About the sake competition

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About the competition
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View the Sake Entry Kit for Producers based outside Japan
日本酒部門エントリー要項 - 日本国内の蔵元向け


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 over the past 10 years with sakes entered from Japan, Canada, Norway and the USA in 2016. As such, 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 2017 Sake Calendar

  • Open for entries: February 2017
  • Closing date for paper entries: 16 March 2017
  • Closing date for online entries: 10 March 2017
  • Delivery deadline for samples: 24 March 2017
  • Judging: 24-25 April 2017
  • Medals announced: 17 May 2017
  • Trophies announced: 22 May 2017
  • Awards Dinner: 6 July 2017

IWC 2017 Sake カレンダー

  • エントリー開始: 2017年2月
  • オンライン・エントリー締切:2017年3月10 日
  • 記入式エントリー締切:2017年3月16 日
  • 出品酒サンプルの必着期限:2017年3月24日
  • 審査:2017年4月24-25日
  • メダル受賞の発表:2017年5月17日 UK時間11:00
  • トロフィー受賞の発表:2017年5月22日 UK時間11:00
  • IWC2017 アワードディナー:2017年7月6日


Entry Fee

Online entry ¥39750 per sake and includes Logistics and SSA contribution.
Entry into the Discovery Tasting costs ¥7975 per sake in addition to the entry fee.


各出品酒のエントリー毎に¥39,750 (出品酒輸送料及びSSA事務諸費含む)

Sake Page Navigation
About the competition
Judging and Awards
Rules of Entry
  • Red
  • Rosé
  • White
  • Orange

    This is a numerical code, unique to the company who entered the wines into the IWC. It will be 6 digit code starting with 44**** or 45****. Searching using the Customer ID will find the all award winning wines for this entrant. If you cannot recall your Customer ID please email iwc@wrbm.com or login to your account where you can also review your results or get your ID.

    If you were a judge at the IWC and you want to check up on a wine you tasted, please type in the Wine Code from your tasting notes to obtain the details of the wine.