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The Drinks Business Awards 2020 shortlist

Following three impassioned days of socially distanced judging on Microsoft Teams, we are delighted to reveal the shortlisted entries for The Drinks Business Awards 2020.

From those in the retail sector to importers, designers and PR gurus, the db Awards recognise and reward top performers across the international drinks industry.

In addition to the categories listed below, a number of major awards will be announced at the ceremony, which we will bring you details of soon.

These awards are:

Man of the Year

The Wonderworks Woman of the Year

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Young Achiever of the Year

Drinks Retailer of the Year

Retail Buyer of the Year

Fine Wine Retailer of the Year

Best Supply Chain Initiative

Trading Platform of the Year

Best Sustainable Packaging

Best Design & Packaging for Beer and Cider 

Best Contribution to Wine and Spirits Tourism


Shortlists for the design & packaging awards

Best Design & Packaging for Spirits

Edrington-Beam Suntory UK for Maker’s Mark 46 VAP

Mirabeau for Mirabeau Rosé Gin

Seven Tails Distillers for Seven Tails XO

Stranger & Stranger for Merser & Co. Double Barrel Rum

Stranger & Stranger for No. 3 Gin


Best Design & Packaging for Wine

Bravo Design for The Vinoneers’ Orpheus & the Raven

Denomination for Wakefield The Legacy Cabernet Sauvignon

Omdesign for Blandy’s MCDXIX, The Winemaker’s Selection

YG Design for Viña San Pedro Tayú 1865


The Sparflex Award for Best English and Welsh Sparkling Wine Packaging

Black Chalk

Gwinllan Llaethliw Vineyard

Hoffman & Rathbone

Ridgeview Oak Reserve

Simpsons Wine Estate


Shortlist for the company awards

Drinks Company of the Year

Bibendum Wine

Concha y Toro

Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Liberty Wines

Majestic Wines


Logistics Company of the Year

Gliding Eagle


Kuehne + Nagel

London City Bond

STI Internazionale Spa


The Bevica On-Trade Supplier of the Year Award


Hallgarten & Novum

Liberty Wines

Speciality Drinks


Shortlist for the retail awards

The LCB Independent Retailer of the Year

Cambridge Wine Merchants

Davy’s Wine Merchants


The Whisky Exchange

Vagabond Wines


Online Retailer of the Year

Honest Grapes

The Bottle Club

The Whisky Exchange

Wanderlust Wine


Retail Buying Team of the Year

Majestic Wine

Marks and Spencer

The Whisky Exchange



Shortlist for the marketing awards

Best Launch of the Year

Clementine Communications for Wild Life Botanicals

Invivo Wines for Invivo X Sarah Jessica Parker

R&R Teamwork for Blackbook Winery


PR Company of the Year

Chapman Poole

Clarion Communications

Clementine Communications



Trade Campaign of the Year

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I for Save Pub Life

Cube Communications for Wines of Bordeaux

Live & Breathe for Asahi Discover Karakuchi

Slam Communications for Alsace Wines


Consumer Campaign of the Year

Cono Sur Licence to Chill

Trivento Real Life Bold Discoveries

Villa Maria The Value of Conversation


Social Media Campaign of the Year

Chelsea Consulting for Sherry Week

New Zealand Winegrowers for Sauvignon Blanc Day

Viña San Pedro for Nine Lives Wine


Drinks Event of the Year

Madeleine Waters and Rachel Davey for Virtual Press Trip to Lebanon

Majestic relaunch

The Whisky Exchange for The Whisky Show 2019

Waitrose Drinks Festival

Wine Australia for Australia Redefined


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