About the sake competition


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Category to enter (カテゴリーについて)
Rules of Entry (エントリー規定とサンプル出品について)) 
Judging and Awards (審査とアワード)

Judges (審査員の紹介)
Discovery Tasting (ディスカバリー・テイスティングの説明)

About the competition (審査会について)
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) was established in 1984 and has now firmly positioned itself as one of the most respected blind wine tasting competitions in the world. The IWC sake competition was introduced in 2007 and has grown tremendously with sakes entered from Japan, UK, Switzeland and the USA in the past, the IWC employ a vast number of international sake experts to judge the competition each year.



Enter the IWC Sake Awards to:
  • Benchmark your sake against your peers and the rest of the world
  • Benefit from millions of pounds worth of free publicity
  • Raise the profile of your brand amongst consumers and the trade
  • Increase sales by using the internationally recognised IWC medal logos
  • 自社の日本酒を他の蔵元や世界の日本酒メーカーと比較して評価できる
  • 数百万ポンドに相当するプロモーション活動を無料で行うことができる
  • 消費者や業者に対する自社ブランドの知名度を向上できる
  • 国際的に認知度の高いIWCメダルのロゴを使用し、売上推進を期待できる

IWC 2020 Sake Calendar

  • Open for entries: January 2020
  • Closing date for paper entries: 18 March 2020
  • Closing date for online entries: 25 March 2020
  • Delivery deadline for samples: 25 March-1 April 2020 (select delibery time and date ) ※ If entry outside Japan, please contact IWC
  • Judging: 24-27 April 2020
  • Medals announced: 20 May 2020
  • Trophies announced: 20 May 2020
  • Awards Dinner: 8 July 2020

IWC 2020 Sake カレンダー

  • エントリー開始: 2020年1月
  • 用紙エントリー締切:2020年3月18 日
  • オンライン・エントリー締切:2020年3月25日
  • 出品酒サンプルの必着:2020年3月25-4月1日
  • 審査:2020年4月24-27日
  • メダル受賞の発表:2020年5月20日
  • トロフィー受賞の発表:2020年5月20日
  • IWC2019 アワードディナー:2020年7月8日

Entry Fee

Online entry Y47,250 per sake and includes Logistics and SSA contribution.
Entry into the Discovery Tasting costs ¥7,950 per sake in addition to the entry fee.



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Judging and Awards (審査とアワード)
Rules of Entry (エントリー規定)

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