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Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 opens

Entries for this year's Decanter World Wine Awards are now open.

With over 12,000 wines entered last year, The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest international wine competition.

Under chairman Steven Spurrier, the wines are judged by the experts from 25 different countries, including one-fifth of the world’s Masters of Wine.

On the opening of the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards, Decanter publishing director and Awards founder Sarah Kemp said, ‘2012 is a very exciting year for the Decanter World Wine Awards. Building on the huge success of 2011, the Decanter team have secured promotional opportunities for our winners across the globe.

Decanter is the name trusted and followed by wine lovers everywhere and we look forward to introducing the 2012 winners to a keen audience of wine enthusiasts.’

Wines can be entered online or by post from 3 January 2012 to 1 March 2012. Judging takes place in London from 23 April to 4 May 2012. Results are announced at the London International Wine Fair and on Decanter.com on 22 May.

Any wine produced in a minimum quantity of 200 cases (1,800 litres) at the time of entry, or 50 cases (450 litres) for sweet wines, may be entered.

For entry forms and full details on rules of entry visit Decanter.com/dwwa

Written by Decanter.com staff

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