About the Sommelier Wine Awards
‘Judged by the on-trade, for the on-trade...’
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.
Online entry deadline: Now closed
Bottle submission deadline: Now closed
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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
How much does it cost?
Each wine entered costs £90 +VAT.
SWA in a nutshell – English
SWA in a nutshell – French
SWA in a nutshell – German
SWA in a nutshell – Italian
SWA in a nutshell – Spanish
SWA in a nutshell – Portuguese
2014 logos & stickers
Logos and stickers are available here.
Results from previous years
Contact the Sommelier Wine Awards team firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Take a look at the Judges here.