Vote for your favourite Independent Retailer of the Year 2016
|Voting runs||3rd June - 20th June 2016|
Please place your vote below.
The Independent Retailer award, running since 2008, recognises the key role played by independent merchants in encouraging the understanding, and sales, of quality wines and spirits.
Last year, the award went to South Downs Cellar, and in 2014 was awarded to Birmingham wine merchant Loki Wines.
Entries are judged on the quality of their range, service and display; including value added, promotional events and tastings and their digital / social presence.
Entries are free, and retailers simply need to fill out this form to nominate themselves. After the votes are counted, a final shortlist will be revealed, with the judging of the final line-up taking place shortly after.
The winner will be announced at the IWSC Annual Awards Banquet at the Guildhall on Wednesday 16th November.
Retailers will not be judged on their websites - for those looking to enter our other category, the Online Retailer award, please click here. Nominees must have physical premises, 5 stores of fewer.
- “We believe the IWSC provides a unique level of international expertise and competition. Consumers understand the value of our spirits being judged by the IWSC to be some of the best in the world, and we consistently see growth in our brands because of the IWSC honors awarded to them.”Harlen WheatleyMaster Distiller, Buffalo Trace
- “We have been entering the IWSC for well over a decade as it's one of the most prestigious competitions of its type. The rigorous judging process is second to none and it is a huge accolade for us to win medals as it validates our focus on producing quality wines for our customers.”Kimberley DavenportMarketing and PR Manager, Beers, Wines & Spirits, Sainsbury's Supermarkets
- “As the IWSC is one of the best-judged wine shows in the world, any wine with an IWSC medal is greeted very favourably by the consumer”Neil McGuiganCEO, Australian Vintage, 2015 IWSC President