Only two weeks left to enter the CSWWC

With just two more weeks left for producers to enter, the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) is set to become the new ‘Oscars’ of all things bubbly. Producers from over 15 different international sparkling wine regions have already registered their wines for the competition, with iconic prestige cuvée wines particularly well represented. Established... View Article

With just two more weeks left for producers to enter, the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) is set to become the new ‘Oscars’ of all things bubbly. Producers from over 15 different international sparkling wine regions have already registered their wines for the competition, with iconic prestige cuvée wines particularly well represented.

Established by renowned international champagne and sparkling wine expert Tom Stevenson, this new competition aims to provide the trade and consumers with the definitive guide to the best sparkling wine and champagnes on the planet. Entries close on the website www.cswwc.com on 12th April.

The CSWWC is the first champagne and sparkling wine competition to be judged exclusively by sparkling specialists, combining the tasting prowess of three of the world’s most experienced palates: Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan. It will be the only international wine competition where every judge will evaluate all wines, ensuring an unprecedented level of consistency in the medalling process.

Founder and Chairman of the judges, Tom Stevenson, comments: “There are plenty of global wine competitions but none that specialize only in champagne and sparkling wine, not just for the wines, but the judges too. Tasting champagne and sparkling wine is a very specific skill and so I wanted to ensure we had three experienced, specialist judges to assess the wines as a collective and give true reflective scores. I have been overwhelmed with the response from the industry, not only by the number and range of entries but also by the feedback about the aims and format of the competition. A gold medal in the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships will be the most prestigious award in the sparkling wine industry.”

Full details about the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships and how to enter are available from www.champagnesparklingwwc.co.uk. Entries cost £135+VAT per wine and producers are responsible for the full shipping costs of any samples.


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