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. 2019 COMPETITION Please join us for the WSWA 76th Annual Convention & Exposition March 31 - April 3, 2019 Grande Lakes Orlando To Enter: Wine Tasting Competition Spirits Tasting Competition Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition Wholesaler Iron Mixologist Competition Source: wswaconvention.orgFind out more »
The SIP Awards stands apart as the only internationally recognized consumer judging spirits competition. Catering to the opinions and palates of the discerning public, the SIP Awards presents a unique spirit judging competition, unaffected by industry bias. This pragmatic and refreshing model of evaluation provides an honest stage for feedback and recognition where top brands showcase their achievements. KEY DATES Submission Deadline: March 8, 2019 Sample Arrival Deadline: April 19, 2019 Tasting Competition: May 4, 2019 Results Announced: May 28, 2019Find out more »
Judging Date: May 19-20, 2019 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: Domestic Registration Ends: April 10, 2019 International Registration Ends: February 28,…Find out more »
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 19-20, 2019 and will become the first 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 new 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 Super Early Bird Ends: October 31, 2018 Domestic Registration Ends: April 10, 2019 International Registration Ends: February 28, 2019 Warehouse Closes: April 20, 2019 Judging:…Find out more »
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: March 15, 2019 Domestic Registration Ends: June 10, 2019 International Registration Ends: April 30,…Find out more »
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