Here is the information on how you can enter your spirits in the London Spirits Competition.
Please enter your spirits here as the first step. Once you enter your spirits, you will be given the shipping labels that you will need to send the samples.
Registration: Now until 20 February 2019
Warehouse Closes For Samples: 28 February 2019
Judging: March 21 & 22, 2019
Winners Announced: 30 April 2019
Please send your samples (2 bottles per entry) to Sensible Wine Services (SWS) between 1 September 2018 and 28 February 2019 to the following address:
Sensible Wine Services (C/O LWC 2018)
Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate,
Transfesa Road, Paddock Wood
Contact: Mr. Karl Franz
Telephone: +44 (0) 1580 715 725
Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Spirits that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.
Clearly label each box of spirit using the delivery label, which can be downloaded once you have entered and paid for your spirit in your account.
If you send your spirits directly to our warehouse, you must tick the option: ‘Duties and Taxes payable by shipped'. If the above is not completed, we cannot guarantee that the spirits will not be stopped in Customs and arrive on time for the competition. London Spirits Competition is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your spirits, please ensure everything is in order before sending your spirits.
Import License, Declaration & Duty
All duty, shipping costs, and taxes must be prepaid by the submitter of the samples. Spirits must be Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), therefore instruction to complete the import declaration should be given to your forwarder/courier company, please choose ‘shipper accept all charges’ on the documentation provided by your courier company. Submitters should also be responsible for any fees related to the import declaration. Spirits cannot be accepted by our logistic partner if the charges associated with shipping have not been paid. Any penalty and additional cost incurred from the non-compliance of declaration requirement in UK will be borne by the Submitters.
Do I Need To Insure My Spirits?
LSC and its logistic partner will not take responsibility for spirits damaged or lost whilst in transit. In the event that for reasons beyond the reasonable control of LSC, it is necessary or advisable for the LSC to be canceled, LSC cannot accept any liability whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss of profit, damage or expense of any kind incurred as the result of such a cancellation.