THE DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS CLOSES FOR ENTRIES ON MARCH 1ST 2013!
WHY SHOULD YOU ENTER THE DWWA IN 2013
Don’t miss out on entering your wines into the world’s most influential wine competition. Here are a few reasons why you should enter, and how the DWWA will help promote your wine to consumers around the world:
1. Unparalleled global reach with media brand Decanter
Winners are featured in the dedicated Awards issue of Decanter magazine, which is sold in 91 countries*, and on Decanter.com – one of the world’s most visited wine websites, visited by 211 countries, with 275,000 unique users per month**.
2. Promote your wine to international consumers around the world
DWWA winners have the chance to be part of our global tastings programme, in partnership with Enomatic. In October 2012, DWWA winning wines were presented at over 60 venues in 27 countries around the world.
To find out more about the 2012 Global Tastings programme, please click here
3. Raise awareness and increase sales
Decanter provides all winners with a FREE marketing pack to help promote award-winning wines to an international audience, including: medal artwork, logos for point of sale material, press releases, a certificate, and more.
DWWA bottle sticker and bottlenecks are also available to purchase at: www.decanter.com/stickers
4. Give your winning wine prominence at trade fairs & tastings
Benefit from promotion through dedicated Decanter tastings at trade fairs and tastings including: London International Wine air, ProWein, Vinexpo Bordeaux, Vinitaly and Vancouver International Wine Fair.
5. Interact daily with an online global audience of thousands
Decanter’s social media platforms offer winners the opportunity to actively promote winning wines on the DWWA accounts for Twitter, Facebook, Weibo, Google Plus and LinkedIn
6. Benefit from PR exposure to 728 million*** wine consumers worldwide
The DWWA generates global media coverage to promote the results to an international audience of millions of wine lovers and important members of the trade.
WHAT MAKES THE DWWA UNIQUE?
Expert palates judging on a regional level
The success of the DWWA rests on its unique judging process and world-class judging panels. We judge on a regional basis to promote a sense of origin and we only take on judges when they have an intimate knowledge of a specific region.
How we judge your wine
Wines are tasted blind within their region of origin and price bracket to ensure that an expression of terroir is taken into account, and wines are compared like for like. Each wine is individually assessed and discussed by a dedicated panel before a verdict is recorded. Wines can be awarded Commended, Bronze, Silver, Gold medals or Regional Trophy. All Silver medals are tasted twice, and all Gold, Regional Trophy and International Trophy winning wines are tasted up to four times.
KEY DATES FOR 2013
2 January 2013: Competition opens for entries
1 March 2013: Deadline for entries
20 March 2013: Deadline for sending wine samples
29 April – 3 May 2013: Judging week
3 May 2013: Regional Trophy judging
9 – 10 May 2013: International Trophy judging
20 May 2013: Results announced at London International Wine Fair and on Decanter.com
20-22 May 2013: DWWA Unsigned Talent tasting at London International Wine Fair
16-20 June 2013: Vinexpo Bordeaux 2013: DWWA Vinexpo Winners Tasting
27 June 2013: DWWA Consumer Tasting, London
4 September 2013: Decanter Awards Presentation Dinner
5 September 2013: Results published in October issue
October 2013: DWWA Global Tastings in partnership with Enomatic
Closing date for entries: 1st March 2013.
*Decanter QSS Report, November 2012
**Omniture, July 2012
***Clementine Communications Report, ABC Audited