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 2008 AND 2017
All wines entered for the competition must be for sale during the year 2018 at the latest. For the first phase of the competition (the public vote) wines participate by name and vintage between 2008 and 2017 (Champagnes between vintage 2004 and 2012). 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 2018. The finals are held on three continents: Australian and New Zealand wines in Australia, European wines in Europe, and wines of Americas in the United States.
The main prize of the BWW competition is The Best Wine of the World, awarded to the wine that receives the most points out of all wines in the finals. In addition, the BWW awards almost 600 other prizes in four main categories that are divided into subcategories according to price range and variety of grape.
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 31.07.2017
The voting period begins on Jul 31, 2017 and ends on Oct 30, 2017. After this the judges selected among the over 6000 wine professionals on Tastingbook gather in Australia, Europe, and the United States to assess the finalist wines blind and rank them. The results are published in an awards gala in United States on Jan 25, 2018, where the winners of the entire competition and its different categories are awarded.
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 6000 wine professionals from 60 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.
With nine magazines published in four languages and distribution of over three million copies in 85 countries, it is not difficult to see why FINE Publishing is the world’s leading publisher of fine wine magazines. Combining exclusive stories by the most renowned wine critics with award-winning photography and stunning visual design, FINE offers a unique and innovative look at the fascinating world of wine.
The BWW competition is a unique worldwide wine competition. Millions of customers around the world together with thousands of wine professionals, select the finalist wines, which are then judged by professionals around the world. BWW is the largest wine competition in the world, by any measure – number of wines, involvement of consumers and the number of judges.
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 gives votes to wines in the competition. During the voting period people can vote for their favorite wines on Tastingbook.com, Facebook, or Instagram.
In the second phase twenty wines moves to the finals in the each gatecory. Consumers have chosen 10 of them by voting and tastingbook’s over 6000 wine professionals have chosen other 10 finalist. In the finals only wine professionals appraise the wines by category. All of the wines in the finals are tasted blind. Producers are asked to send samples for appraisal of only those wines that reach the finals. The finals are held on three continents: Australian and New Zealand wines in Australia, European wines in Europe, and wines of Americas in the United States.
The first voting phase begins on Jul 1, 2017. Producers can enter their wines for the competition up until June 30, 2017. Participants can sign up at www.bestwineoftheworld.com or at the Tastingbook stand in Bordeaux Vinexpo 2017. At this stage producers do not need to send in any wine samples.
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 Magazines and Wine investing magazine.
- Tastingbook.com, the world largest wine information source. Tastingbook started in 2015 and have today over million pages of wine information and around 1.5 millions visitors in every month. Over 6000 wine professionals from 75 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. 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. The wine can be voted also in Facebook and Instagram.
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 millions of readers of FINE Magazines in over 85 countries will also be activated to vote.
In the first phase of the competition the participating wines are voted for by name and vintage. While selecting the finalists the votes received by each wine during the voting period are added up and 20 wines with the most votes in each category are invited for the finals.
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 finals' location – in Australia, Europe or United States.
We want to serve all wine consumers in the world and give them information on the best wines in each price range. We also think it is just to appraise the wines in their own price categories, just like consumers do when deciding which wine to buy.
You can monitor the current standings of the wines during the voting period on Tastingbook.com, Facebook, and Instagram.The winners of the competition are announced in the BWW gala in US, on January 25, 2018. Along with the winners the wines that have reached the top 20 are awarded. Wines that placed well in the competition are awarded certificates and bottle stickers that can be ordered separately.
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.