Lee Sharkey, Publisher and SWA Event Director at Agile Media added: “ We are very excited to be partnering with the Imbibe Live team to bring back the Sommelier Wine Awards. We have long respected this competition and now cannot wait to get to work on running the 2024 Awards.
“With our expertise in producing industry leading publications and tasting events for the drinks trade, we know we can work together with the brilliant team at Imbibe Live to make the Sommelier Wine Awards even bigger and better than before. Our key aim is to make sure that everything which made the Sommelier Wine Awards so special is respected and upheld. Please do get in touch if you are interested in entering your wines or, you are a sommelier keen to be considered as a judge, we would also be delighted to hear from you.”
The Sommelier Wine Awards will be open for entry from the beginning of September with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals being announced in April 2024 and Trophy winners in July 2024 to coincide with the Imbibe Live show and the publication of the Gold book which will include all the medal winners.
The Sommelier Wine Awards
The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition with a difference. As the UK’s only on-trade wine competition, it focuses entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. Wines with general distribution on the high street are not permitted to enter, except for sparkling and fortified wines, or merchants’ online-exclusive wines. The Sommelier Wine Awards are judged by sommeliers for sommeliers.
Imbibe Live is the leading UK trade event for anyone who sources, buys or serves drinks in the licensed on- and off-trade.
It takes place over 2 days at the beginning of July at Olympia London.
Agile Media Ltd
Agile Media is a dynamic, fast growing B2B drinks publishing, and events company based in Burgess Hill. Established in 2008, the company takes in print, digital, awards and tasting events in the UK and internationally, producing market leading titles Drinks International, CLASS, Harpers Wine & Spirit and Drinks Retailing. Agile Media Ltd already produces several tasting competitions and events including the International Spirits Challenge, CLASS Bar Awards, Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT), International Beer Challenge, International Cider Challenge and the Drinks Retailing Awards.