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.
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
- July – Medals announced
- October – Awards Dinner in London