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The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) is officially open for 2018 entries via www.champagnesparklingwwc.com and back with a brand new website.

The CSWWC is the first and only terroir-driven competition judged exclusively by internationally renowned experts, who taste each and every wine submitted to guarantee an unprecedented level of consistency and accuracy of judging.

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The 2017 CSWWC panel of judges.


Founded by Tom Stevenson and with the support and expertise of Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan, the CSWWC provides both consumers and trade with the definitive annual guide to the best champagnes and sparkling wines across the globe.

The cost is £149 per wine entered and the closing deadline is 29th March 2018. Judging will take place in the UK in May & June.

“the experience of the judges mean that no other competition can equal the breadth and quality of entries that the CSWWC receives”


Volume discounts will also be available to those producers entering more than three wines with five per cent off three or more wines and ten per cent off ten or more wines.

Medal results will be released in July, with the top World Champions being crowned at an official Championships Dinner in London on Wednesday 24th October.

All awards will also be published in The World of Fine Wine.

Founder and Chairman of the Judges, Tom Stevenson said the experience of the judges mean that no other competition can equal the breadth and quality of entries that the CSWWC receives.

“In 2017 we had no less than 26 countries, including first time participants from Armenia, Croatia, Moldova and Ukraine, entering the competition, positioning the CSWWC the largest and most relevant sparkling wine competition in the world.”

“It is worth reiterating for anyone new to this competition that we taste blind (which is to say we have no knowledge of the identity of each wine beyond its origin, basic style and grape varieties); we judge medals and Best in Class strictly in flights of the same origin and style (Cava Rosé exclusively against Cava Rosé, Australian Blanc de Blancs exclusively against Australian Blanc de Blancs etc.”

“We judge wines conventionally as Gold, Silver, Bronze, Commended, No Award, Possibly Faulty and Definitely Faulty, but we award unconventionally, only Gold and Silver medals because these are the truly outstanding wines,” Stevenson said.

For further information please visit http://www.champagnesparklingwwc.co.uk