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.

Every 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.

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

If you’re an award winner and need stickers for your bottles please visit our stickers page.

 

Calendar

Please find below the deadline for entry of our competitions:

  • March: The Global Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Masters
  • April: The Global Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Masters
  • May: The Prosecco Masters
  • June: The Global Organic and Rosé Masters
  • July: The Global Sparkling Masters
  • August: The Global Syrah Masters
  • October: The Champagne Masters
  • November: The Global Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc Masters
  • December: The Malbec, Rioja and Sweet Wines Masters

Next Competitions

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the launch of The Global Merlot Masters 2017.

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Closing date: 17th April 2017

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db Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

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Closing date: 28th April 2017

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The Global Organic Masters 2017

The drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Organic Masters

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Closing date: 14th April 2017

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The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

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Closing date: 12th May 2017

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Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

All the wines from across the world will be judged exclusively by style and price

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Closing date: 17th April 2017

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The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

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Closing date: 17th April 2017

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The Global Syrah Masters 2017

From Northern Rhône to the Barossa Valley of Australia, Syrah’s style and flavour profile vary dramatically depending on where it’s grown.

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Closing date: 16th June 2017

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Results

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Published on : 15 November 2017

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Rioja Masters 2016

Published on : 07 March 2017

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Fortified Masters 2016

Published on : 26 January 2017

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The Global Malbec Masters 2016

Published on : 10 January 2017

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Champagne Masters 2016

Published on : 18 October 2016

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Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

Published on : 16 September 2016

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The Global Syrah Masters 2016

Published on : 15 September 2016

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The Global Sparkling Masters

Published on : 30 August 2016

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The Global Rosé Masters 2016

Published on : 24 August 2016

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The Prosecco Masters 2016

Published on : 20 June 2016

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Rioja Masters 2015

Published on : 16 December 2015

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The Global Syrah Masters 2015

Published on : 04 December 2015

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Champagne Masters 2015

Published on : 25 November 2015

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Chianti Masters Masters 2015

Published on : 18 September 2015

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The Global Rosé Masters 2015

Published on : 13 August 2015

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