At the 5th edition of the London Wine Competition which took place in London on March 21 and 22, 2022, canned English wine pioneer, The Uncommon, took home “Best Wine of the Year by Packaging” for its beautifully illustrated Bubbly White Wine.
One of the country’s most prestigious drinks awards and now in its fifth year, the competition recognizes the very best in spirits, not only for their taste but also for their marketability and packaging, as judged by a crack team of drinks experts.
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The 2022 London Competitions deadline is now approaching (February 28). If you have a spirits, wine, or beer brand that you are looking to get awareness on in 2022, London Competitions can help you with that.
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