The CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. ALL 100 the Judges are carefully selected for being the top BUYERS of wines and spirits for this market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers’. Wines and spirits enter from 35 countries and are ‘blind tasted’. Suitable for wines and spirits already selling in the market, and also those wanting to sell to China. Two major competitions per year:


best-value3From the highest price points to the lowest, wines & spirits are tasted at price levels. Medals are awarded to represent ‘Best Value’. Best quality for the price is a crucial indicator for sales success.

CWSA Best Value 2016
Tasting Week: 25th January
Results Announced: 1st February

CWSA Best Value 2017
Tasting Week 16th February
Results Announced: 23rd February

CWSA Best Value 2018
Tasting Week: 5th February
Results Announced:12th February

CWSA Best Value 2019
Tasting Week: 21th January
Results Announced:28th February


2The CWSA discovers the wines and spirits that will be major hits in China and boosts the potential and sales of boutique and major brands by giving them the recognition they deserve.

CWSA 2016
Tasting Week: 15th August
Results Announced: 22nd August

CWSA 2017
Tasting Week: 21st August
Results Announced: 28th August

CWSA 2018
Tasting Week: 20th August
Results Announced:27th August

CWSA 2019
Tasting Week: 19th August
Results Announced:26th August


The Benefits of Entering the CWSA

          The CWSA is the major springboard for wines and spirits entering into China and for brands already selling in the fastest growing market in the world.

  • Entrants are tasted by 100 Hong Kong and China based Judges, ALL who have professional ability to buy wines and spirits.
  • Entrants and Winners are showcased on which is the focal point of wine and spirits buyers in Hong Kong and China.
  • Winners are featured in major HK, Chinese and International Media. The CWSA has special long term relationships with key newspapers, online publications and journalists. To see the daily updated, considerable press, visit
  • Winners are provided with official certificates and stickers to brand bottles to further attract attention.
  • The official CWSA Winners Pack includes artwork of medals, press release suggestions and further recommendations to help wine and spirits producers to make the most of their medals and gain further success.


“The CWSA medal wins are such a fantastic result for the Wolf Blass winemaking and viticultural teams given the wines were awarded for the suitability of the style for the Chinese market – the fastest growing wine market in the world. The results are particularly pleasing as the judges were selected from the most important distributors, importers, hoteliers and Sommeliers from all the key regions and cities in China and Hong Kong.”
- Chris Hatcher, Chief Winemaker, Wolf Blass

“Whoever wins CWSA awards will see these translate into sales and distribution.”
- Dean Lapthorne, Area Sales Representative, China, Sirromet