ABOUT WORLD WINES & SPIRITS CONGRESS


The Wines & Spirits industry is the commercial industry involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. There are more than one million wine makers in the world, producing around 2.8bn cases of wine each year. Global demand has hit nearly 3bn and is rising. But the global wine industry is changing shape, with the old world gradually losing its crown as the world's vineyard, The largest wine producers in the world are Italy and France, which are in recent years alternating as leaders regarding the quantity of produced wine. Spain is quite safe on third place with the production of wine at around 35.000 thousands of hectoliters. And with the first three places reserved for those three countries one might think, that wine market is determined and unchangeable.
With the above perceptive we announce the WORLD WINES & SPIRITS CONGRESS AND AWARDS, the world-class competition will recognizes and celebrates the best of the wines, both national and international. Winners will be showcased to be the most distinguished set of consumers, media persons, hospitality professionals and the retail trade at a jubilant wine and spirits awards organized at Taj Land's End on 14th February 2018.
The World Wines & Spirits Congress is a prestigious platform for the manufacturer and suppliers from all over the world – global companies and SMEs alike - professionals globally will meet up here with producers and retailers of Wines and Spirits for launching their new products.
The event is designed specifically for key players across the multiple domain i.e. groceries, convenience, wholesaler, on-trade sectors as well as producers, wineries, distilleries and service providers across the private label and branded wine and spirit sectors.
The World Wines & Spirits Congress will attract lot of exhibitors and visitors. The visitors get a unique opportunity to taste the different types of wines, beer and spirits from different parts of a world. A variety of wines, beers and spirits will be displayed in this event. The show will offer wineries, distilleries, brewing company, brewpubs, supermarkets, retailers, restaurants, a series of programs featuring market studies and instructional seminars.
Consumption rates within the Brewery, Wine & Spirits industries are increasingly on the rise and this is due to the hard work of many individuals and firms striving for the very best results. The Platform aims at recognising and rewarding the global drinks producers globally.

WORLD SPIRITS OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS


The World Spirits of Excellence Awards recognize and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative practices and make a real difference to the Spirits Community .The awards are unique and cover all these professional and specialists groups whose achievements so often go unnoticed. The Awards highlights winning work and offer the creative spirits industry their well-deserved recognition. We hope these efforts will draw attention to the talent and inventiveness of the community spectrum.

The Awards have a proud tradition of unearthing the quiet achievers and outstanding services and programs making our spirits system the best it can be.

14th February, 2018  |  Taj Lands End, Mumbai


AWARD CATEGORIES


WINE CATEGORIES


Vintage / Non-Vintage Wines (White, Rosé, Red)
  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet
  • Eiswein
  • Icewine
  • Botrytis
Cava
  • Brut Nature
  • Extra Brut
  • Brut
  • Extra Dry
  • Dry
  • Demi-Sec
Wine based drinks
  • Fruit Flavoured
  • Confectionary Flavoured
  • Other Flavoured
  • Organic/Biodynamic
Madeira
  • Sercial and other dry styles
  • Verdelho and other medium dry styles
  • Bual and other medium sweet styles
  • Malmsey and other sweet styles
Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine (White, Rosé, Red)
  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet
Tank Fermented Sparkling Wine (White, Rosé, Red)
  • Extra Dry
  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet
Port
  • White
  • Pink
  • Ruby
  • Tawny
  • Aged Tawny
  • Reserve
  • Crusted
  • Late Bottled Vintage
  • Single Quinta Vintage
  • Colheita
  • Vintage
Sherry
  • Fino
  • Manzanilla
  • Manzanilla Pasada
  • Amontillado
  • Medium Sherry
  • Palo Cortado
  • Oloroso
  • Cream
  • Pale Cream
  • Pedro Ximinez
Lightly Sparkling
  • Dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet
Vermouth & Other Aromatised Wines
Sparkling Wines
  • Champagne (White, Rosé)
  • Zero Dosage
  • Ultra Brut
  • Brut
  • Extra Dry
  • Sec
  • Demi-Sec
  • Doux (Non Vintage / Vintage / Prestige Cuvée)

