Entry Info

Here is the information on how you can enter your wines in the London Wine Competition.

1. Login or register online
2. Enter your wine details
3. Ship your samples by February 20, 2018

Key Dates:

Registration Opens: 1 November 2017
Warehouse Opens For Samples: 1 November 2017
Registration Ends: 20 February 2018
Warehouse Closes For Samples: 20 February 2018
Judging: March 8 & 9, 2018
Winners Announced: 30 March 2018

Fee Schedule:

£95 from 1 November 2017 to 31 January 2018
£125 from 1 February 2018 to 15 February 2018
£145 from 16 February 2018 to 20 February 2018

Shipping Info:

Please send your wine samples (3 bottles per entry) to Sensible Wine Services (SWS) between 1 November 2017 and 20 February 2018 to the following address:

Sensible Wine Services (C/O LWC 2018)
Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate,
Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood
Kent
TN12 6UT
United Kingdom

Contact: Mr. Karl Franz
Telephone: +44 (0) 1580 715 725
Email: karl@sensiblewine.com

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

The wine that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

IMPORTANT:

Clearly label each box of wine using the delivery label, which can be downloaded once you have entered and paid for your wine in your account.
If you send your wines directly to our warehouse, you must tick the option: ‘Duties and Taxes payable by shipped'. If the above is not completed, we cannot guarantee that the wine will not be stopped in Customs and arrive on time for the competition. London Wine Competition is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your wines, please ensure everything is in order before sending your wines.

Import License, Declaration & Duty

All duty, shipping costs, and taxes must be prepaid by the submitter of the samples. Wines must be Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), therefore instruction to complete the import declaration should be given to your forwarder/courier company, please choose ‘shipper accept all charges’ on the documentation provided by your courier company. Submitters should also be responsible for any fees related to the import declaration. Wines cannot be accepted by our logistic partner if the charges associated with shipping have not been paid. Any penalty and additional cost incurred from the non-compliance of declaration requirement in UK will be borne by the Submitters.

Do I Need To Insure My Wine?

LWC and its logistic partner will not take responsibility for wine damaged or lost whilst in transit. In the event that for reasons beyond the reasonable control of LWC, it is necessary or advisable for the LWC to be cancelled, LWC cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss of profit, damage or expense of any kind incurred as the result of such a cancellation.