BWW - Best Wine of the World competition

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BWW - The world’s largest wine competition 2017

BWW - Best Wine of the World 2017 competition's public voting period is over.  

The initial 3-month voting phase in gathered an astonishing 1,333,896 votes from over 620,000 wine lovers and professionals from 105 countries. From August 1 to October 30 of this year, a total of 22,588 wines received votes. The top wines received over 10,000 votes each. Out of these 22,588 wines, only 180 received sufficient votes to advance to the final stage of the judging – less than 1 per mil of all the wines entered. 

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BWW - the Best Wine of the World Competition, true to its name, selects the Best Wines in the World. It is the largest wine competition in the world, whether measured by the number of wines, the number of consumers involved or the judges taking part.

The competition differs significantly from other wine competitions in that the wines are selected by consumers all around the world and many thousands wine during a three-month period of voting, which takes place on and via social media, such as Facebook and Instagram.

The public votes and points awarded by wine professionals are tallied, and the twenty wines with the most votes from each competition category enter the finals that will be held in the fall. In the finals, the wines undergo a blind evaluation by panels consisting of leading wine makers, wine writers, Masters of Wine and wine professionals. 

The finals are held on three different continents - Europe, Australia and the United States - so that each region evaluates the wines from that region and its nearby areas.

Public voting commences on July 31, 2017 and concludes on October 30, 2017. Judging of the finalists will follow and BWW will announce the Best Wine in the World and the winners of the different categories on January 18th, 2018.

The competition is organized by the world's largest wine information service ( and the world's leading fine wine magazines - FINE Magazines (

For more information about the competition, please visit

BWW warmly welcomes all vineyards to enter their wine for the competition. Registration is the easiest, fastest, and most affordable in the business. 

Registration for the 2018 competition will begin on February 1st 2018.