Wine Awards and Competitions
International Wine Challenge
The International Wine Challenge is a London-based wine competition launched in 1984 by British wine writer Robert Joseph. Several hundred IWC judges, led by half a dozen Co-Chairs, blind-taste roughly 13,000 entries
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Founded in 1969 by wine chemist Anton Massel, the International Wine & Spirit Competition has risen to become one of the world's benchmark wine competitions. Wines are tasted blind and poured behind closed doors to keep bottle shapes and closures unknown.
Concours Mondial Bruxelles
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is an international wine competition which assesses more than 7000 wines from around the globe each year. Despite the event's name, the very first Concours Mondial was actually held in the city of Bruges rather than Brussels.
Le Guide Hachette des Vins
Produced by France's top publishing group Hachette, this French wine guide was first printed in 1985 and remains one of Europe's most respected wine books. For objectivity, Hachette’s wine assessors are told only the appellation and vintage of the wines they taste.
World Whiskies Awards
The World Whiskies Awards is an annual international competition that selects, rewards, and promotes the best whiskies from around the world by taste and design. It was first launched in 2007 and is based in the UK, although accepts entries from around the world.
The Global Masters
The Global Masters is a series of worldwide, blind tasting competitions hosted by the Drinks Business Magazine. Entrants for the Global Masters of each grape variety are assessed on style and price rather than the location
The TEXSOM International Wine Awards
The TEXSOM International Wine Awards started out in March 1985 as the Dallas Wine Competition with 15 judges and 570 wines. It has now blossomed into a significant international wine competition.
The Fine Sake Awards
The Fine Sake Japan Awards were introduced in 2011 by a committee of several sake industry bodies. The tastings use wine glasses, rather than traditional sake cups to achieve more expressive aromas.
Mundus Vini is a German-based weinakademie (wine academy) founded in 2001. Since then, it has organized the Internationale Weinpreis, one of the largest wine competitions in Europe.