Terms & Conditions 

DELIVERY InstructionS.


  • Entrant can enter the competition by submitting an Entry Form and delivering the samples to the BWA.

  • BWA accepts no responsibility for Entry Forms unsuccessfully submitted.

  • Four (4) samples of each wine must be submitted to the BWA.


Entries must:

  • have a minimum production quantity of 1000 litres available to the market, with the exception of sweet wines, fortified wines and fruit wines which must have a production quantity between 100 litres and 1000 litres.

  • be finished and sealed with the same closure and container as the final, commercially available wine;

  • be labelled in accordance with EU legislation in force from time to time, including (i) the geographical area of origin; (ii) the product category; (iii) the producer details; (iv) the nominal volume; (v) actual alcoholic strength; and (vi) a Lot number.

  • If the front and back labels for the vintage submitted are not yet available, Entrant must not use the label from the previous vintage. Instead, please use a temporary label bearing the following information:

    • name of producer

    • name of wine

    • vintage (where applicable)

    • country of origin

    • region of origin (where applicable)

    • sub-region (where applicable)

    • bottle size

    • alcoholic strength

    • Lot number

  • Entries may be produced entirely in one country.


Any wine (sweet wines, fortified wines, sparkling wines, fruit wines) that is produced for commercial availability anywhere in the world can enter the competition. 


​Shipping instructions

Please send your wine samples (4 bottles per entry) before the 15th May 2021 to the following address:

Best Wine Awards
6 rue de Chéroy
75017 Paris 


Contact: Mr. Nathan Fradin

Phone: +33 629 549 426

Email: info@bestwineawards.com

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm. Wine that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted.


Clearly label each box of wine using the producer name and the contact name used on the Entry Form. 

Inside each box clearly add a document with all information on the wines inside in order to identify them correctly.

The Best Wine Awards is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your wines, please ensure everything is in order before sending your wines. All wines received, including leftover wines, belong to the Best Wine Awards.


Import License, Declaration & Duty

Wines must be “DDP” (Delivered Duty Paid). All delivery expenses (customs import duty, taxes, etc.) must be paid by the submitter of the samples. Please choose ‘shipper accept all charges’ on the documentation provided by your courier company. Any additional delivery costs and handling charges invoiced by the haulier to the Best Wine Awards will be re-invoiced automatically with an additional 15% penalty for administrative expenses to the submitter. Wines cannot be accepted if the charges associated with shipping have not been paid. 


We recommend that you send your samples by express delivery (such as DHL, TNT, FedEx, UPS, JET8 Cargo or Nippon Express). Delivery by regular post may lead to delays and the risk of damaged packages.

Should I ensure my wine?

The BWA will not take responsibility for wine damaged or lost whilst in transit. In the event that for reasons beyond the reasonable control of the BWA, the BWA cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss of profit, damage or expense of any kind incurred as the result of such a cancellation.



  • Winning Entrants will be sent full details of how they can promote medal-winning Entries, including through Bottle Stickers and other point-of-sale material.

  • The BWA word marks and logos (including the medals) are the property of Derouling Company LTD and any use of such marks by winning Entrants is under licence. Any unauthorised use, reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.

  • Winning Entrants may only use the BWA logos in their printed and digital marketing material to publicise their winning Entries. The BWA logos may not be used on bottles without prior written authorisation from tje BWA.

  • Winning Entrants may purchase Bottle Stickers to promote their winning Entries. Bottle Stickers may only be purchased and used by winning Entrants.

  • Entrants agree that they will only use the BWA’s name, logo and Bottle Stickers to promote specific winning Entries and not to promote their whole range. Only the winning Entries may be promoted as winners of the competition.

  • Medals may only be displayed against, and Bottle Stickers may only be affixed to, winning Entries of the appropriate medal and correct vintage from the relevant awarding year of the competition.

  • When publicising their award, winning Entrants must always state the year in which it was won. No changes can be made to the name and details of the winning Entry after close of the competition.

  • Unauthorised use, reproduction or alteration of the BWA word marks, logos, medals and Bottle Stickers may result in the medal being withdrawn and future participation in the competition may be prohibited.



  • If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Rules, the BWA may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude entrants from participating in the competition.

  • The BWA may vary these Rules at any time without notice to Entrants. Any revision of these Rules will be placed on www.bestwineawards.com without notice to Entrants.


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