Extended deadline for entries, Friday 31 August 2018

The Drinks Retailing Awards are among the trade’s biggest highlights, bringing together the leading lights in retail.

Not only is our judging process one of the most rigorous and thorough of all the industry awards, but we are also unique in covering the entire breadth of the take-home market, striving to reflect excellence in as many areas of the trade as possible.

Every year, we look to honour retailers who have delivered excellent service, range and value, to create successful and profitable operations.

For our winning retailers, taking home a Drinks Retailing Award represents the ultimate accolade for their business and is a huge achievement. All retailers who make it to the final round are invited to attend the awards as our guest. The awards are presented at a glittering ceremony in February at one of London's most prestigious venues, The Dorchester Hotel.

The Drinks Retailing Awards is a recognised symbol of excellence.


"Thank you so much for another great Drinks Retailing Awards. It is always great to see you all and the awards evening was up to its usual extremely high standards – I can’t begin to guess how much work you all must have to put in to getting such a great event put together and running so smoothly. I know the standard of entries just continues to get better every year for the DRAs. So it was an honour once again for our little shop to get the chance to come along and be represented amongst such distinguished names in the drinks industry."

Leigh Norwood, Favourite Beer

"I just wanted to say thank you to OLN and sponsors for a wonderful awards evening. Needless to say Sean, I and the team were thrilled to win the Independent Wine Retailer of the Year Award. It makes all the hard work more worthwhile."

Gillian Sweeney, Highbury Vintners

"Thank you and the team so much for such an enjoyable evening. What a great celebration of the retail drinks sector and all that is done with wines, beers and spirits – there were some really great category awards and worthy winners. It really was a fabulous evening!"

Julia Trustram Eve, English Wine Producers

For more information about the awards, please contact Melody Beveridge on +44 (0) 1293 608851 or email melody.beveridge@agilemedia.co.uk

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Samantha Halliday on 01293 590053 or email samantha.halliday@agilemedia.co.uk