BEER PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR


Best ALE Beer Producer of the Year
Best Draught Beer Producer of the Year
Best Dark Beer Producer of the Year
Best Flavoured Beer Producer of the Year
Best Lager Beer Producer of the Year
Best PALE Beer Producer of the Year
Best Sour Beer Producer of the Year
Best Stout & Porter Beer Producer of the Year
Best Wheat Beer Producer of the Year
Best Low - Alcohol Beer Producer of the Year
Best Malt Beer Producer of the Year

BEST CIDER PRODUCER OF THE YEAR


Best Flavoured Cider
Best Non Sparkling Cider
Best Perry
Best Sparkling Cider
Best Specialty Cider

THE BEST GIN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR


Best Contemporary Style Gin
Best Dry Gin
Best Matured Gin
Best Navy Gin

THE BEST VODKA PRODUCER OF THE YEAR


Best Flavoured Vodka
Best Pure Neutral Vodka
Best Varietal Vodka
Best Vodka Liqueur

THE BEST TEQUILA PRODUCER OF THE YEAR


AÑEJO
BLANCO
EXTRA AÑEJO
JOVEN ABOCADO
REPOSADO

THE BEST SCOTCH WHISKY PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Best Flavoured
Best Grain
Best RYE
Best Single Cask Single
Best Single Malt
Best Wheat


THE RETAILER AWARDS


Best Innovator of the Year
Best Online Retailer of the Year
Best Independent Retailer of the Year
Best Supply Chain Initiative
Best Fine Wine Retailer of the Year
Best On-Trade Supplier of the Year
Excellence In Customer Service

THE NIGHTLIFE HOTSPOT OF THE YEAR



Best Entertainment
Best Wine Bar
Best Bar / Lounge Food
Best Place For A Brew
Best Karaoke Bar
Best Hotel Bar
Best Bar Chain
Best Concept Bar
Best Café Bar
Nightclub of the Year
Best Live Music Venue
Best Open Air Bar

PERSONALITY AWARD


CEO of the Year
Women Achiever of the Year
Young Achiever of the Year
Bartender of the Year
VIP Host of the Year

DESIGN & PACKAGING


This includes all aspects of on-bottle brand/product communication, including the application of any direct printing onto bottle, capsule or closure, as well as paper and film labels and sleeves. The pack will be judged on the overall design and quality of materials, print, decoration and application.


Best Limited Edition
Best New Launch
Best Brand Design
Best Re-packaged Individual Brand
Best Re-packaged Product Range
Best Additional Packaging
Best Design For A Specialist Retail Channel

JUDGING CRITERIA


We conduct weekly invite-only judging panels that include highly experienced, professional tasters. Many of our judges have completed certifications of their own such as SWE, CSW, CSS, MS, Cicerone or others from credible institutions. Our judges are industry buyers and experts such as beverage directors, educators, retailers, restaurateurs. We have a deep commitment to impartiality, open-mindedness, and fairness. All of our tastings, ratings, and evaluations are done using our proprietary blind tasting methodology and custom built software. Judges will never accept remuneration for a favorable review and we believe in reviews based on objective, benchmark based criteria, not subjectivity and bias.


ROLE PLAYERS


Invitations for speakers now open, contact at

Email:   masiha@worldwinesandspiritscongress.com

REGISTRATION


For registration please contact:

Project Head
Masiha Cheulkar

Email:   masiha@worldwinesandspiritscongress.com
Tel:   +91-22-2661 6624   |   Mob:   +91-77388 88488 / +91-77381 28285

VENUE



Taj Lands End, Mumbai


Band Stand, Bandra (West), Mumbai - 400 050. INDIA
Telephone: +91 22 6668 1234
Fax: +91 22 6668 1338
Website: www.tajhotels.com
If you wish to stay at Taj Lands End, please send an Email to:
To: tlegroupreservation.bom@tajhotels.com   |   cc: cfmm@vsnl.com


CONTACT US


Co-ordination Office:

402, 4th Floor, Savoy Chambers, Near Juhu Garden, Santacruz (West), Mumbai - 400 054.

Email:    masiha@worldwinesandspiritscongress.com
                     secretariat@worldwinesandspiritscongress.com


Tel:   +91-22-2661 6624

Mob:   +91-77388 88488 / +91-77381 28285

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