Are my wines eligible to be entered?

Any wine that is commercially available anywhere in the world can enter, even if of limited commercial availability or available exclusively from the cellar door.

Contrary to most other wine competitions, the CSWWC is NOT draconian in its definition of “commercially available”. So if you have a small stock of an extraordinary sparkling wine that will enhance your reputation and you are able to sell even just a few dozen bottles or magnums, why not enter it and show the opposition how good you really are?

How do I enter a wine?

Register here, complete the ‘Enter a wine’ form here for each wine you would like to enter (you can save the input at any time and return to it to add, change or update as often as you like) and then make payment here no later than the 13th April 2017. On receipt of your entry form and entry fees, you will receive an acknowledgement of payment.

You will then need to ship 4 x bottles of each wine entered (we require 4 x bottles of all wines, including magnums and jeroboams) to the UK depot of Sensible Wine Services by Friday 28th April.

The address for all wine samples is: CSWWC 2017 ENTRIES c/o Sensible Wine Services, Unit 7 Underlyn Farm, Underlyn Lane, Marden, Kent, TN12 9BQ, UK.

Download the printable CSWWC-2017-delivery-label, which should be fixed to ALL cases.

You are responsible for covering all your duty, carriage, clearance and shipping costs (we cannot accept any wines for which the shipping and duty costs have not already been paid).

Please note

  • we will not be able to confirm receipt of your wines before Friday 28th April. After that date, we will contact you if your entered wines have NOT been received.
  • neither credits nor refunds will be issued to wines that fail to arrive in time for judging

How much does it cost to enter a wine and how do I pay?

Entries cost £149 per wine (+ VAT if entered from the UK). You can enter any number of wines as long as each entry is commercially available somewhere in the world and each entry is accompanied by a completed entry form and entry fee.

All entries paid for before 31st January 2017 will qualify for an early bird discount price of £135 per wine (+VAT if entered from the UK).

Payment can be made by bank transfer/ invoice by emailing Eva Callaghan or ☎ +44 7414 460366 or you can pay by Debit or Credit card via the website.

VOLUME DISCOUNTS are available to those producers entering more than 3 wines:

  • 5% off 3 or more wines
  • 10% off 10 or more wines

To qualify for a volume discount, please email Eva Callaghan or ☎ +44 7414 460366.

Optional CSWWC global shipping service

For those who prefer NOT to use their usual courier for shipping their wines, we are delighted to offer again a consolidated shipping service in conjunction with Hellmann Beverage Logistics. The CSWWC Global Shipping Service offers fixed price shipping of your samples (£45 per entry from within the EU, £65 per entry from non-EU).

The CSWWC Global Shipping Service is available from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and the United States.

We believe that the CSWWC Global Shipping Service is cheaper and more reliable than most other services like DHL, TNT, FedEx etc. Click here for full details on how to use this service.

PLEASE NOTE: Your local Hellmann agent will need to receive your samples by Friday 7th April if you wish to use this service.