Decanter Retailer Awards: Rules of Entry & Judging Criteria

Read more about the specific judging criteria and conditions of entry for each category in the 2014 Decanter Retailer of the Year Awards.

The Decanter Retailer Awards 2014 celebrate the UK’s best wine retailers according to their wine range, online and in-store innovation, and customer service over the past 12 months.

Judging Criteria

Supermarket of the Year

– This category is open to all supermarkets based in the UK and selling wine as part of their overall business activity.


National Wine Retailer of the Year

– Each entrant in this category must be publically trading in the UK

Small Independent Retailer of the Year

– Each entrant must have a maximum of 10 employees.

– Each entrant must be privately owned.

Large Independent Retailer of the Year

– Each entrant must have a minimum of 11 employees.

– Each entrant must be privately owned.


Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

– Entrants must retail in the UK, and specialise in a particular variety or region of wine.

The judging panel will be supported by independent specialist advisors where necessary when reviewing entries for the specialist categories.

Rules of entry

– All entries must be based in the UK and sell wine as their main business activity.

– You may enter more than one category.

The 2014 categories are:

Supermarket of the Year

National Wine Retailer of the Year

Large Independent Retailer of the Year

Small Independent Retailer of the Year

Americas Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Australia and New Zealand Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Bordeaux Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Burgundy Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Rhone Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Germany and Austria Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Italy Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Spain and Portugal Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

South Africa Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year

Enquiries:

T: +44 (0)203 14 84512

E: retailerawards@decanter.com

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Written by Emma Salter