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Our mission is to encourage producers to raise the quality bar continually through year on year feedback on their wines; and to guide wine lovers towards the best champagnes and sparkling wines on the planet.

Tom Stevenson.


The prestigious CSWWC Awards Dinner will take place this year on the 24th October at the historic Merchant Taylors’ Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB. The evening will begin with a preview tasting of some of this year’s Gold medal winning wines, selected by founder Tom Stevenson.

The National Champions and World Champion Trophy’s will be announced, the Best in Class certificates will be awarded and guests will have the chance to taste more than 50 CSWWC 2018 Best in Class Champagne’s and Sparkling Wines over a four course dinner.

A fantastic evening of tasting, networking and having fun with industry friends!


5pm- Doors will open for a pre-dinner reception for guests to taste a selection of the 2018 Gold Medal winning wines.

6:45pm-for 7pm – Dinner served with over 50 Best in Class 2018 award winning wines and the unveiling of the ultimate trophy winners.


£235 per head with a 10% discount available on full table bookings. To avoid disappointment please book early through Eva Callaghan. E: [email protected] .If you have any further questions about the Awards Dinner please contact Rachel Davey E: [email protected]




Welcome to the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC), the toughest and most respected sparkling wine competition in the world. We offer the widest available benchmark of world-class sparkling wines, highlighting ‘the best of the best’ in bottle, magnum and jeroboam formats.

The CSWWC is the only international wine competition in which every wine is judged exclusively by world class sparkling wine specialists: founder Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan, together with permanent reserve judge George Márkus. Uniquely, this guarantees the most reliable results and allows both producers and wine lovers to chart the quality progression of sparkling wines year on year.

All wines are tasted blind and by origin to ensure medal winners are evaluated within the context of their typicality of provenance. Each wine is conventionally assessed as either Gold, Silver, Bronze, No Award, Possibly Faulty or Definitely Faulty – BUT, unconventionally, we recognise and award ONLY Gold and Silver medals, ensuring that all CSWWC medal-winning wines are very special.


  • Friday 19th December 2017 – online entries open
  • Friday 1st February 2018 – Early bird offer ends for online entries
  • Thursday 29th March 2018 – Online entries close
  • Friday 20th April 2018 – Last day for receiving sample shipments
  • Monday 28th May to Friday 8th June – Judging
  • Thursday 5th July – Medals announced
  • Wednesday 24th October – Prestigious Awards Dinner at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, London.                                                                          

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The Judges

Find out about our expert world class judges


Tom Stevenson


Essi Avellan


Tony Jordan


George Markus