From neighbourhood shops to national retailers – and expanding to include UK cellar doors – the Decanter Retailer Awards recognises excellence across a range of categories and specialities in wine retail, in-store and online.
Specifically focused on the UK market, the awards champion the nation’s best wine retailers and offer wine drinkers an indispensable guide to the outstanding retail experiences across the nation.
The 2023 edition will see categories evolve to fit the current wine industry and consumer trends, with this year seeing more additions than ever to celebrate the best of UK wine retail in all its guises.
This year categories have expanded to include UK wineries with cellar doors and wine clubs as well as wine buyers and buying teams of retail outlets to celebrate their success and contributions to UK retail.
Annual awards from national and regional titles, to awards by specialism will progress alongside recent additions including Green Champion and Best Hybrid Wine Retailer. See all categories available to enter →
Entries & judging
Peter Richards MW will return as Chairman, with judges Laura Clay, Andy Howard MW, Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW and Mags Janjo joining the panel, with the awards’ three-stage judging process commencing on 10th July.
Entries for the Decanter Retailer Awards 2023 are open until Monday 26 June 2023, with results announced across Decanter’s digital and print platforms from 26th September.
Why enter? Find out more in our entry pack
Key dates for 2023
26 June 2023
Entry and entry form deadline
12 September 2023
Shortlist published on Decanter.com
22-27 September 2023
Results announced on Decanter.com
6 October 2023
Results published in Decanter magazine’s November issue
For three years running, all proceeds from the Decanter Retailer Awards plus additional donations by Decanter have been donated to drinks industry charities.
For a fourth year proceeds from the 2023 awards will again go to nominated charities including The Drinks Trust, The Ben and The Regenerative Viticulture Foundation. Learn more about last year’s donations →
In response to last year’s entries, long-time judge Laura Clay commented, ‘I truly believe there isn’t anywhere in the world which can compete with the quality and diversity of the UK’s wine retailers. Wine lovers here are very blessed.’
See all past winners of Decanter Retailer Awards from 2008 onwards here.