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Via – Sommeliers Choice Awards

“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”
-Mark Twain

Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

If you are looking to sell more of your wines to the on-premise establishments, enter your wines in Sommeliers Choice Awards now.

The idea of the Sommeliers Choice Awards is to put the best judges forward to evaluate the best on-premise wines for the consumers. The judging panel includes a mix of top sommeliers, wine directors and on-premise buyers of the leading U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs.

Somm Choice

How Will The Sommeliers Choice Awards Help My Wine Brand Grow?

Sommeliers Choice Awards gathers the top wine restaurant buyers, Master Sommeliers, wine directors who have a direct influence on the US on-premise market.

Put your wines in front of them and get rated by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package.

Time’s running out, if you want to reap the benefits of the Early Bird discount and get in front of the top sommeliers and on-premise wine buyers of the USA at the least cost.

November 15, 2019, is the last day to enter your wines with $90 pricing. Prices go up from November 16. Save $30 per wine.

Note: Once You enter, we will send you the shipping label and instructions. You can enter your wines now to avail the offer discount and ship them later. Warehouse closes 30 March 2020.

Yes, I Want to Save $30 per Wine Entry

Somm Choice tasting

Why Sommeliers Choice Awards?

Sommeliers Choice Awards has a simple goal: to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list.

Top 30 on-premise buyers from big chains will review the wines been entered in the competition & would award the one that they think can be any restaurants’ or hotels must-have list, based on Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package.

“In the highly competitive world of on-premise wines, only the best can be considered as best in class by the qualified judging panel of sommeliers and wine buyers.”

– Mitchell Taylor
Managing Director and Winemaker, Wakefield Wines

Winners at 2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards
View 2019 Competition Winners   |   Add Your Wine to 2020 List

Who Are The Judges?

The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards consists entirely of top sommeliers, wine directors and on-premise buyers at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. 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.

Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines will be judged by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package.

Gary Russel Gary Russel
Sommelier, The Ritz-Carlton, FL
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips
Director of Wine Strategy at Darden Restaurants
R Michael Meaghers R. Michael Meagher, MS
Master Sommelier and Owner, Sommelier On-Demand Hospitality Services, MA
Rachel Candelaria Rachel Candelaria
Sommelier & Wine Director, Spruce, SF
Mark Cartland Mark Cartland
Wine Director, Greens Restaurant, SF
Jacob Conn Jacob Conn
Sommelier, Bellagio, NV

View All Judges   |   View Judging Procedure

Benefits to Medal Winners

As a result of winning a medal at the Sommeliers Choice Awards, you will be able to:

  • Showing your package to the top influencers of US on-premise market.
  • Getting into the Top 100 wine list of US on-premise wines if you are the top 100.
  • Winners will be promoted to 20,000 sommeliers and wine directors of US market.
  • Get valuable feedback on how you scored on quality.

Somm Choice website

Names of the top 100 winning wines at the Sommeliers Choice Awards would be added in the Top 100 On-Premise Wines guide which would be distributed among 10000+ on-premise wine buyers

Somm Choice website

Be Featured Here In The Sommelier Business E-Magazine
Top of the class premium content specifically customized to the needs of the world’s top sommeliers and other restaurant industry professionals.


Early Bird Registration: Ends 15 November 2019
Warehouse Closes For Samples: April 20, 2020
Judging: May 18, 2020
Winners Announced: June 15, 2020


$90 – Till November 15, 2019 (Early bird pricing)
$120 – November 16 Onwards – Regular Rates

(Price in USD)

Visit the official website to learn more. If you have any queries, please reach us on [email protected] or give us a call on +1 855 481 1112

Important Reminder: Early Bird Ends 15 November 2019

Only Few Left To Grow Your Brand Presence In The US Market At Least Cost.

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