As reported yesterday entries to the Decanter World Wine Awards have passed the 10,000 wine mark – around 10,200. Apparently entries are up by 11% overall with the number of producers entering wines up by some 20% – all very encouraging in these recessionary times.
Tomorrow all the the regional chairs will meet to judge the regional trophies to select the international trophy awards.
There are a number of interesting contrasts with the other significant wine competition to be based in the UK – the International Wine Challenge (IWC) not least that the driving force of the team behind the Decanter awards are female, whilst it is male for the IWC.
See also story about DWWA 2009 on decanter.com