2023 London Wine Competition

Entry Deadline: February 22, 2023
Categories: Wine Competitions
2023 London Wine Competition
Venue / Location

St Mary’s London
Wyndham Place
London W1H 1PQ
United Kingdom

General Information

Judging – March 20-21, 2023

Winners Announced – April 12, 2023

The London Wine Competition looks to recognize, reward and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wines’ list –  and then vitally stay there – they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it.

That is why the London Wine Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – £75 Super Early Bird – May 2 to Aug 31, 2022
Per Entry Fee – £85 Special – Sept 1 to Oct 16, 2022
Per Entry Fee – £95 Early Bird – Oct 17 to Dec 9, 2022
Per Entry Fee – £110 Regular – Dec 10 to Feb 22, 2023

Quantity Discount Now Available
4 to 9 entries: 10% discount
10 to 14 entries: 15% discount
15 or more entries: 20% discount

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

Please send your samples (3 bottles per entry) to Sensible Wine Services (SWS) before March 2, 2023.
Warehouse Closes: March 2nd, 2023
Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.
Wines that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

London Wine Competition will be decided based on the following judging formula

Q (Quality Score) + Value Score (V) + Package Score (P) = London Wine Competition Score.

A separate weighted score will be given for each of the three parts of the judging process (Quality gets twice the weight. The scores will be calculated with other judges for the same product on the team to give a final score from which individual prizes will be awarded.

Quality Score: will be marked out of 100

Value Score: will be marked out of 100

Package Score: will be marked out of 100

Gold: to receive a Gold medal, you need to score 90 or over.
Silver: to receive a Silver medal, you need to score between 76-89.
Bronze: to receive a Bronze medal, you need to score between 65-75.

The minimum qualification for the special award is 90 points. The category that has no product that achieved 90 points will not be considered.
Wine Of The Year
Winery Of The Year
Best In Show Wine (By Country Category)
Best In Show Wine (By Varietal Category)
Best Wine of the Year (By Quality)
Best Wine of the Year (By Value)
Best Wine of the Year (By Packaging)