Sponsors & Partners


Established in 1935 by Ataturk, the father of Turkey, the Şişecam Group has become a world leader in glass manufacture and design. In 2014, Şişecam created its first contemporary design brand NUDE, dedicated to creating exceptional glassware for modern living.

NUDE benefits from more than 85 years of tradition, wisdom and expertise. The result is reflected both in its glass products and its core value: Simple is Beautiful.

This idea of simplicity is the guiding principle of NUDE. NUDE refines everything to its essence, decluttering and distilling. This makes the final object simple to both understand and use. The result is perfectly reflected in NUDE crystalline glass.

NUDE are the official glassware sponsor of the Sommelier Wine Awards. For further details, please email.

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Noteable wants to revolutionise and inspire the way we use our senses when tasting and consuming wine – the way we rate, document and share what we observe, taste, smell and sense.

Founded in Denmark, it is a state of the art digital eco system for alcoholic beverages, where they integrate content, tasting tools, rating tools, education and events. A place where users can engage in a global community and share their enthusiasm for wine, beer and spirits.

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Created and run by Brett Woonton and Charlie Young (one of our very own SWA judge team leaders), Vinoteca combines distinctive, high quality wines alongside well sourced, fresh, seasonal food.

They source exciting wines & other drinks with interesting stories, from all over the world, with an ever-changing selection of 25 wines by the glass. Their award-winning list of 200+ wines change twice a year to ensure they offer the very best in quality and variety.

Vinoteca first opened in 2005 in Farringdon, followed by new restaurants and wine bars in Marylebone, Chiswick, King’s Cross and the City. Each Vinoteca has its very own wine shop where wine can be found at competitive retail prices. Their full wine list is available to order online with nationwide delivery.

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The Drinks Trust is the drinks industry community organisation. Since 1886, The Drinks Trust (formerly The Benevolent) has provided care and support to the people who form the drinks industry workforce, both past and present. 

Today, they provide vocational, practical, emotional and financial support to those who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry. The Drinks Trust is run by drinks industry professionals, funded by drinks industry partners and supported by thousands of drinks industry fundraisers, volunteers and contributors.

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