The 2017 competition is now open!

The independent trade is the most exciting part of the wine trade. It’s got the best people – and also the best wines.

We’re putting both these elements together once again with the 2017 Wine Merchant Top 100 competition.

We’re on the hunt for the most interesting and enjoyable wines that the independent trade has to offer. They’ll be put before a judging panel of independent merchants and the ones that perform the best will be awarded Top 100 status and showcased at The London Wine Fair.

We’ll also feature all of them in our winners supplement, published in early summer.

If you sell cracking wines to independent merchants, here’s a chance to get national recognition. Our judges are hard-headed and very demanding. The winners they choose are always exceptional, and a magnificent advertisement for the UK’s vibrant independent retail scene.