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Somm Choice LogoIf you are looking to get your wines in-front of US top on-premise buyers and sommeliers. Enter Your Wines Now.

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.

Important Announcement: SCA is on track to happen on August 12, 2020. Please enter your wines now and ship by April 22 to get best pricing.

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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.

“To have our flagship wine judged so highly by the decision-makers and tastemakers at some of the USA’s top on-premise venues is a proud moment for our whole team.”

– Sam Bannett
Chief Winemaker, Te Pa Family Vineyards

Winners at 2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards

View Previous 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.

Emily Wines Emily Wines MS
Master Sommelier, Vice President, Wine & Beverage Experience, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Gary Russel Gary Russel
Sommelier, The Ritz-Carlton, FL
Brian Phillips Brian Phillips
Director of Wine Strategy at Darden Restaurants
Sally Morh Sally Morh
Master Sommelier, Colorado
James Bube MS James Bube MS

Wine Director, Hogsalt Hospitality
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.
  • Get valuable feedback on how you scored on quality….
  • Get featured in the SommelierBusiness.com which is the leading resource for US sommeliers and on-premise buyers.
  • Attract additional PR and media attention for award-winning wines
  • Winners will be promoted to 20,000+ sommeliers and wine directors of US market.
  • Winners will get 1000 free stickers.

Impact of Winning an SCA Medal

Top 100 Somm choice

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


Special Pricing Registration Deadline: April 22, 2020
Warehouse Closes For Samples: July 20, 2020
Judging: August 12, 2020
Winners Announced: August 31, 2020


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(Price in USD)

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Important Reminder: Special pricing ends April 22, enter today to save.

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