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.

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:

  • The Global Pinot Noir Masters – January
  • The Chianti Masters – February
  • March: The Prosecco Masters
  • April: The Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters And The Global Rose Masters
  • May: The Global Syrah Masters
  • June: The Fortified Wine Masters And The Global Malbec Masters
  • July: The Champagne Masters
  • August: The Global Riesling Masters
  • September: The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters And The Global Chardonnay Masters
  • November: The Rioja Masters

Next Competitions

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the fourth year of the Global Pinot Noir Masters, the most extensive competition in the Global Masters series.

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Closing date: 25th January 2017

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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: 10th February 2017

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The Prosecco Masters 2017

Now in its fourth year, the 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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Closing date: 3rd February 2017

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2013 Results

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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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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List of Competition

The Judges