Sake Rules of Entry


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Rules of entry
  • Sakes produced in one country and bottled in another are allowed to enter the competition.
  • All sakes submitted must be sold fitted with a non-reusable sealing or closing device.
  • Unfinished samples will not be judged by the International Wine Challenge.
  • Temporary labels are accepted but the information that appears on these labels must be the same as the information that will appear on the final label. Please note all bottles are photographed for the IWC App so we ask that you try and avoid using temporary labels where possible.
  • ある一ヵ国内で生産され、別の国で瓶詰めされた日本酒は品評会へ出品することが許可されます。
  • エントリーする全ての日本酒が、再利用不可能な密封状態であるか、閉鎖装置を付けた状態で販売している必要があります。
  • 未完成品はインターナショナル・ワイン・チャレンジの審査対象とはなりません。
  • 臨時ラベルは受付可能ですが、これらのラベルに表示される情報が、最終ラベルに表示される情報と全く同じ物でなければなりません。全てのボトルがIWCのフリーモバイル・アプリ向けに撮影されますので、臨時ラベルのご使用は避けて下さい。

How to enter
Please log in from IWC website to enter your sake.


We encourage all entrants to submit their entries online. Entries must be submitted at before 21 February 2019. Incomplete entries cannot be accepted.




Online payment can be made by most credit cards. All entries are charged in Japanese Yen (¥). *IMPORTANT - Cards are regularly declined by the card issuer as this may be considered an unusual purchase by the bank. If your credit card is declined, please contact your card issuer/bank and confirm the value of the purchase in Yen and also the recipient: William Reed Business Media Ltd.

Invoices can be paid by payment card. Simply visit our invoice payment portal and enter the details from your invoice. Invoices can also be paid by cheque or bank transfer. All payments must be made in the currency stated on your invoice and cheques should be made payable to "William Reed Business Media Ltd".

Please note we do not accept cheques as payment.


重要: 国外での決済となる為、クレジットカードがカード発行者によって、異常な支払ケースとみなされ拒否される場合があります。その際はカード発行会社または銀行に連絡し、円での購入金額と受取人William Reed Business Media Ltdを確認してください。"

お支払いはIWCの"Invoice payment portal" https://ipp.wrbm.comからクレジットカードで簡単に支払手続きを行えます。日本円での決済が可能となりました。また、銀行振り込みも受け付けております。



Four (4) bottles of each sake must be submitted for every entry to the International Wine Challenge. Sakes will be tasted up to three times and on different days. An extra bottle is necessary to allow for an out of condition sample. If a sake is entered into the Discovery Tasting please submit two (2) more bottles. All samples will become property of the Organiser.


(IWC)インターナショナル・ワイン・チャレンジへのエントリーで一銘柄につき4本のサンプルを出品していただきます。提出されたサンプルは何日かに分けて3回まで試飲されます。 4本目は不良サンプルの予備です。 ディスカバリー・テイスティングにエントリーの場合は、更に2本追加をして提出してください。なお、送付された出品酒はすべて主催者の所有・管理となります。

Cancellation Policy

To cancel an entry you must email with the name of the wine to be deleted and the name of the company deleting the entry. Entry fees can only be refunded in full if the cancellation is made before 25 March 2020. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.


エントリーのキャンセルにつきましては、必ずお名前、出品酒名、製造業者を明記の上、 iwc@wrbm.comまでお知らせください。 2020年3月25日がキャンセル期限ですので、それ以降のキャンセルにつきましては返金し致し兼ねますのでご留意願います。

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Judging and Awards (審査とアワード)

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