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Why enter the Decanter World Wine Awards?

In the lead up to the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 entry deadline (28 February), we take a look at what makes DWWA the world's leading wine competition with our Co-Chairs and Regional Chairs...

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world's largest and most influential wine competition. Co-founded by Decanter and Steven Spurrier, the competition is now in its 17th year.

To introduce Decanter World Wine Awards into the new decade, we take a look at interviews from the competition’s three Co-Chairs and select Regional Chairs to hear what makes DWWA the wine competition producers should enter and the significance of winning a DWWA medal to both the producer and consumer.

“I think it’s really well recognised around the world that Decanter World Wine Awards set the standard for having the most rigorous and high-quality competition among all the others out there.”
– Jeannie Cho Lee MW, Regional Chair for Burgundy

Why enter DWWA: The Co-Chairs

Michael Hill Smith MW
International wine judge, wine consultant and Australia’s first Master of Wine

Sarah Jane Evans MW
Award-winning journalist and ex-chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine

Andrew Jefford
Decanter columnist and blogger, wine writer and broadcaster

Why enter DWWA: The Regional Chairs

Barbara Philip MW
Regional Chair for Canada

Peter Liem
Regional Chair for Champagne

Jeannie Cho Lee MW
Regional Chair for Burgundy

Watch DWWA judging week highlights

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