Entry Categories

Wines are judged by country, region, variety/style and vintage as appropriate.

 STILL WINES

1. Vintage/Non Vintage Wines
         (white, rosé, red)
  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet
  • Eiswein/Icewine 
  • Botrytis 
  • Low Alcohol

SPARKLING WINES

2. Champagne 

(white, rosé)

  • Zero Dosage
  • Ultra Brut
  • Brut
  • Extra Dry
  • Sec
  • Demi-Sec
  • Doux
    • Non Vintage
    • Vintage
    • Prestige Cuvée
    • Special Edition 

3. Cava

  • Brut Nature
  • Brut
  • Extra-Dry
  • Dry
  • Demi-Sec
  • Sweet
    • Cava
    • Reserva
    • Gran Reserva

4. Prosecco

  • Prosecco DOC
  • Prosecco di Treviso DOC
  • Asolo Prosecco DOCG
  • Di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG
  • Di Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze DOCG
  • Di Superiore Colli Asolani DOCG
  • Other
    • Dry
    • Extra Dry

5. Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine

               (white, rosé, red)

  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet

 

6. Tank Fermented Sparkling Wine

            (white, rosé, red)

  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet

7. Lightly Sparkling / Perle

  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet

FORTIFIED LIQUEUR WINES

8. Madeira

  • Sercial and other dry styles 
  • Verdelho and other medium styles
  • Bual and other medium sweet styles
  • Malmsey and other sweet styles

9. Port

  • White
  • Pink
  • Ruby
  • Tawny
  • Aged Tawny
  • Reserve
  • Crusted
  • Late Bottled Vintage
  • Single Quinta Vintage
  • Colheita
  • Vintage

10. Sherry

  • Fino
  • Manzanilla 
  • Manzanilla Pasada
  • Amontillado (true)
  • Amontillado (sweetened)
  • Palo Cortado
  • Oloroso (sweet)
  • Oloroso (dry)
  • Cream
  • Pale Cream
  • Pedro Ximenez
  • Other styles

11. Vermouth & Other Aromatised Wines

12. Worldwide Fortified Wine / Vin De Liqueur

  • White (dry)
  • White (sweet)
  • Red (wood aged)
  • Red (bottle aged)

 RICE WINE

13. Sake (judged by country)

  • Futsuu-shu
  • Honjozo
  • Junmai-shu
  • Junmai Ginjo
  • Ginjo-shu
  • Junmai Daiginjo-shu
  • Daiginjo-shu
  • Nigori
  • Taru
  • Nama
  • Genshu
  • Yamahai and Kimoto
  • Other (please specify) 

Spirits are judged by type, age and strength.  Whiskies are also judged by region, style and cask finish / strength where appropriate. 

SPIRITS

14. Absinthe

  • Blanche
  • Verte
  • Bohemian-Style Absinthe

15. Armagnac

  • Up to 5 years old
  • 6-10 years old
  • 11-15 years old
  • Over 15 years old
  • Blanche
    • Bas Armagnac
    • Ténarèze
    • Haut-Armagnac

16. Aquavit

  • Clear
  • Golden

17. Bitters

18. Calvados

  • Under 7 years old
  • 7-12 years old
  • 13-15 years old
  • Over 15 years old
    • Pays d'Auge
    • Domfrontais
    • Calvados

19. Cognac

  • VS
  • VSOP
  • XO
  • Extra
  • Vintage
  • No age statement 

20. Fruit Spirits (distilled)

  • Fermented and Distilled
  • Macerated and Distilled
  • Vieux (Distilled and Macerated)
    • Apple, Pear, Quince
    • Stone Fruits
    • Berries and Grapes
    • Wild Fruits
    • Roots
    • Other (please specify)

21. Grape Brandy

  • Brandy de Jerez
  • Grappa
  • Marc
  • Other
    • Pot-Still
    • Pot & Column Distilled

22. Gin (judged by % alcohol)

  • London dry gin
  • Dutch
  • Contemporary Styles (please specify)
  • Flavoured 

23. Liqueurs 

  • Aniseed
  • Cassis
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus fruit
  • Coconut
  • Coffee
  • Non-flavoured cream
  • Flavoured cream
  • Egg
  • Fruit (please specify) 
  • Herb
  • Spice
  • Nut
  • Floral
  • Other (please specify)

24. Pisco

  • Chilean
    • Regular (30-35%)
    • Special (35-40%)
    • Reserve (40-43%)
    • Great(43%+)
  • Peruvian
    • Aromatic
    • Pure
    • Acholado
    • Mosto Verde

25. Rum (please specify Molasses/Agricole)

  • White
  • Golden
  • Dark
    • 100% pot still
    • Blended
  • Flavoured 

26. Shochu / Soju (judged by country)

  • Rice
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Sweet Potato
  • Other (please specify)

27. Tequila / Mezcal

  • Blanco (Silver)
  • Joven (Gold)
  • Reposado (Aged)
  • Añejo (Extra Aged)
  • Extra Añejo (Ultra Aged)
    • 100% Agave
    • Blended

28. Vodka

  • Pure / Neutral 
  • Artisan
  • Flavoured

29. Whiskey - Bourbon

30. Whiskey - Irish

  • Blended
  • Deluxe blend
  • Grain
    • Single
    • Blended
  • Blended malt (vatted)
  • Single malt
    • Cask finish
    • Cask strength

31. Whisky - Scotch

  •  Blended
  • Deluxe blend
  • Grain
    • Single
    • Blended
  • Blended malt (vatted)
  • Single malt
    • Cask finish
    • Cask strength 

32. Whiskies - Worldwide (including Scandinavian, European, Japanese, Canadian etc.)

  • Blended
  • Deluxe blend
  • Single grain
  • Blended malt (vatted)
  • Single malt (specify distillery)
    • Cask finish
    • Cask strength
  • Other (please specify)

33. Cocktails

(please specify)

34. Miscellaneous Spirits 

  • Cachaca
  • 'Irish' Poteen
  • Flavoured Spirits
  • Other (please specify)