Celebrating producers and retailers

As well as judging individual wines and spirits, we are also keen to recognise the creativity of the companies that import, sell and distribute those bottles, showcasing their excellence in encouraging a greater understanding – and sales – of quality drinks.

Wine Supermarket of the Year & Spirit Supermarket of the Year

Supermarkets are invited to take part, free of charge, by completing the application below. The award will be based on achievements over the last 12 months, and plans for the next 12 months.

As part of the judging process, future plans highlighted in previous applications will be taken into consideration, to ensure the applicant has fulfilled their ambitions.

Applications open in January and the winner will be announced in March. The winner will then hold the title for the period between March and February of the following year.

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Wine Distributor of the Year & Spirit Distributor of the Year

Distributors are invited to take part, free of charge, by completing the application below. The award will be based on achievements over the 12 months from December 2019 to December 2020.

As part of the judging process, future plans highlighted in previous applications will be taken into consideration, to ensure the applicant has fulfilled their ambitions.

Our off-trade judges are also invited to nominate their top suppliers, based on service and diversity of the range.

Applications open in January and the winner will be announced in March. The winner will hold the title for the period between March and February the following year.

Nominate a wine & spirit distributor

Apply for the Wine Distributor award

Apply for the Spirit Distributor award

On-trade Supplier of the Year

On-Trade suppliers are invited to take part, free of charge, by completing the application below. The award will be based on achievements over the last 12 months, and plans for the next 12 months.

As part of the judging process, future plans highlighted in previous applications will be taken into consideration, to ensure the applicant has fulfilled their ambitions.

Our on-trade judges are also invited to nominate their top suppliers, based on service and diversity of the range.

Applications open in January and the winner will be announced in March. The winner will hold the title for the period between March and February the following year.

Nominate an on-trade supplier

Apply for the On-trade Supplier of the Year award

Wine Producers of the Year

Winning a medal at the IWSC is a fantastic achievement. Producers are rewarded the Best Producers in their categories based on their achievement at this year’s awards.

Having created a shortlist of the best performers at the IWSC, the winners are then announced at the awards ceremony in November.

  • White Wine Producer
  • Red Wine Producer
  • Rosé Wine Producer
  • Sparkling Wine Producer
  • Fortified Wine Producer
  • Sweet Wine Producer
  • Outstanding Wine Producer
View the 2020 winners

Spirit Producers of the Year

Winning a medal at the IWSC is a fantastic achievement. Producers are rewarded the Best Producers in their categories based on their achievement at this year’s awards.

Having created a shortlist of the best performers at the IWSC, the winners are then announced at the awards ceremony in November.

  • Brandy Producer – sponsored by Cork Supply/Talis
  • Wordlwide Gin Producer sponsored by Gin Guild
  • UK Gin Producer sponsored by Gin Guild
  • Worldwide Whisky Producer
  • Scotch Whisky producer
  • Rum Producer
  • Vodka Producer sponsored by Double Dutch
  • Liqueur Producer
  • Outstanding Distiller sponsored by Forsyth's
View the 2020 winners