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:

  • January: The Global Chardonnay Masters
  • February: The Global Riesling Masters
  • March: The Global Fortified Masters
  • April: The Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters, The Global Pinot Noir Masters
  • May: The Prosecco Masters, The Global Grenache Masters
  • June: The Global Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Masters, The Global Rosé Masters
  • July: The Global Sparkling Masters
  • August: The Global Organic Masters
  • September: The Global Syrah Masters
  • October: The Champagne Masters, The Global Malbec Masters
  • November: The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters
  • December: The Rioja Masters

Next Competitions

THE DRINKS BUSINESS AWARDS 2019

Now in its 17th year, The Drinks Business Awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry. See more info...

Closing date: 21st April 2019

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The Global Grenache Masters 2019

You can now enter your Grenache into the drinks business Global Masters competition. The competition will recognise and reward the finest Grenache on the world stage. See more info...

Closing date: 1st April 2019

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The Global Rosé Masters 2019

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned. See more info...

Closing date: 5th April 2019

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Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2019

the drinks business is proud to announce the sixth year of its Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters See more info...

Closing date: 12th April 2019

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The Global Organic Masters 2019

The Global Organic Masters will judge certified wines from around the world, and is open to all styles of wine. See more info...

Closing date: 19th April 2019

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The Tuscan Masters 2019

The picturesque region is also home to some of the most world renowned Italian wine production areas: DOCs and DOCGs including Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Bolgheri and the rapidly up-and-coming Maremma. See more info...

Closing date: 26th April 2019

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The Global Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris Masters 2019

The Global Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris Masters 2019 You can now enter your Pinot Grigio/ Pinot Gris into The Drinks Business Global Masters competition. See more info...

Closing date: 6th May 2019

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Rioja Masters 2019

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Closing date: 1st August 2019

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Champagne Masters 2019

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Closing date: 15th August 2019

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The Global Syrah Masters 2019

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned. See more info...

Closing date: 31st August 2019

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The Global Malbec Masters 2019

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2019. See more info...

Closing date: 30th September 2019

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Global Chardonnay Masters 2019

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Closing date: 30th September 2019

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