Decanter World Wine Awards heads to CentrEd

The 14th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) will be held at CentrEd at ExCeL in 2017.

DWWA is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s top wine experts, wines are tasted blind in a rigorous process. The results provide wine enthusiasts with a comprehensive list of recommendations, tasting notes and stockist information. The 2017 event will take place from the 24-28 April, welcoming up to 240 judges a day.

The event will have exclusive use of CentrEd’s flexible meeting and restaurant facilities, coupled with ExCeL’s event halls, which will be used for storage.

Sarah Kemp, managing director, Decanter said: “We are looking forward to hosting the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards judging week at CentrEd at ExCeL this April. The new venue space provides a great tasting environment with natural light and lots of space for our judges. We look forward to another successful event.”

James Rees, executive director, ExCeL London, added: “We are delighted that Decanter have chosen CentrEd at ExCeL to host the World Wine Awards. We believe that CentrEd provides the ideal environment for this event, with the right mix of flexible space and facilities. Confidence in our product is demonstrated by Decanter’s commitment to host this event with us. We look forward to working with the team at Decanter to deliver successful event in 2017 and beyond.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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