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Direct delivery for DWWA

Decanter recommends using our consolidated shipping service, but it is also possible for you to organise delivery direct to our warehouse.

31 March 2021 - UPDATE

Brexit & delayed deliveries:

We understand there may be delayed deliveries and issues with shipping due to Brexit. Wines delivered after the 6 April deadline will be accepted, but please send your samples ASAP to ensure your wines are included in the competition.

Please follow the below shipping instructions to ensure you send your wine samples appropriately.

Please send your wine samples (4 bottles per entry) to Sensible Wine Services (SWS) between 14 January 2021 – 6 April 2021 to the following address:

Decanter World Wine Awards
Sensible Wine Services
Unit 10, Dana Trading Estate
Transfesa Rd
Paddock Wood
TN12 6UT
United Kingdom

Contact name: Donald MacKenzie
Contact number: +44 (0)1580 715725

For all delivery queries please forward your courier details and tracking information to: awards@decanter.com

Goods receiving time: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Wine that arrives after the deadline date will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

If destination clearance of wines are required, our logistics partner can provide Registered Consignee Service for a fee of £50 + excise /taxes per entry. Please contact our consolidated shipping agent in Dover, U.K. directly for more information (Hellmann Logistic).

Hellmann Contact Details:
Karim Emrani-Edrihen
Tel: +44 (0)1304 248390


  • Clearly label each box of wine using the delivery label, which can be downloaded once you have entered and paid for your wine in your account.
  • Wine delivered to the Decanter office in London will not be accepted.
  • If you send your wines directly to our warehouse, you must tick the option: ‘Duties and Taxes payable by □ exporter / Charge to □ Shipper”. If the above is not completed, we cannot guarantee that the wine will not be stopped in Customs and arrive on time for the competition.
  • Decanter is not responsible for tracking the shipping of your wines, please ensure everything is in order before sending your wines.

Import License, Declaration & Duty

All duty, shipping costs, and taxes must be prepaid by the submitter of the samples. Wines 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. Wines 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. Please note: our logistic partner does not have an excise number. Our logistic partner’s VAT number is: GB 619 3804 30.

If you are asked to provide an EORI number, please use the number of our logistics partner: GB619380430000

Do I Need To Insure My Wine?

Decanter and its logistic partner will not take responsibility for wine damaged or lost whilst in transit. In the event that for reasons beyond the reasonable control of Decanter, it is necessary or advisable for the Decanter World Wine Awards to be cancelled, Decanter 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.

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