Registration for the 9th edition of the annual competition 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World is now open. Sparkling wine producers from around the world are welcome to participate.
Sparkling wines produced using the following wine making techniques are *eligible to participate in the competition:
*Wines are judged according to the method of production.
Once the 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World are selected, the results will be published featuring tasting notes for all the gold and silver medal winners. Producers are free to quote tasting notes for any of their sparkling wine/s amongst the 50 Greats.
Once the 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World are revealed (1st November 2020) a comprehensive marketing campaign will be launched over the following 3 months as follows:
All stages of the judging are carried out blind. Sparkling wines are judged according to production method, ageing and dosage. All Gold medal wines are re-tasted in one single flight to ascertain the competition winner for each method of production.
All sparkling wines entered are tasted and rated by a panel of international sparkling wine judges who work together over 4 days to determine the 50 Great Sparkling Wines for 2021.
Simply complete a registration form to include all the sparkling wines you wish to submit for the competition. The registration fee for each reference is €97*. 4 x 0’75 litros bottles (or magnums and jeroboams) will be required for each ref entered. Any number of wines can be entered in the competition. Volume discounts are available to those producers entering 3 or more sparkling wines as follows:
The producer is responsible for covering all duty, carriage, clearance and shipping costs.
* Southern hemisphere producers can request an extension on the above dates if needed.