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About the awards

Entries are now open

Entry Deadline: 18 February 2023
Shipping Deadline: 28 February 2023


We are delighted to announce that the World Sherry Awards 2023 are already open for entries. In these challenging times we want to give you as much time as possible to register and complete your entries.

New for this year is our custom-built shipping system in partnership with DHL. You can now book in your shipments easily through your online profile.

The World Sherry Awards are the global awards selecting the very best in all internationally recognised styles of sherry.

Every entrant receives…
  • A personalized World Sherry Awards tasting note
  • Invitation to the World Sherry Awards final round tasting in London

    Winners receive…
  • Extensive coverage on WorldSherryAwards.com
  • High resolution logos
  • International, regional and national coverage targeting sherry consumers and trade buyers
  • Boxed set: inclusion in the World Sherry Awards boxed set, featuring the winners
  • Point of sale materials including: stickers and collarets with your award in corporate collars
  • All country and world winners are featured in the annual Best Spirits publication

    Medals, Certificates and Trophies receive…
  • Medal, certificate and logo pack
  • Country certificate and logo pack
  • World Style certificate and logo pack
  • World’s Best Trophies, certificate and logo pack

    Icons of Drinks

    Welcome to the Icons of Drinks

    We are delighted to say that the Icons of Drinks are now open for entries and introduce our new online entry system. You can simply make your applications through your customer profile.

    The Icons of Drinks Awards are a celebration of the years of hard work that go into every bottle. From the distillers themselves and brand ambassadors, to visitor centre managers, bars, bar tenders and the industry’s communicators – a great deal of craftsmanship, skill and knowledge are imparted at each stage of the process. This is our way of saying thank you to the individuals and producers for their dedication to each innovative release, visitor experience or expert retail service, delivered in a tireless fashion.

    A list of rates, categories and definitions can be found here

    Entry Deadline for Online Applications – 22 January 2022

    Taste categories

    Aged

    12 Years Old

    15 Years Old

    VOS

    VORS

    VOR

    Amontillado
    Cream

    Pale cream

    Cream

    D.O. Jerez-Xerez
    only aged in Jerez and El Puerto
    D.O. Manzanilla
    only aged in Sanlucar.

    Manzanilla Fina

    Manzanilla Pasado

    Manzanilla En rame

    Amontillado

    Oloroso

    Fino

    Amontillado

    Fino

    En Rama

    Oloroso

    Dry

    Palo Cortado
    Sweet

    Moscatel

    Pedro Ximenez

    Vintage
    The product of a single outstanding year.

    Vintage

    Design categories

    Bottle Design
    The overall design of the glass or PET bottle: shape, colour, functionality and any embossing, decorative finishes, coatings or direct printed elements as well as visual appeal.
    Label design
    This includes all aspects of on-bottle brand/product communication, including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, as well as paper and film labels and sleeves. The pack will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.
    Limited edition
    This category applies to pack designs where the number produced was limited, such as for a special production, occasion or season.
    New launch
    Packaging for a new product launched after February 1, 2019.
    Presentation
    This applies to the secondary, outer, presentation packaging, such as cartons, boxes, cases, plinths, chests etc. The presentation will be judged on the overall effect with the bottle in place.
    Range design
    This is a packaging design that carries through and unites a range or ‘family’ of different products from one producer or brand.
    Redesign / relaunch
    This category refers to a new or refreshed packaging design created for an existing product and introduced to the market after February 1, 2019. A picture or sample of the previous packaging must be supplied along with a description of what changes have been made and why
    Travel retail exclusive
    Packaging created specifically for sale in the duty-free / travel retail market

    The judging process

    TASTE

    Round 1
    Each sherry is tasted in its relevant category to identify and select the category winners. Judges making up the World Sherry Awards panel include international, leading journalists, specialist drinks retailers and industry experts.

    Round 2
    The ‘Best’ sherry in each category are then tasted against each other to select the World’s Best Sherry.

    DESIGN
    All DESIGN judging is conducted by a panel of leading international design experts.

    Please send 3 bottles. If you have entered only in design, please only send 2 bottles.

    Rates

    Entry fees

    Early Entry Rates - only until 31 October

    Note: price is for each entry
     1 entry2 entries3 entries4+ entries
    Sterling
    Taste & Design£255 + VAT£245 + VAT£235 + VAT£225 + VAT
    Design£174 + VAT£169 + VAT£159 + VAT£154 + VAT
    Taste or Design£174 + VAT£169 + VAT£159 + VAT£154 + VAT
    Euro
    Taste & Design€315€305€295€285
    Design€210€205€200€195
    Taste or Design€210€205€200€195
    USD
    Taste & Design$410$395$380$365
    Design$280$270$260$250
    Taste or Design$280$270$260$250
    Canadian Dollar
    Taste & Design$460$445$430$415
    Design$320$310$300$290
    Taste or Design$320$310$300$290

    Standard Pricing

    Note: price is for each entry
     1 entry2 entries3 entries4+ entries
    Sterling
    Taste & Design£260 + VAT£245 + VAT£235 + VAT£220 + VAT
    Design£184 + VAT£174 + VAT£164 + VAT£159 + VAT
    Taste or Design£184 + VAT£174 + VAT£164 + VAT£159 + VAT
    Euro
    Taste & Design€325€315€305€295
    Design€215€210€205€200
    Taste or Design€215€210€205€200
    USD
    Taste & Design$430$415$400$385
    Design$290$280$270$260
    Taste or Design$290$280$270$260
    Canadian Dollar
    Taste & Design$490$475$460$445
    Design$335$325$315$305
    Taste or Design$335$325$315$305

    Terms & conditions

  • Products must be sent by prepaid post and be received by the Shipping Date listed.
  • Entries are only accepted on a completed online entry form with the appropriate entry fee.
  • If an entry is withdrawn by the Due Date (or disqualified), the entry fee will be returned subject to an administration charge of 50% of the entry fee. Products will be made available for collection at the entrant’s expense or retained by the Organiser if not collected within eight weeks of the Due Date. Due Date is the entry deadline.
  • If an entry is withdrawn after the Due Date, no refunds will be given. This includes entries for which product has not been received.
  • Payment in full is required before judging commences.
  • Substitutions of entries is possible, but needs to be communicated to the World Drinks Awards prior to the Due Date.
  • If you are shipping your entries yourself, please ensure that all customs, clearance and any associated costs have been paid in advance. If these costs are not paid, the World Drinks Awards will invoice any costs occurred, including a £25.00 administration fee. If these costs remain unpaid, the World Drinks Awards are unable to accept the entries.
  • The judges’ decision on all matters is final.
  • The Organisers may, at their discretion, refuse to accept an entry.
  • The Organisers may alter the closing date for the awards, place an entry in the most appropriate style, rule that an entry may not compete or is ineligible to compete, or alter the date, time or place on or at which the awards are scheduled to take place.
  • The Chair of Judges has the power to disqualify any entry not deemed as meeting the entry criteria.
  • These rules are governed by the laws of the UK.
  • Please note: bottles are unable to be returned. Our policy on unreturned bottles is as follows:
    o Opened bottles may be poured at trade and consumer events to promote the individual brand, or included in a charity bottling, the proceeds of which are distributed to charity.
    o Closed bottles may be distributed to individual charities on a case by basis, or presented for auction, all proceeds of which are distributed to charity.
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