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Nation's Leading Restaurant Buyers Join The Sommeliers Choice Awards Judging Panel

Event date: 
May 18, 2020 (All day)



Nation's Leading Restaurant Buyers Join The Sommeliers Choice Awards Judging Panel

Imagine your wine brand being tasted by a panel of 34 leading restaurant wine buyers and Master Sommeliers from across the nation.

At the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2020, this will be the reality.

Read more below.

The top two questions that sommeliers will be attempting to answer as they review wines are:

1. “Would we stock this?” and
2. "Will the consumer buy the 2nd glass".

Each Wine will be rated on:

1. Food Parability
2. Typicity
3. Value
4. Quality
5. Package.

Get Your Wines Rated By Leading Restaurant Wine Buyers
Brian Philips
Director of Wine Strategy,
Darden Restaurants
Emily Wines MS
Master Sommelier Vice President, Wine & Beverage, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Jackson Rohrbaugh
Founder and President,
Crunchy Red Fruit
Jennifer Gomez
Beverage Director & Sommelier, Greens Restaurant, SF
Jared Sowinski
Director of Beverage,
The Phoenician, AZ
Dora Lobo
Beverage Director & Sommelier, The Catering Company of Washington and Elizabeth's Gone Raw, D.C.
Jacob Conn,
Bellagio, NV
Tiffany Tobey
Certified Sommelier,
Hilton Anatole
View All Judges

Judging procedure

The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers, wine directors and on-premise buyers at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs.

In some cases, these sommeliers may also be wine consultants for on-premise establishments. They may also have a buying role in addition to working on the restaurant floor.

Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists.

Sommeliers Choice Awards gathers the top wine restaurant buyers, Master Sommeliers, wine directors who have a direct influence on the US on-premise market.

Put your wines in front of them and get rated by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package.

January 31, 2020, is the last day to enter your wines with $90 pricing. Prices go up from February 01. Save up to $55 per wine.  

Note: Once You enter, we will send you the shipping label and instructions.
Enter Now

International & Domestic Registration: Ends January 31, 2020
Warehouse Closes For Samples: April 20, 2020
Judging: May 18, 2020
Winners Announced: June 15, 2020


$90 - Till January 31, 2020 (Special Pricing)
$125 - Regular Rates
$145 - Late Registration (Post 20 February, 2020)

Quantity Discount Now Available

4 to 9 entries: 10% discount
10 to 14 entries: 15% discount
15 or more entries: 20% discount

(Price in USD)

Visit the official website to learn more. If you have any queries, please reach us on or give us a call on +1 855 481 1112

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