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November 2019

China Wine Competition

November 3 - November 4

The China 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, not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the China 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. The competition will judge wines in three key areas: 1. Quality 2. Value 3. Appearance To be an award winner you will need to have a top quality wine that offers both trade and consumer great value for their money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and back bar. For more information about the event, please visit the official website at https://chinawinecompetition.com/en KEY DATES Super Early Bird Registration Ends: April 30, 2019 Early Bird Registration Ends: June 20, 2019 Warehouse Opens: May 1, 2019

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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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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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