Proud of your wine selection? Enter now!
Here at London Wine Fair we want to recognise professional wine buyers who are shaping and driving our industry, so we’ve launched the FIRST-EVER Wine Buyers Awards.
Designed to become the gold standard in wine industry awards, it will be judged by some of the wine world's biggest names including former senior buyers from supermarkets, restaurant groups and acclaimed merchants.
By winning or being shortlisted you are demonstrating your career excellence, enhancing your venue or store’s reputation, and helping inspire the next generation of the industry.
We are now open for entries, enter now for yourself or on behalf of an industry friend or colleague (completely free of charge).
Meet the judges
With a hand-picked panel of experienced judges 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 and Wine International Magazine, and founder of Sommelier Wine Awards.
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
- Large chain group buyer
- Mid-size pub group buyer
For anyone who buys for direct-to-consumer online wine retail.
Rising Star award
A professional wine buyer (under 35) from any buying sector who is deemed to be outperforming their contemporaries and demonstrating innovation.