Sommelier Edit launches new on-trade wine and spirit awards.
Following the enormous success of the Top 100 Sommeliers, and unprecedented demand from its members and on trade supporters, Sommelier Edit launches its own drinks awards for the hospitality sector.
25th July 2023 – Exclusively focused on discovering the very best wines destined for wine lists across the UK, Sommelier Edit Awards is open for drinks entries looking to gain recognition in the UK on trade.
The Sommelier Edit Awards will recognize and reward top quality wines, spirits, sakes, and no/low alcoholic drinks looking for listing in the UKs quality restaurants and hotels.
Whether you are wine or spirits producer, make sakes, rice wines or fabulous no or low drinks, all are eligible to enter your products. Open to products that are already available in the UK or that are looking to be listed, Sommelier Edit Awards will seek the very best for every sector of drinks service in a hospitality environment.
Importer and distributors are also welcome to enter their brands. The only requirement is that you are committed to listing your wine, spirit, sake, or drinks brand in the on-trade.
With an enviable line up of judges, the Sommelier Edit Awards will be chaired by Sarah Jane Evans MW and count on expert on-trade judges which to date includes:
- Klearhos Kanellakis, Head Sommelier, Ekstedt
- Michele Fazari, Head Sommelier, Four Seasons Hotel
- Melania Battiston, F&B Manager, Amanzoe
- Miguel Gómez, Head Sommelier, Clove Club
- Adirana Valentini, Head Sommelier, Oxford & Cambridge Club
- Somogyi Imre, Head Sommelier, Les 110 de Taillevent
- Emma Denny, Head Sommelier, Claridge’s
- Svetoslav Monolev MS, educator & wine judge
- Sonal Clare, Wine Director, The Wilderness
- Emanuel Pesqueira, Head Sommelier, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
More top sommeliers names will continue to be added to this roll call of the best sommelier palates in the land. If you’re a Sommelier Edit member (FREE) and would like to join the judges, simply sign-in and apply today.
Charlotte Hey, founder of the Sommelier Edit Awards, said, “There is an obvious gap in the market for these awards. Sommelier Edit members include sommeliers and wine service professionals at the top of their game and they want a platform to showcase the drinks that best suited to their business.”
She added, “It is a privilege to have such an amazing line up of sommelier judges behind us and with the expertise of our chair judge Sarah Jane Evans MW, we are committed to ensure that these awards make the difference.”
Open for entries now at awards.sommelieredit.com