panel for the Sommelier Wine Awards reads like a Who’s Who of the UK hotel, restaurant and sommelier scene.

Entry Deadlines

  • Online entry deadline: Now closed

  • Bottle submission deadline: Now closed 

The benefits of entering SWA 2016

For more information, head to…

our Frequently Asked Questions page

our 7 Steps to SWA registration and entry page

our 10 Steps to SWA Success page

our SWA information booklet

How to Finalise and Submit your entry

How can I enter?

Register for the awards – or log in if you've entered before – head to to your Wine Portfolio page, choose your categories, see which wines are eligible, and Upload your wines. And see how to easily re-enter previous wines

Find out about How the wines are judged

Who are the judges? Take a look here

How much does it cost?

Each wine entered costs £90 +VAT.

Promoting your awards

In summary

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2014 logos & stickers

Logos and stickers are available here.

Results from previous years

SWA 2014
Full 2014 results

SWA 2013

Full 2013 results

SWA 2012

Full 2012 results

SWA 2011

Full 2011 results

Any queries?

Contact the Sommelier Wine Awards team  info@sommelierwineawards.com
Alternatively, call Chloé Kingham or Ed Warr on +44 (0)20 7840 5249


If you work within the on-trade and would like to be considered as one of our judges, please register your intrest here or email chloe@imbibe.com

Take a look at the Judges here.