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Thursday 27 August 2015

The Global Masters is a series of blind tasting competitions, drawing in entries from across the world. One of the key elements to its success is the quality and the dedication of the judges involved.

Global-Masters-Logo-2015Every wine is measured on the taste of its grape and the skill of its winemaker. For the first time all preconceived ideas about the importance of location are pushed to one side as wines from across the world are judged by style and price exclusively.

All Global Masters are judged blind by the finest palates in the world – a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers only. The best competing wines are awarded medals from Bronze through to Gold, and ultimately “Master” for exceptional examples.

The calibre of the judges guarantees international recognition of all the medals awarded.

For more information about The Global Masters, please click here.

Please contact us at awards@thedrinksbusiness.com for any queries.

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Next Competitions

The Global Syrah Masters 2015

The newest addition to the Global Masters series, our judges will be looking for the very best examples of Syrah in all its many diverse and distinct forms.

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Closing date: 28th August 2015

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The Global Malbec Masters 2015

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2015.

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Closing date: 4th September 2015

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Global Chardonnay Masters 2015

Now in its third year, the established competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

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Closing date: 15th September 2015

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The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2015

Now in its second year the competition will identify the best Sauvignon Blanc from all around the world in every price range.

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Closing date: 15th September 2015

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The Global Riesling Masters 2015

This tasting will identify the best examples of Riesling from all around the world in every style and price range.

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Closing date: 25th September 2015

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Rioja Masters 2015

Now in its fourth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Rioja on the world stage.

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Closing date: 23rd October 2015

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Results

db Awards 2015

Now in its 12th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

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The Prosecco Masters 2015

This year’s competition will reflect the growth in popularity of this fresh and exciting sparkling wine from the picturesque regions of Veneto and Friuli.

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Green Awards 2015

The Green Awards encourage companies to decrease their impact on the environment providing international exposure

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The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2015

After the success of last year’s competition that judged wines from no less than 16 countries, the drinks business is proud to announce the second year of the Global Pinot Noir Masters.

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The Global Masters 2014

Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.

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Rioja Masters 2014

Now in its third year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Rioja on the world stage.

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Champagne Masters 2014

Champagnes submitted in a blind tasting, to discover the best in four categories: Non Vintage, Vintage, Prestige Cuvée and Rosé.

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The Global Rosé Masters 2014

The drinks business is proud to present its first Global Rosé Masters.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2014

This competition will focus on a variety of Cabernet Sauvignon grape from across the world

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db Awards 2014

Enter the db awards 2014 and nominate a brand or person showing excellence in the drinks industry

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Green Awards 2014

The Green Awards encourage companies to decrease their impact on the environment providing international exposure

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The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2014

After the success of the Global Chardonnay Masters, the drinks business is proud to announce the launch of the Global Pinot Noir Masters.

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Rioja Masters 2013

Now in its second year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Rioja on the world stage.

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Champagne Masters 2013

Champagnes submitted in a blind tasting, to discover the best in four categories: Non Vintage, Vintage, Prestige Cuvée and Rosé.

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Green Awards 2013

Are you actively pursuing green initiatives in wine, spirits, beer, cider or soft drinks? Does anyone really know what you are doing?

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Fortified Masters 2013

The competition will be split into five main categories: Port, Red Fortified, Sherry, Solera-aged Fortified and Others.

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Global Chardonnay Masters 2013

This new competition, which focuses exclusively on Chardonnay, will take a step back from standard wine tastings and will evaluate every wine on the same playing field

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Calendar

Please find below the deadline for entry of our competitions:

  • The Global Pinot Noir Masters – 23 January
  • The Chianti Masters – 20 February
  • The Prosecco Masters – 20 February
  • The Global Rosé – 20 March
  • The Global Cabernet Sauvignon – 17 April
  • The Global Syrah – 12 June
  • The Champagne – 26 June
  • The Global Riesling Masters – 21 August
  • The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters – 18 September
  • The Rioja Masters – 16 October
  • The Global Chardonnay – 16 October