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Welcome to the 13th annual edition of the prestigious “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World” competition! Calling all sparkling wine producers from around the globe, this is your chance to showcase your finest creations and compete on the international stage of excellence.
Why Participate in the Competition 50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World:
Unparalleled Global Recognition: “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World” is renowned for its worldwide reach and esteemed reputation. By participating in this competition, you gain access to a highly discerning global audience, including industry experts, sommeliers, wine enthusiasts, and connoisseurs, increasing the exposure and prestige of your brand.
Comprehensive Judging Process: Our judging panel comprises distinguished experts with extensive knowledge and experience in the sparkling wine industry. Rest assured that your wines will be evaluated by professionals who truly understand the intricacies of this unique category. Our judges are carefully selected for their expertise, ensuring an objective and unbiased evaluation process.
Rigorous Tasting Methodology: At “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World,” we follow a rigorous and meticulous tasting methodology. Each wine is evaluated using a blind tasting approach, ensuring that judgments are made solely on the quality and merit of the wine. This ensures fairness and eliminates any bias that may arise from preconceived notions or branding.
Organization and Judging:
Entry Process: To participate, simply visit our website and complete the entry form. Provide all the necessary details about your sparkling wine, including production methods, grape varieties, and any unique characteristics. We encourage you to submit multiple wines to increase your chances of winning across various categories.
Judging Criteria: Our panel of expert judges assesses each wine based on various factors, including aroma, taste, complexity, balance, and overall quality. They carefully evaluate the appearance, aroma, flavour profile, and finish to ensure a comprehensive assessment of each entry.
Blind Tasting: The blind tasting process guarantees an unbiased evaluation. Each wine is presented to the judges without revealing its origin or brand, ensuring that the focus remains solely on the quality and characteristics of the wine.
Award Levels: “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World” recognizes excellence through gold and silver awards. Winning a gold or silver award signifies that your wine has achieved the highest standards of quality, distinguishing it as an exceptional sparkling wine among its peers.
We value exceptional craftsmanship and understand that there are many outstanding sparkling wines that deserve recognition, even if they do not make it into the top 50. That’s why, in addition to the top 50 list, we also award wines that score 90 points or more.
We believe in celebrating excellence in all its forms, and every wine that reaches the esteemed 90-point threshold will be honored accordingly. This ensures that exceptional wines, regardless of their ranking, receive the recognition they deserve and allows producers to proudly showcase their high-scoring sparkling wines.
Winning an Award – Advantages:
Global Exposure: Being recognized as one of the “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World” provides unparalleled exposure for your brand and product. This prestigious accolade opens doors to new markets and opportunities, allowing you to reach a wider audience of wine enthusiasts and potential customers.
Enhanced Credibility: The gold or silver award bestowed upon your wine is a testament to its excellence and craftsmanship. It establishes your brand as a trusted and respected producer of top-quality sparkling wines, enhancing your credibility and reputation within the industry.
Marketing and Promotion: Winning an award at “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World” grants you access to our extensive marketing and promotional activities. We showcase the winners on our website, through social media channels, press releases, and collaborations with industry influencers, maximizing the visibility of your brand and creating buzz around your award-winning wines.
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to have your sparkling wines recognized among the best in the world. Join the “50 Great Sparkling Wines of the World” competition and let your excellence shine. Submit your entries today and be part of an illustrious celebration of sparkling wine craftsmanship!
Registration is just €96 per wine (+21% if applicable). We are pleased to announce a special discount for participants submitting multiple entries. Submit more than 3 entries and enjoy a 5% discount on the total entry fee. And if you submit more than 5 entries, you’ll receive an even greater discount of 10% off the total entry fee. Deadline to receive entries is 31 August 2023 with samples arriving not later than 15 September 2023.
Save the date: On November 1, 2023, we will announce the competition results and awards, which will represent the prestigious honors for 2024. Wineries will have a full year to promote their exceptional wines and leverage the recognition gained from this esteemed event.