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Berkmann Wine Cellars adds more New World to portfolio

The SWA Great Value Merchant of the Year winner has announced they are adding new wineries to its...

Fast-track to the deadline

It's finally here... deadline month! There’s less than two weeks until entries close for...

A SWA wine wish list for 2018... by Chris Losh

Last year was probably the most wide-ranging in terms of wine styles that we’ve ever had in...

SWA’s wine picks for Christmas

Each year the festive season provides the perfect illustration of the inspiring top quality...

SWA Faults Clinic with Annette Scarfe MW

Our latest SWA clinic, lead once again by the renowned Annette Scarfe MW, focused on the...

Wenlock Spring – The Sommelier’s Choice

Wenlock Spring are delighted to offer their premium award-winning still and sparkling water to...

Tasters warned to beware of 2015's

Next year’s Sommelier Wine Awards judges have been warned to be on the look out for a lot...

Nude launches Stem Zero glassware collection

Nude, the glassware sponsor for the Sommelier Wine Awards, has launched its ethereal new Stem...

A few sips with... Simon Zuckerman from Berkmann Wine Cellars

 After winning SWA Great Value Merchant in the 2017 competition, we had a few sips with...

Go for Gold with SWA

Entering your wines into the Sommelier Wine Awards is simple, but how can you ensure you have...

Bibendum launches e-book

SWA Merchant of the Year 2017, Bibendum, has launched a new e-book called Wild Ferment. 

A few sips with... Andrew Bewes from Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines

Ahead of their Cambridge Tasting next week, we catch up with Managing Director, Andrew Bewes...

How to have a sommelier – even if you don’t have a sommelier

SWA senior judge, and head sommelier at Sexy Fish, Julien Sahut, tells us how his food and wine...

SWA wines go full circle

The Sommelier Wine Awards are, of course, about finding great quality wines and recognising the...

Top Selection showcase SWA winners at Autumn Portfolio Tasting

SWA's Boutique Merchant of the Year for 2016 and 2017, Top Selection, will be showcasing some...

Olivier Marie says farewell to SWA

We're very strict about our judges in the Sommelier Wine Awards. No divas, no nutters... and most...

The on-trade take on SWA 2017

Every year the SWA Gold Book gets distributed across the UK to on-trade professionals in...

Bibendum takes on 13 European wineries

SWA 2017 Merchant of the Year, Bibendum, has taken on the agency for 13 new wineries, adding over...

SWA 2017 Merchant and Producer Award winners

Every year a number of submitters stand out from the crowd. Find out who put in an extraordinary...

The SWA 2017 Wines of the Year are...

We were delighted to present our Wines of the Year trophies at Imbibe Live 2017. Our judges...

SWA at Imbibe Live 2017

This year's SWA stand at Imbibe Live was busier than ever so thank you to all of you who stopped...

Thanks to our 2017 judges

Our international line-up of superstar judges from Michelin stars to the best bistros, really are...

SWA 2017 - The year of the odd

One of the joys of the Sommelier Wine Awards is watching trends appear, take hold and blossom...

Christine Parkinson's view

SWA 2017 head of judging, Christine Parkinson, shares her thoughts on Italy's leading performance...

The re-birth of Chardonnay

Competition Director, Chris Losh, looks at a stellar performance from Greece in SWA 2017 and the...

SWA 2017. That was the year of...

While fizz and even whites have established a good reputation with our judges, the performance of...

Chris Losh' Teaser...

Competition Director, Chris Losh, gives us an insight into one of our SWA judging days...