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The Drinks Business Awards 2024 shortlist revealed

Ahead of the DB Awards ceremony, which takes place at the London Wine Fair on Tuesday 21 May, we unveil the impressive brands that have made it onto the shortlist. 

The annual Drinks Business Awards recognise the top performers across the drinks industry from the last 12 months, in categories spanning the full gamut from innovative PR campaigns and impactful launches to seamless distribution and exceptional individuals.

The diverse range of contenders were carefully considered by our expert judging panels and the below shortlists reflect the very best of the drinks trade.

Additional awards, including Man of the Year, Woman of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year, will be announced during the ceremony at the London Wine Fair. For the full list of categories please scroll to the end of the article.


Best Design & Packaging (sponsored by O-I Expressions)

  • Churchill’s Tawny Port
  • ESTE Cuvée, De Bortoli Wines
  • Hey French You Could Have Made This But You Didn’t, Pasqua
  • LAGG, Stranger & Stranger
  • Révélis, Saint-Véran, Terres Secrètes
  • Savoia Orancio, Casa Savoia
  • Sourglass, Lewis Moberly
  • Strathearn Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Douglas Laing
  • Wine Society 150th Anniversary Range, Barlow & Co

Online Retailer of the Year

  • House of Townend
  • Ocado Retail
  • The Whisky Exchange
  • Virgin Wines

On-Trade Supplier of the Year

  • Ellis Wharton Wines
  • Hallgarten & Novum
  • Jascots Wine Merchants
  • Liberty Wines
  • Majestic Commercial

Multiple Retailer of the Year

  • Aldi
  • Majestic Wine
  • Sainsbury’s

Retail Buying Team of the Year

  • Majestic Wine
  • Sainsbury’s
  • The Whisky Exchange
  • Virgin Wines

Best Drinks Event

  • Diageo’s World Class
  • ‘Discover the Taste of Ukraine’ Trade & Press Tasting
  • London Wine Fair
  • Virgin Wines’ Wine Tasting Events

Social Media Campaign of the Year

  • Dare to Share for Diablo
  • Taylor’s ‘Pass the Port’
  • There’s a Story Behind Every Glass, Sunny Side Up x Majestic Wine 
  •  Wine-Cheese Fusion in a Can by Mouse & Grape
  •  Wine Paris/Vinexpo Paris: Uncorking Success

Consumer Campaign of the Year

  • Brooklyn Brewery for Summer of Music 
  •  SLAM Communications for Vilarnau at Toni & Guy
  •  Sopexa/Hopscotch for Loire Bloom Big Festival 2023
  •  There’s a Story Behind Every Glass by Majestic Wine
  •  Villa Maria for Live in the Delicious

Best Launch

  • Greasy Fingers, Pernod Ricard
  • The Guv’nor VIP Launch, Majestic
  • World of Joy, Concha y Toro

PR Company of the Year

  • Clarion Communications
  • Island Media
  • Phipps
  • Sunny Side Up

Drinks Company of the Year

  • Fells
  • Hallgarten & Novum Wines
  • Hatch Mansfield
  • Liberty Wines
  • North South Wines


Also announced during the awards ceremony will be the winners of the following categories:

  • Man of the Year
  • Woman of the Year
  • Young Achiever Award
  • Logistics Company of the Year
  • Independent Retailer of the Year
  • Fine Wine Retailer of the Year
  • Trade Campaign of the Year
  • Best UK Sparkling Wine Packaging (sponsored by Crealis)
  • Distribution Company of the Year
  • Trading Platform of the Year
  • Best Contribution to Tourism
  • Travel Retail Operator of the Year (sponsored by Santa Margherita)
  • Retail Buyer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

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