Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Wine List of the Year

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Wine Australia is pleased to support Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards, which recognises the commitment of Australian sommeliers to support local winemakers, showcase the premium quality and diversity of Australian wines and share the stories that make our wines unique.

FAQ

When do entries close?

Entries for the 2017 Awards close on 10th March 2017

How much does it cost to enter?

$165 including GST

What do I need to provide to enter?

You will need to supply PDFs of your wine list and your menu to see how your list compliments your cusine. We will also require two high-resolution images of your venue. These should be attached with your submission.

Who can enter?

Any licensed on-premised venues including restaurants, wine bars, restaurant, wine bar, small bars, cafes, brasseries, pubs, clubs and hotels, located in Australia. Venues must be located in Australia and be actively trading.

How do I enter?

Three simple steps:
1. Review Award Categories
There are several categories that offer you a chance to win an award. While you can only enter your list for a single choice of category each year, you can change the category in following years to showcase your list’s strengths in alternate areas.
SEE CATEGORIES
2. What you need to provide
You will need to supply PDFs of your wine list and your menu to see how your list compliments your cusine. We will also require two high-resolution images of your venue. These should be attached with your submission.
3. Complete your submission
• ‘Sign up’ to register or ‘Sign in’ online to complete your submission
• Cost is $165 (including GST) payable upon registration

Why should I enter?

1. Recognition and exposure
Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine and Drinks Trade magazine plus winners will be recognised globally for their achievements and will feature in media interviews and editorial.

2. Attract more customers
Entering AWLOTYA will allow current and potential customers to be exposed to your wine list rating and review through consumer and trade communication channels and the Discover Wine Lists section of this website.

3. Glass Rating
Your wine list will be rated according to the international WLOTYA wine list criteria indicating to customers the standard of the wine list they will enjoy in your establishment.

4. Wine List Review
A review of your wine list will be published for your current and future customers to learn more about your establishment and the wine experience that awaits them.

5. Certificate
Establishments that receive a glass rating (1,2, or 3 glasses) will receive a certificate that allows you to display your accomplishment with pride.

6. Networking
The best of the best will be selected and invited to the awards presentation event where the winners will be announced amongst other finalists, on-premise decision makers, industry influencers, trade & consumer media professionals, Australian & International wine judges, government representatives, VIP’s and sponsors.

When are the winners announced?

The winners are announced at an awards ceremony held at the end of July. The 2017 Awards will be held on 31st July in Sydney.

What do I receive for entering?

• A review of your wine list to be displayed in Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine (winners) + Gourmet Traveller WINE website and app including contact details and a link to your website (all glass rated entrants) + Wine List of the Year Awards website including contact details and a link to your website (all glass rated entrants)
• A glass rating of either 3, 2 or 1 glasses including a logo you can utilise in your marketing to promote your achievement
• Invitation for winners to attend the awards ceremony held in late July in Sydney.
• Affiliation with 31 distinguished local and international wine experts made up of our judging panel
• Winners also receive: print & social media mentions

I’m not a licensed venue but want to get involved. How can I do this?

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards provides a unique opportunity for industry businesses to consolidate and promote their brand’s presence within this exciting market. The awards allow brands to connect with Australian and International wine judges, on-premise decision makers, industry influencers and trade and consumer media. As an award sponsor, brands are able to “own” an award and are entitled to a large range of benefits including visibility within Australia’s Wine List of the Year website and Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Contact us to discuss your involvement
Leone Cruden-Bonić
leone@winelistoftheyear.com

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