How do I enter the awards?
Please fill out our online form on this webpage or send an email with your interest to [email protected]
The current price for entry per wine is £100 + VAT (no VAT for entries outside the UK).
How do I become a judge?
We welcome all wine professionals and lovers of Champagne & Sparkling Wine to partake in our judging process. We have already chosen a selection of judges for the 2018 awards, though please do email [email protected] if you would like to be considered for this year or next. Final decision on who will judge at the awards will be taken by the senior judging panel.
Where and when are the judging taking place?
The judging will be September 2019 at Marriott County Hall Hotel in Westminster, London.
What is the criteria to become a judge?
We ask that you have one or more or the following: Wine judging experience and a recognised wine qualification, qualified sommelier / chef, passion for Champagne & Sparkling Wines, write for a wine blog / magazine, are part of national PR / Press.
What is the criteria for wine entries?
Your wines needs to be sparkling and made of grapes!
When do I send my wines in to be judged?
We ask you to send the wines (we recommend at least four bottles*) to us Date and location TBC.
What wine glasses will be used?
We will be using Vina 77ep with Laser etched effervescent points.
Who judges my wine(s)?
We select a broad range of wine professionals and Champagne & Sparkling Wine lovers each year to judge the wines in our awards, none of the Glass of Bubbly team partake in the judging process so to remain totally independent and we run a none closed door style of judging wines.
What do I win?
We send out medals (highly commended to gold) and we supply you with the art work for your badge to be used on your wine bottles / website. We also supply each medal winner a certificate which will be posted out to you. Trophies will be awarded out during the awards evening. The famous Carynx trophy is awarded to The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly which the said winery gets to keep the trophy for one year.
Who should I contact for more information?
For Awards entries please email Eve via [email protected]
For Awards Sponsorship / Press / Judging please contact Christopher via [email protected]
*We require 4 bottles ideally so that we have at least 3/4 bottles (allowing for any corkage) to be used during the judging process as our awards brings together a host of wine professionals and your wine could be tasted by anywhere up to 40 judges. Any left over wines will be used during the sparkling wine reception of the awards evening to showcase your wine to fellow wine professionals or we will keep on file your wine for future articles for the website. Minimum requirement of bottles for entry is 3.