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2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards

May 19 - May 20


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Produced by Beverage Trade Network, the 2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards is the first-ever international wine competition within the United States judged entirely by sommeliers. The May 19-20 competition will focus exclusively on the needs of on-premise establishments such as bars, restaurants, lounges and clubs, making this competition fundamentally different from any other wine competition within the U.S.

The goal of Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide experienced on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. As a result, the Sommeliers Choice Awards has the potential to become the most prestigious competition for wine lists in the U.S.

The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs. In order to be selected as a judge, sommeliers must provide evidence of their expertise within the on-premise industry. In some cases, these sommeliers may also be wine consultants for on-premise establishments. They may also have a buying role in addition to working on the restaurant floor.

Entries are now open for the 2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards. The sample deadline is April 10.

List of Sommeliers Choice Awards
Double gold – 96 points and above
Gold – 90-95 points
Silver – 80-89 points
Bronze – 70-79 points

Wine of the Year
White Wine of the Year
Red Wine of the Year
Sparkling Wine of the Year
Rosé Wine of the Year
Fortified Wine of the Year

Wine of the Year – BTG (By The Glass)
White Wine of the Year – BTG (By The Glass)
Red Wine of the Year – BTG (By The Glass)
Sparkling Wine of the Year – BTG (By The Glass)
Rosé Wine of the Year – BTG (By The Glass)
Fortified Wine Of The Year – BTG (By The Glass)

Other special awards
Importer of the Year
Distributor of the year
Wine of the Year (By Country) – Only top 10 Countries (USA, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Australia,
New Zealand, Chile, Germany, South Africa)
Wine of the Year (By Varietal) – Only top 10 Varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir,
Merlot, Shiraz/Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Riesling)

Key Dates:
Domestic registration ends: April 10, 2019
International registration ends: Feb. 28, 2019
Warehouse closes for samples: April 20, 2019
Judging: May 19-20, 2019
Winners announced: June 10, 2019

Visit https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/  in order to know more about the process, our prestige judges or any other information. You can also email your interest on info@sommelierschoiceawards.com or give us a call on +1 855-481-1112 and our executive will call you back within 24 hours.


May 19
May 20
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Kevin Croft
(855) 481-1112


South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S. Airport Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080 United States
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(855) 4811-112