THE SOMM360 AWARDS’19

November 28 & 29, 2018

WHAT ARE THE SOMM360 AWARDS’19

The awards are one of the key educational components of SOMM360. They involve a 100 % blind tasting with emphasis on wine, cider, sake, spirits, and beer, to reveal the sommelier’s 2019 favorites from around the world and help sommeliers in their general training and preparation for sommelier competition. Global producers are invited to submit their products to SOMM360 to take part in this activity and receive feedback from the industry. On November 28 and 29, products will be 100% blind tasted by the 22 participants of the SOMM360 Boot Camp. The following top sommeliers from 20 different countries have already confirmed their participation with us and will be our judges for this 2-day tasting.

 

TOP 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBMIT YOUR PRODUCTS TO THE SOMM360 AWARDS 2019

1. A DIRECT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR PRODUCTS TO BE TASTED BY TOP SOMMELIERS

2. A PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK FOCUSED ON EXPLANATION AND NOT JUST A SCORE. (You’ll receive detailed tasting notes and food pairing suggestions about your product.)

3. A CHANCE OF WINNING THE AWARD “SOMM360 FAVORITE 2019”

4. A CREATIVE WAY TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOP SOMMELIERS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD

5. AN INTERNATIONAL VISIBILITY

PROMOTION

THE 2019 PROMOTION IN BRIEF

Here is an overview of the promotional campaign:

  • THE NEW SOMM360 MAGAZINE -THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE AWARDS 2019

    All favorites will be published in the new SOMM360 magazine, a bilingual annual magazine available in digital and print for wine professionals. Each favorite will be presented with a short text, bottle shot, price and producer’s website. The magazine will also include editorial content focusing on continuing education and valuable information about the food and beverages industry.

    5 000 printed copies will be distributed in our targeted network (3 000 copies in the Americas, 1 000 copies in Europe and 1 000 in Asia), including: a selection of the best restaurants/hotels/wine bars/cocktail bars, wine shops, wine schools, etc. Each establishment will receive magazines for their staff, students, educators, etc. to use as an educational tool. The registrant will also receive copies.

  • PR CAMPAIGN

    Campaign targeting wine trade professionals. (markets: Quebec + Canada + USA + Europe + Asia)

  • DIGITALS (Mobile App, Website & Email)

    The SOMM360 MAGAZINE will also be available through a mobile app, free of charge. The products awarded FAVORITES will be listed on the SOMM360 website – www.somm360.com. A specific email blast to unveil the FAVORITES is sent directly to our sommelier network through our SOMM360 newswire and other trade-oriented websites around the world.

  • EVENT

    The sommelier’s 2019 favorites will have the chance to be showcased at one international wine tasting event in 2019.

  • TOOLS

    Somm360 will provide various promotional tools (web banner, Facebook posts, electronic certificate, etc.) to showcase the favorites of the Awards’ 2019. Possibility to buy stickers.

  • INVOLVEMENT

    By registering your products at the awards, your name will be highlighted as a supporter of Somm360.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION WINE AND SAKE PRODUCTS

CAD $ 125
From july 27 to October 12
  • Register your wines or your sakes
  • 100% blind tasting
  • Regular price starting October 13 at150$(CAD) per product

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BEER, CIDER, MEAD AND SPIRIT PRODUCTS

CAD $ 125
From july 27 to October 12
  • Register your Beers, Ciders, Meads and Spirits
  • 100% blind tasting
  • Regular price starting October 13 at150$(CAD) per product

TECHNICAL INFORMATION & SHIPPING

ELIGIBLE PRODUCT FORMATS

Number of bottles needed per type
Quantity – ml
Wine or Sake – 2 bottles per product
All formats are eligible (except 50 ml)
Spirit – 1 bottle per product
All formats are eligible (except 50 ml)
Beer – 2 bottles or cans per product
All formats are eligible (except 50 ml)

SHIPPING AND IDENTIFICATION OF PRODUCTS

We should receive your samples no later than November 2 at the following address:

SOMM360 WAREHOUSE
(REF: THE AWARDS’19)
3425 Wilfrid-Hamel Boul., Local 102 (at the corner of Foucault Street)
Quebec City, QC, G1P 2J3
CANADA

Identification of products

  • Specify the name of the agency or the producer on the case(s) of samples including Reference: THE SOMM360 AWARDS 2019
  • For Quebec agencies no RACJ stamps on bottles are required.

Shipping, customs & storage

    • HOURS OF DELIVERY: From Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
    • Products from all markets are welcome (to clarify: products don’t have to be available for sale in Canada/Quebec yet.)
    • If you ship samples from overseas, we recommend contacting Stéphane Alary, General Manager at Eurofret Canada at 1-888-430-1313 or stephane.alary@eurofret.com. Eurofret has a global network that can organize the transport and clearance of samples.
    • Samples must be delivered with all expenses paid (Incoterms DDP, including duties and taxes).
    • It’s recommended to put a low value and indicate that the shipment are samples with no commercial value, not for resale, to reduce your invoice.
    • Registered products will be stored in a controlled environment until the tasting.

 

  • In addition, the organizers assume no responsibility for any products that do not clear customs, are damaged, lost or misplaced in transit.
  • Received samples won’t be returned to the sender.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

DON′T FORGET ANYTHING IMPORTANT
Wednesday, July 27, 2018Online Registration begins
DATEINFORMATION
Friday October 12, 2018End of Early bird registration-Regular registration opens
Saturday October 13, 2018Regular price registration
Friday October 26, 2018Final deadline for all product registration
Friday November 2, 2018Final deadline to receive all products
November 28 and 29, 2018100% blind tasting conducted at Le Saint-Sulpice Hotel Montreal, the official hotel of SOMM360
January 2019The results and content will be communicated to each registrant
January 2019Ordering stickers and reservation of advertising space for the SOMM360 Magazine
February 2019Release and distribution of the 2019 Somm360 magazine