Announcing the all-new Wine Buyers Awards!
The London Wine Fair team are hugely excited to announce a brand new initiative celebrating the UK's best professional wine buyers, across the whole spectrum of the trade.
The Wine Buyers Awards has been created to recognise those UK wine buyers who shape and drive the industry, with twelve sector-categorised awards within the following categories: Supermarket & Multiple Retail; Independent Merchant; Restaurant; Pub; and the Rising Star Buyer Award, which will recognise the achievements of those 35 years and under, operating in any of the channels.
There are sponsorship opportunities for brands to get involved, but these are limited and already going fast. To find out more, download the information pack here.
A phenomenal line-up of judges
With a hand-picked panel of experienced judges (soon to be announced) including former senior group buyers, the judging process will be robust and credible, with the aim of recognising today's top buyers, and inspiring the next generation.
The stellar judging team will be led by competition manager Chris Losh, former editor of Imbibe, founder of Sommelier Wine Awards and former editor of Wine International.
Supported by leading wine trade media
London Wine Fair has partnered with a leading media publication for each sector to support the awards, The Drinks Business, The Buyer, The Wine Merchant and Pub & Bar.
By adding their weight and expertise to the judging panels, plus providing critical editorial and calls to enter across their media, this ensures maximum reach for all aspects of the awards.
Call for entries will open in October, meanwhile, some sponsorship options are still available for brands or companies looking to align themselves with an award or category. Discover the categories below, or download the information pack here.
To book your sponsorship or to talk to the team, contact Hannah Tovey on +44(0) 20 7973 4606 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Supermarket & multiple awards
- Supermarket/Multiple wine buyer
- Supermarket/Multiple category wine buyer
Independent Merchant awards
- Large independent merchant wine buyer
- Small independent wine buyer
- High street chain buyer
- Restaurant group buyer
- Independent restaurant buyer
- Large chain group buyer
- Mid-size pub group buyer
- Small independent pub buyer
Rising Star award
A professional wine buyer (under 35) from any buying sector who is deemed to be outperforming their contemporaries and demonstrating innovation.
As well as overall sponsorship of the awards, brands can buyout a whole category, or sponsor individual awards within a category. Find out more.
Your London Wine Fair contacts
+44(0) 20 7973 4606
International Sales Manager
+44 (0)758 305 6212