International Champagne and Sparkling Wine Awards 2017

21st December 2016

Glass of Bubbly Awards badges

Importantly: What benefits do you get by entering?

We have tried to develop an innovative approach to how we judge Champagne and Sparkling Wines with a focus on communicating results to the people that matter, the end consumers.

We are searching for The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly and this interests consumer read media outlets so those wines which win Gold Medals can expect a strong reach out to the buying public, especially UK market.

Our awards also will get recognition from within the industry to include Sommeliers, chefs, wine buyers, wine merchants, wine writers and more as many follow Glass of Bubbly both online and by attending our annual tasting events.

Our awards will be sponsored by both recognised consumer media outlets and also luxury / lifestyle brands so your wines are associated with a great and evolving target audience. One entry of £75 for one of your wines could achieve you £10,000’s of marketing exposure.

The Player Magazine: A subscription only hard backed publication, mailed directly to a worldwide subscription base comprising of International sportsmen, stage and screen artists, business men and independently wealthy individuals. 17,000 + subscription database. Offering a double page spread on our Gold Winning Wines worth £45,000.

Virgin Wines: One the UK’s biggest wine merchants supplying consumers across the UK with a selection of fine wines. Opportunity to have your gold winning wines tasted by Virgin Wines with potential for your wines to be included in their range.

You can also expect great marketing support from Glass of Bubbly for your wine entries via our website, social media channels and of course our magazine.

As a dedicated Champagne and Sparkling Wine awards, we believe we give you the greatest value for money and the best exposure for your Gold Winning Wines.” Christopher Walkey, Founder of Glass of Bubbly.

Michael Edwards (Chair of Judging) and Tanya Mann M.Che.E, Dip WSET will lead the judging process to select the best wines to be shortlisted for our second round of judging by invited Sommeliers, chefs and keen wine professionals. “By giving out an award, for example of a rosé Franciacorta, and calling it Gold for Fruity and Floral is far better for the end consumer to understand over Gold for NV Rosé. It is important we communicate and relate Champagne and Sparkling Wines in ways that end consumers understands better and are then more likely to engage with.” Christopher Walkey, Founder of Glass of Bubbly.

We have an early bird entrant fee of just £100 + VAT – Please initially email your interest to (All Champagne and Sparkling Wine Entries accepted)

Entries are now open until end of August 2017. Judging will take place in October 2017 with the awards evening for November 2017. Location for judging and awards evening will be Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, London.

Wines express themselves and we as wine professionals love to describe their nose and tastes so it is clear in my mind that giving awards with these descriptive titles is the way forward and especially if we want to share them with consumers.” Tanya Mann, M.Che.E, Dip WSET.

Photo Credit: Ulko Studio

Christopher Walkey

Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.