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Harpers Wine Stars Awards: Last chance to star in France, Italy and USA editions

Published:  23 July, 2018

Don’t miss out on the chance to enter our Harpers Wine Stars Awards – the country-specific competition which gives unprecedented media exposure to UK buyers.

The deadline for our latest round of awards is fast approaching on July 27, with sample delivery deadline just a week later on August 3.

For the first time, Harpers is turning its sights to USA and France, rounding up the regional heroes which showcase the best wines these hugely significant countries have to offer.

We are also returning to Italy for the second round of Italian Wine Stars.

Since launching in summer 2017, Harpers Wine Stars has offered an unrivalled level of exposure to UK buyers.

Our judging panel is unique in that judges are all current buyers with purchasing power and influence across the UK on and off-trades, from independent merchants, wholesalers and supermarket buyers to restaurateurs and sommeliers.

Results are published in our Buyers Guide, a bible of each peer-to-peer recommendations, judged by buyers, for buyers.

Harpers Wine Stars’ judging is also buyer-orientated in its approach.

Each entry is assessed on a three tier judging system in tune with how buyers buy, with taste, value and design all taken into consideration.

Our judges look first at the quality of the liquid in the bottle, then further assess for value for money and design, looking to reward those wines that combine great drinking with fair price and shelf appeal.

The Wine Star Awards Buyers’ Guides will be distributed through Harpers Wine & Spirit and Drinks Retailing News, be available to view online and will be present at industry events that we host and attend throughout the year (e.g. London Wine Fair in May).

For those looking to increase their profiles with UK distributors and importers, while boosting their PR and marketing campaigns with the Harpers’ Wine Stars seal of approval, discover more on the links below.

For more information, or to enter wines for forthcoming sessions, please contact

France information pack

Italy information pack

USA information pack