Wine Competitions

A wine competition is an organized event in which trained judges or consumers competitively rate different vintages or bands of wine. There are two types of wine competitions, both of which use blind tasting of wine to prevent bias by the judges.
Posts about Wine Competitions
    • Washington, Oregon wines shine in big California judging

      Mike Dunne, wine columnist for The Sacramento Bee, evaluates wines during Friday’s sweepstakes round at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in Cloverdale, Calif. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CLOVERDALE, Calif. – Nine wines from Washington and Oregon earned best-of-class distinction at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, which is the largest j ...

      Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Franc- 9 readers -
    • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2015 Award Winning Wines

      America invented XL. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is “THE XL” of wine competitions With a record 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, is the largest competition of American wines. The award winning wines selected by a powerhouse group of over 60+ judges, provides a wide range of new wines to taste and buy in 2015.

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  • Thirteenth Annual Pinot Noir Shootout

    … To all of my wine pals, I don’t know anyone who works more tirelessly for Pinot Noir than Barbara Drady does. Her Affairs of the Vine annual shootouts are worth your time and energy. I believe in the process of a collective palate, just as I do for individual ones. Barbara’s panels are always worth their weight in gold, as a who’s who. Pinot…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 8 readers -
  • Judging the 2015 Virginia Governors Cup

    … as two golds for the 12 Bordeaux-style red blends. And a cabernet sauvignon-based rose was delicious. Unfortunately, I won’t know what those wines are until the 12 best are announced next month. The disclaimers: I was paid $200 for judging, and my plane fare and hotel were paid for by the competition. The post Judging the 2015 Virginia Governors Cup appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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  • Wild Goose Vineyards a highly successful family affair

    … wineries to exist. In 1990, Wild Goose Vineyards obtained one of the first “farm gate winery” licenses. Second generation takes over Hagen, left, and Roland Kruger hold up their best-of-show award for their 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling, which was the best wine at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great…

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  • NEWS FETCH – December 3, 2014

    …TOP NEWS America Is The New China … For Spirits Over-supply, Other Forces Weaken SJ Valley Wine Grape Market U.S. economic confidence soars to 17-month high Wine competitions need reforms to avoid leaving bitter aftertaste Emirates Splashes Out Half A Billion On Wine Take control of your wine costing and set your prices with confidence […]…

    Lewis Perdue/ Wine Industry Insight- 4 readers -
  • Pioneering Everyday Luxury

    … Magazine and The Los Angeles International wine competitions earlier this year. Mas credits two primary goals for helping to secure the success of his winery: to revitalize exceptional vineyards and keep wine prices accessible. Most Domaine Paul Mas wines coming into the United States sell for less than $25. Still, he didn’t always predict such success. Read the rest of the piece over on Grape Collective: https://grapecollective.com/articles/how-domaines-paul-mas-breathed-life-into-the-languedoc …

    Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews- 2 readers -
  • 4 Northwest wines shine at Grand Harvest Awards

    …, Horse Heaven Hills, $28 Basalt Cellars 2012 Rim Rock Red, Columbia Valley, $20 Claar Cellars 2012 Cab-Merlot, Columbia Valley, $15 Claar Cellars 2011 White Bluffs Syrah, Columbia Valley, $22 Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2013 Viognier, Walla Walla Valley, $24 Cougar Crest Estate Winery 2010 Syrillo, Walla Walla Valley, $32 Cougar Crest Estate…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Franc- 7 readers -
  • TEXSOM International Wine Awards

    … Irving, Texas (November 13, 2014) –– TEXSOM Co-founders and Master Sommeliers Drew Hendricks and James Tidwell today announced that they are rebranding The Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM International Wine Competition as the TEXSOM International Wine Awards. The TEXSOM International Wine Awards is now accepting entries for the 2015 competition…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 1 readers -
  • 6 wines from San Francisco International Wine Competition

    … well done and terroir-driven. And this wine will be impossible to find. Winemaker David Piskor said there were only about 400 cases made, and there is no U.S. distribution. • Maryhill Winery Syrah 2011 ($17, sample, 14.2%): This double-gold red is why Washington state is so well-known for syrah. Rich, with an almost bacon fat aroma, dark cherry fruit, spice and earth and still very fresh. The post 6 wines from San Francisco International Wine Competition appeared first on Wine Curmudgeon. …

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