The competition can be entered through this sign-up form and by paying the entrance fee either online or by invoice. There are no costs for entering the competition other than the entrance fee. The sign-up process for the BWW competition is the fastest, easiest, and most affordable in the business. ENTER NOW!
FASTEST, EASIEST AND MOST AFFORDABLE ENTERING
Enter your wines for the competition. The basic sign-up cost is 150€ per wine. In addition to the main category, you may enter wines for other categories as well at 25€ per category.
ENTER AS MANY WINES AS YOU WANT
You may enter an unlimited number of wines for the competition. In the first phase of the competition you are not required to send in your wines for appraisal. Only the producers who enter the finals are asked to send in four sample bottles of each wine.
ENTER ANY VINTAGE BETWEEN 2004 AND 2019
All wines entered for the competition must be for sale during the year 2020 at the latest. The still wines can come from any vintage between 2004 and 2019., champagnes and sparkling wines from 2006 and 2014, and fortified wines from 1994 to 2017. If the wine is older vintage but released on markets recently (after 2016), it is welcome to take part in the competition. No samples are needed unless the wine qualifies to finals after the voting period. The producers are asked to send 4 sample bottles of each wine wine that make into the finals. The vintage appraised in the finals does not need to be on the market at the time, it is sufficient that the wine is on the market during the year 2020.
The grand prize of the BWW competition is The Best Wine of the World, awarded to the wine that receives the most scores in the finals. In addition the BWW grants in total 200 awards in all six main categories and different sub-categories categories according to price range, origin and varietal.
In addition, the winners of the public vote in different categories and the best wines of different wine regions are rewarded. There are also a few special awards, such as The Best Wine Producer of the World, The Best Winemaker of the World, and The Best Champagne of the World.
In addition to the winners, the competition also awards wines with medal certificates. The Best Wine of the World finalists (places one through 20) receive a gold and silver medal or a bronze medal. Producers are allowed to use BWW medals in their marketing and on the bottles of the awarded wine. Stickers can be ordered through the BWW website.
Results & Promotion
The results are published on Tastingbook.com. Extensive press releases are issued worldwide on the results. The World’s leading fine wine magazine (FINE) publishes a worldwide special edition on the competition, and it is delivered, among others, to all voters and professionals who took part.Receiving an award entitles producers to use the BWW symbol in the marketing of the awarded wine.
BWW COMPETITION STARTS May 1, 2020
The voting for the Best Wine Wines of the World begins on May 1, 2020 and ends on July 31, 2020. After this the judges selected among the over 8000 wine professionals on Tastingbook will assess the finalist wines blind and give them scores. The results and awards are published in Tastingbook.com with press releases in the mid of October 2020.
Tastingbook is unbiased, ad-free, non-commercial, free to everyone and easy to use service. Tastingbook is created by FINE - the world's leading Fine Wine magazines and thousands of wine professionals and wineries from over 60 countries. Tastingbook started in 2015 and have today over million pages of wine information and around 1.5 millions visitors in every month. Over 7000 wine professionals from 112 countries are keeping it updated. In tastingbook you will find the most up-to-date tasting reports virtually from every major tastings from all around the world.
The worlds finest wine magazine will publish a special BWW Competition issue after the results are published. The magazine will be produced both in print and digital. The digital version will be distributed to all Tastingbook.com members as well as to FINE Magazines network covering together over half a million wine enthusiasts and professionals.
The BWW competition is a unique worldwide wine competition. Millions of consumers around the world together with thousands of wine professionals can take part in the competition.
The competition is carried out in two phases. In the first phase consumers and professionals appraise wines in a natural tasting environment, i.e. at home, with friends, in restaurants, etc. and give votes to wines in the competition according to their preference. One person can give several votes to different wines. The votes are given to wines on Tastingbook.com service during 3-months voting phase, where the ranking of most voted wines can be followed in real-time.
In the second phase 50 most voted wines in each main category qualifies to finals. In the finals, the jury formed by Tastingbook.com wine professionals appraise the wines by category. All of the wines in the finals are tasted blind.
Producers are asked to send samples for this appraisal of only those wines that qualifies in the finals.
The first voting phase begins on May 1st, 2020. Producers can enter their wines for the competition until March 30th, 2020.
BWW has been created by two leading medias in its field.
- The world’s leading fine wine magazines - FINE Magazines, who publish wine magazines in Scandinavia, Europe, USA, India and Australia. FINE is also publishing the world’s only Champagne Magazine and wine investing magazine - FINEst Wines.
- Tastingbook.com, the world's largest wine information source. Tastingbook started in 2015 and have today over million pages of wine information and at best, over 1.5 million monthly visitors. Over 7000 wine professionals from 112 countries are keeping it updated. Tastingbook will also be the voting platform for BWW.
We think it is important that millions of consumers around the world join thousands of experts to choose the best wines of the world, and voting for wines is simple and easy!
Every wine that enters in BWW competition, will get an own wine page in Tastingbook where the wine can be voted. The wine will also get votes in Tastingbook every time wine is tasted and scored in the Tastingbook.com by Tastingbook professionals. Professionals points are converted into the votes.
Any Internet user on any device can vote for wines. Tastingbook.com alone has over 1.5 million monthly users from over 110 countries. We also hope that all producers make sure their own constituent groups and wine distributors vote for their wine.
The votes are counted during the first phase of the competition by Tastingbook.com service. The Tastingbook shows the number of votes given for each wine on its wine pages and keeps up a constantly updated wine ranking list by votes on Tastingbook site which can be followed by anyone who enters in to the Tastinbook.com. The votes do not count anymore in the finals, where finalist wines are ranked by professionals by scores from 100-point scale.
In the first phase of the competition the judges are millions of wine consumers and professionals. In the second phase the jury consists of Tastingbook’s wine professionals, mainly wine writers, sommeliers, MW’s and winemakers.
Who understands wines the best? The people who make them. That is why our juries include the people who make some of the most esteemed wines in the world.
Success in the competition is not based on a single appraisal event, but on the voters’ previous or current experiences of the wine in its natural tasting environment.
This makes it easy and affordable to sign up. It also ensures that all wines have equal opportunity to receive votes, and that votes are given for wines already on the market and not for samples producers send specifically for the competition.
We only ask samples for the wines that qualifies into finals.
For all wines that qualify in the finals, we ask for 4 samples of each wine to be delivered to our final's venue.
We want to serve all wine consumers in the world and give them information on the best wines in each price range. It is relevant to assess wines in their own price categories, just like consumers do when deciding which wine to buy.
One can follow the current standings of the wines during the voting period on Tastingbook.com. The list of the most voted wines are published after the first phase in August 2020. The awards and winners of the competition are published on press releases in the mid of October 2020.
If the competition is cancelled due to reasons dependent on the organizer the entrance fee will be refunded in total. If the competition is cancelled due to reasons not dependent on the organizer the organizer is not obligated to refund the entrance fee.