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Sommeliers Choice Awards 2021

The goal of the Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. The third edition of Sommeliers Choice Awards will take place on May 16, 2021, n San Francisco.

, The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers, and wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. In order to be selected as a judge, sommeliers need to provide evidence of their expertise within the on-premise industry. 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. Wines will be judged according to criteria such as how well they pair with food items in addition to their overall versatility. Highest marks will be awarded to wines that provide value for money at their respective price points. Judges know the trade prices of each wine as they are judging each flight. The number one question that sommeliers will be attempting to answer as they judge wines is: “Would we stock this?”

List of Sommeliers Choice Awards

  • Double Gold – 96 points and above
  • Gold – 90-95 points
  • Silver – 80-89 points
  • Bronze – 70-79 points

Wine of the Year

  • White Wine of the Year
  • Red Wine of the Year
  • Sparkling Wine of the Year
  • Rose Wine of the Year
  • Fortified Wine Of The Year
  1. Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass)
  2. White Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass)
  3. Red Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass)
  4. Sparkling Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass)
  5. Rose Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass)
  6. Fortified Wine Of The Year - BTG (By The Glass)

For further information: Sommeliers Choice Awards

Location & Dates

From: 16/05/2021

Up to: 16/05/2021

Location: South San Francisco Center, San Francisco, USA.

Organizer & More Info

Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry. Strong partnerships with international organizations have helped BTN establish IBWSS London UK, as a premiere sales and marketing event committed to



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