CSWWC 2017 Entries Open!
Entries for the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 are now open! To enter your wines, please register here. (Please note, you will need to re-register even if you entered the competition in 2016). A full explanation of the entry procedure can be found here.
Entries cost £149 + VAT* per wine. The last date for online entries is Thursday 13th April and all wines must be received by our UK depot at Sensible Wine Services by Friday 28th April.
The Fizz Competition That Trade & Consumers Trust
The CSWWC is the most respected, comprehensive and rigorous international sparkling wine competition in the world, judged exclusively by renowned fizz experts Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan, together with permanent reserve judge George Márkus. No other fizz competition is as tough, nor can match the consistency and accuracy of judging.
Open to effervescing quality wines of every style produced anywhere on the planet, all wines entered into the CSWWC are judged blind and evaluated strictly within the context of their origin and style. Although the judges will categorise the wines as Gold, Silver, Bronze, Commended, and No Award, we select and publish only the very best as winners, rejecting Bronze and lower awards (Silver and below for Deluxe Champagnes).
Announcement and Publication of Results
Medal winners will be published in JULY and the Trophy and Best in Class winners will be announced at the annual Awards Dinner in London on 14th September. A full PR campaign will support the results and all Trophy winners and Best in Class will be published in World of Fine Wine magazine in September 2017, with full Medal and Trophy results and tasting notes published in Tom Stevenson’s Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide 2018. Producers are free to publicise their own medal successes and quote any tasting notes featured in Tom’s Guide, providing that they are attributed to The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017.
* applicable only to those wines entered from within the UK
KEY DATES IN BRIEF
- Thursday 13th April – last date for online entries
- Friday 28th April – last date for samples to be received at Sensible Wine Services (our UK Depot)
- Monday 29th May – judging starts
- July – medal results announced
- Thursday 14th September – Annual Awards Dinner at Vintners Hall, London
- November – Publication of Tom Stevenson’s Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide 2018
CSWWC 2016 ResultsChampagne Louis Roederer’s Cristal Brut 2002 (Magnum) was named Supreme World Champion and Best French Sparkling Wine 2016 at the Awards Dinner of the 2016 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships in London. The Champagne House was also named Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year in front of 100 international winemakers, producers and guests at the historic Vintner’s Hall.
2016 was a ground breaking year for the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, with more entries than ever before. A total of 20 trophies were awarded from over 60 Best in Class winners, including 11 National Champions, 6 World Champions by Style and the Chairman’s Trophy, presented this year to MCIII NV by Moët & Chandon. National Champions were awarded for the first time in Chile to Santa Digna Estelado Rosé NV Uva Païs, China to Chandon NV Brut Rosé and Hungary to Kreinbacher 2011 Brut Classic in Magnum.
For 2016 trophy and medal results click here. Full tasting notes and in-depth details of all winners are available in TOM STEVENSON’S CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE GUIDE 2017. Producers are encouraged to publicise their own Medal and Trophy successes and are free to quote any of the tasting notes published in Tom’s Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide 2017, provided that these are attributed to the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2016.