ENTERING THE COMPETITION
Here you will find all the information you need on the IWSC.
2020 spirits entry brochure
The world’s largest and most influential spirits competition.
Price of entry
NEW FOR 2020: Each wine or spirit submitted online is charged at £140 (£160 offline).
Early Bird offer: Enter by 31 January to save £20 per entry!
Trade fair offer: Save 50% on shipping by dropping your samples at the IWSC stand at Wine Paris or ProWein
*Early Bird offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including bottle collection at international trade fairs.
We have different entry and shipping deadlines for different regions.
NEW FOR 2020: We require three samples of each wine or sake, or two bottles of each spirit or vermouth entry.
For an additional £53 per entry for wine, sake or vermouth, or £80 for spirits, entrants can be able to ship their products to the IWSC from selected offices of our partner, Hellmann Beverage Logistics. This price covers all duty.
We also collect samples at a variety of trade event throughout the year. Upcoming events include Wine Paris and Prowein. This costs £26 for wine, sake and vermouth and £60 for spirits.
Wines are judged by country, region, and vintage as appropriate.
Spirits are judged by type, age and strength. Whiskies are also variety/style judged by region, style and cask finish/strength where appropriate.
We also judge low or no alcohol wine and spirits.