“With entries from the world’s best sparkling wine producers, the most impressive aspect of taking part in CSWWC is the depth of competition. Taking part gives you the opportunity to benchmark your wines against some of the finest wines on the planet.” Charlie Holland Gusbourne Estate
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 31st March 2020. 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 24th April 2020.
The address for all wine samples is:
CSWWC 2020 ENTRIES c/o Sensible Wine Services, Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate, Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12 6UT
Download the printable CSWWC 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).
- we will not be able to confirm receipt of your wines before Friday 24th 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 2020 will qualify for an early bird discount price of £139 per wine (+VAT if entered from the UK).
Payment can be made by bank transfer/ invoice by emailing Eva Callaghan 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
In 2019 we introduced our Bulk-entry offer, which was so successful that we increased the number of entries increased by one-third! Simply put, this saves producers the trouble of entering each wine and shipping samples to the UK. Instead, they deliver their wines to a representative organisation, which submits a spreadsheet containing the necessary for each wine from every producer, and the generic organisation ships all the samples in one delivery to SWS in the UK. The generic organisation can be official or informal. It can even be one of the largest producers in a region, if other producers are happy with that. Depending on how many entries are submitted, the following discounts apply:
- 15% for 50-74 entries
- 20% for 75-99 entries
- 35% for 100+
To find our more about volume discounts or bulk-entry offer, please email Eva Callaghan or call +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 (£60 per entry from within the EU, £80 per entry from non-EU).
The CSWWC Global Shipping Service is available from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada 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 participating Hellmann agent will need to receive your samples by Friday 1st March 2019 if you wish to use this service. Please click here for full details and to find your nearest participating agent.