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March 2020

London Spirits Competition

March 23, 2020

The London Spirits Competition looks to recognize, reward and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. For any spirits brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s spirits list—and then vitally stay there—they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the London Spirits Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those spirits brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers. A competition  will judge spirits in three key areas: Their quality. Their value for money. What they look like. To be an award winner you will need to have top quality spirits, that offers both the trade and the consumer great value for money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and on the back bar. Key Dates Early Bird Pricing Ends: September 30, 2019 Warehouse Closes For Samples: March 6, 2020 Judging: March 23, 2020 Winners Announced: April 30, 2020 For more…

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London Wine Competition

March 24, 2020 - March 25, 2020

The London Wine Competition looks to recognize, reward and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list—and then vitally stay there—they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the London Wine Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers. A competition will judge wine in three key areas: Their quality. Their value for money. What they look like. To be an award winner you will need to have a top quality wine, that offers both the trade and the consumer great value for money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and on the back bar. Key Dates Early Bird Pricing Ends: September 30, 2019 Warehouse Closes For Samples: March 6, 2020 Judging: March 24-25, 2020 Winners Announced: April 30, 2020 For…

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London Beer Competition

March 25, 2020

The London Beer Competition looks to recognize, reward and help promote beer brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific beer drinker. For any beer brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s beer list—and then vitally stay there—they need to be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the London Beer Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those beer brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers. A competition will judge beer in three key areas: Their quality. Their value for money. What they look like. To be an award winner you will need to have a top quality beer, that offers both the trade and the consumer great value for money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and on the back bar. Key Dates Early Bird Pricing Ends: September 30, 2019 Warehouse Closes For Samples: March 6, 2020 Judging: March 25, 2020 Winners Announced: April 30, 2020 For…

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April 2020

WSWA 2020 – 77th Annual Convention & Exposition

April 20, 2020 - April 23, 2020
Las Vegas, NV

The WSWA Convention is the premier event where distributors seek out new and exciting beverage products, meet with existing partners and look for services to enhance internal operations. 2020 COMPETITION Please join us for the WSWA 77th Annual Convention & Exposition April 20 - April 23, 2020 Las Vegas Details coming soon regarding WSWA tasting competitions: Wine Tasting Competition Spirits Tasting Competition Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition Wholesaler Iron Mixologist Competition Source: wswaconvention.org

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May 2020

Future Wine Expo

May 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Sonoma County Fairgrounds Grandstands, 1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States

Future Wine Expo is a new, breakthrough trade show that will bring together the most innovative, dynamic and disruptive technology companies with some of the most influential and leading players in the global wine industry. The event is being organized by Beverage Trade Network, which also organizes events for the wine industry around the world in San Francisco, New York City, London and Shanghai. Over a two-day period (May 12-13, 2020), event participants will have a chance to hear from some of the leading names in the wine industry and see first-hand examples of how to apply technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and augmented reality to different aspect of the wine experience. Whether it is robotic drones disrupting the Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) experience, or new AR-enabled wine labels creating entirely new wine brand experiences, the Future Wine Expo will give a glimpse into what the future of wine will look like. More than 200 world-class vendors will be present from all over the world at the Future Wine Expo. Who can attend? Future Wine Expo is aimed at senior wine trade executives capable of making the hard, and big buying decisions for their businesses. It is designed for wine industry…

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Sommeliers Choice Awards

May 18, 2020
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94080 United States
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Judging Date: May 18, 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards is an international wine competition within the United States that will be judged entirely by sommeliers only. The competition will focus exclusively on the needs of on-premise establishments such as bars, restaurants, lounges and clubs, making this competition fundamentally different from any other wine competition within the U.S. The goal of the Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide experienced on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines will be judged according to criteria such as how well they pair with food items in addition to their overall versatility. Highest marks will be awarded to wines that provide value for money at their respective price points. Judges know the trade prices of each wine as they are judging each flight. Hence the winning wines would be the one that would score the highest for its quality, typicity, value, and packaging. Key Dates: International Registration Ends: February 28, 2020 Domestic Registration Ends: April 10,…

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Bartenders Spirits Awards

May 19, 2020
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 S Airport Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94080 United States

The Bartender Spirits Awards is judged by Bartenders, Bar Managers and Off-Premise Managers for The On-Premise Industry.This event will take place in San Francisco on May 19, 2020 and is a spirits competition within the United States judged entirely by top bartenders within the industry. Using the tagline “Judged by Bartenders, Bar Managers and Off-Premise Managers for the On-Premise Industry,” the Bartender Spirits Awards will recognize, encourage, promote and celebrate excellence in the U.S. drinks industry. The aim of the 2nd edition of this competition is to provide independent and honest reviews for brands targeting the U.S. bar trade. The judging panel consists of some of the most renowned names in the U.S. bar industry, all of them with extensive expertise within the on-premise industry. Medals will be awarded to those spirits that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying spirits that should become additions to bar inventories. Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded to the best-performing spirits based on the following three factors: taste, packaging, and price. KEY DATES Registration Ends: February 29, 2020 Warehouse Closes: April 30, 2020 Judging: May 19, 2020 Winners announced: June 10, 2020 For further inquiries, feel free…

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July 2020

USA Wine Ratings

July 27, 2020

USA Wine Ratings is an international wine competition held in San Francisco. A competition that looks to recognize wine brands that look to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. It is a platform for wine brands to showcase their wines in front of some of the leading wine industry experts in the US. The goal of USA Wine Ratings is simple: to single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers. The competition will be judged on three key areas: Quality, Packaging and Value. Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists and retailer shelves. Highest marks will be awarded to those wines that are high on quality, have attractive packaging and also provide great value for money. The judges present at the competition will be experts from the US wine industry and thus would be well-versed with the quality, value and packaging aspect. KEY DATES Super Early Bird Registration Ends: October 31, 2019 International Registration Ends: April 30, 2020 Domestic Registration Ends: June 10,…

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