Global Judging

Global Judging

As part of our Global Judging, each year, the IWSC takes its experts to wine regions around the world, collaborating with local experts to judge wines 'in situ'.

By creating this opportunity, producers from selected regions are able to benefit from the expertise and influence of the IWSC, without having to transport wines to the UK.

Each year, new locations will be selected and these regions will vary from year to year. Please review this page before entering your wines into our awards, as new regions may be announced at short notice. 

In 2023, the IWSC took its Global Judging to so many exciting wine regions. Our international judges were immersed in the culture and wine scenes through judging alongside local judges and lots of vineyard visits. The countries included in our 2023 Global Judging were Georgia, Austria, Turkey, Argentina, South Africa and Australia

We are delighted to announce the first location we will be taking our Global Judging in 2024 - following the success of 2023 we will be returning to Georgia to judge Georgian, Armenian and Azerbaijani wines.

You can discover further information on where to send your wines and judging dates below. Good luck!

MARGARET RIVER 2024

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MARGARET RIVER 2024

TURKEY 2024

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TURKEY 2024

SOUTH AFRICA 2024

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SOUTH AFRICA 2024

AUSTRIA 2024

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AUSTRIA 2024

GEORGIA 2024

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GEORGIA 2024

MARGARET RIVER 2023

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MARGARET RIVER 2023

SOUTH AFRICA 2023

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SOUTH AFRICA 2023

ARGENTINA 2023

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ARGENTINA 2023

AUSTRIA 2023

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AUSTRIA 2023

TURKEY 2023

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TURKEY 2023

GEORGIA 2023

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GEORGIA 2023

"This trip has increased my understanding and knowledge of South African wine. This immersion in the wines of the country, through producer and vineyard visits, deepens all of our understanding in a way that tasting and judging blind in a room in London can never achieve. I think it encourages us to judge each wine as an individual and think about it in its context."

Victoria Mason, Buyer at Bordeaux Index

South Africa, July 2022