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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.

Welcome to the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.

The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) is the only international sparkling wine competition judged by sparkling wine specialists, for the new generation of sparkling wine consumers who enjoy sparkling wine on any occasion.

The CSWWC endorses provenance and promotes world-class sparkling wines of every region as gastronomic wines par excellence. The competition is now in its 6th year and continues to grow in numbers and stature. It is the largest and toughest sparkling wine competition in the world.

We are extending the earlybird offer to all future entries for CSWWC 2020 until it official closes on the 11th September 2020. Early bird discount price of £139 per wine (+VAT if entered from the UK).

Everyone at the CSWWC hopes that you and your loved ones are safe and well in these difficult times, and that you remain safe and well. If any of you or your loved ones are infected with COVID-19, we hope they have a speedy recovery.

We send our very best wishes to you, your family, your employees, your neighbours, and everyone else throughout your community. During these harrowing times we need to help and care for each other.

Although the CSWWC will go ahead this year, recent restrictions (quite rightly) imposed by the government make it logistically impossible for us to maintain a May/June judging schedule and it will be equally impossible for many of you to ship your wines to us in time. Tom has therefore made the decision to postpone the judging. Once that decision had been made, he looked at how long other events had been postponed and came to the conclusion that some of the proposed new dates were overly optimistic. He therefore worked backwards from the Awards Dinner to ascertain the very latest date the CSWWC could be postponed to, which is as follows:




  • 11th September (Deadline for all 2020 entries)
  • 25th September  (Deadline for samples to be delivered to Sensible Wine Services
  • 26th October – 6th November (Judging takes place)
  • November (Medal Results announced)

How To Enter


Am I eligible?


Entry process



Access results

My first venture into the land of COVID

September 10th, 2020|

After 5 months isolating on medical advice and surviving on deliveries, I ventured out for the first time, stopping at 3 hotels, dining in 4 restaurants, and dropping into 2 coffee shops. For many it [...]

To Harvest or Not To Harvest: that is the question!

June 24th, 2020|

REPRODUCED & ADAPTED FROM MY FACEBOOK PAGE (8 June 2020) Just a thought, not a suggestion (because it needs to be considered within the strict context of each individual producer’s position), but in some instances [...]

Is too much sunshine ruining your picnics and barbeques?

June 22nd, 2020|

Is too much sunshine ruining your picnics and barbeques? The famous Italian scientist Galileo Galilei is quoted as saying “Wine is sunlight, held together by water”, but, once the grapes are picked, light becomes the [...]


March 25th, 2020|

Everyone at the CSWWC hopes that you and your loved ones are safe and well in these difficult times, and that you remain safe and well.    If any of you or your loved ones [...]

The Judges

Find out about our expert world class judges

Tom Stevenson

Essi Avellan

George Markus

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