The Drinks Retailing Awards are among the trade’s biggest highlights, bringing together the leading lights in retail.

Not only is our judging process one of the most rigorous and thorough of all the industry awards, but we are also unique in covering the entire breadth of the take-home market, striving to reflect excellence in as many areas of the trade as possible. Every year, we look to honour retailers who have delivered excellent service, range and value, to create successful and profitable operations.

For our winning retailers, taking home a Drinks Retailing Award represents the ultimate accolade for their business and is a huge achievement. All retailers who make it to the final round are invited to attend the awards as our guest. The awards are presented at a glittering ceremony in February at one of London's most prestigious venues, The Dorchester Hotel. The Drinks Retailing Awards is a recognised symbol of excellence.


"Thank you so much for another great Drinks Retailing Awards. It is always great to see you all and the awards evening was up to its usual extremely high standards – I can’t begin to guess how much work you all must have to put in to getting such a great event put together and running so smoothly. I know the standard of entries just continues to get better every year for the DRAs. So it was an honour once again for our little shop to get the chance to come along and be represented amongst such distinguished names in the drinks industry."

Leigh Norwood Favourite Beer

"We were thrilled to win all three awards and thoroughly enjoyed the evening at The Dorchester. Congratulations on a superb event".

Mark Jarman, Morrisons

"We are absolutely thrilled with our DRA award!"

Tatiana Fokina, Hedonism

"We're incredibly proud to put the DRA logo on our website and we'll get the physical copy on the wall when it comes. Thanks so much, Barry and myself had a great time at the awards - it was lovely to meet some new people in the industry too. Reminds you how nice generally everyone is in this industry. Looking forward to entering again for the 2020 awards".

Jefferson Boss, StarmoreBoss

"We had a very enjoyable evening thank you. Our first DRA event!"

Samantha Goodhart, Bon Coeur Fine Wines

"We are delighted to win the Independent Wine Retailer of the Year award! Thank you also to all the team for a fab evening on Tuesday".

Lucy Marcuson, Lea & Sandeman

"The event was run incredibly well and a great night had by all!"

Ben Cleary, The Pip Stop


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