industry tastings and competitions

Why enter industry competitions?

Tasting competitions help brands grow and reach new audiences. When industry experts and consumers endorse your product, reputation is gained, distribution doors open, and brand advocates are born! Browse respected competitions below and find which ones align with your marketing strategy.

Ultimate Beverage Challenge

Two world-class competitions, Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Ultimate Wine Challenge, offer an array of meaningful, highly-recognizable awards and trophies along with comprehensive tasting notes to help you describe your winning beverage.

International Beverage Competitions

Global competitions featuring trade-only judges who decide by category and price. Be featured in front of real buyers in the biggest markets in the world! Compete in Wine, Spirit, Beer, and Cider competitions from the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

San Francisco International Wine Competition

SFIWC has been setting the standard for professional wine judging since its debut in 1980. With nearly four decades of experience, these medals are established as a reliable indication of wine excellence; each winner is understood to be among the very best.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

One of the world’s most respected spirits competitions due in large part to their esteemed judges.​ Offering a range of medals and premium tasting awards, while also recognizing creative design in a separate Packaging Design Competition.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

The WSWA Wine and Spirits competitions are sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine and The SOMM Journal. They also host mixology competitions for wholesalers.

Beverage Testing Institute

Tastings is built firmly on a foundation of scientific, organoleptic evaluation in order to experience products by taste, sight, smell and touch without influence from branding or price. A unique range of products are reviewed each month.

New York Wine Classic

The New York Wine Classic has become known as “The Oscars” of the New York wine industry, given its enormous publicity! The 21 judges include wine writers, wine educators, retailers, restaurateurs and other experts from around the state and country.

Wine Competitions Management & Productions

Each adult beverage competition is carefully designed to appeal to a niche market based on its regionality or style of judging. Judges are internationally renowned and respected experts.

New York World Wine & Spirits Competition

The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWSC) has established itself as one of the most respected judging events in the eastern U.S.A. Come open doors and expand your brand recognition among East Coast distributors and consumers with a shiny NYWSC medallion!

World Beverage Competitions

Known as “The Largest Beverage Competition in the World!”™, competitions include a wide range of categories for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. From optimum tasting temperatures to a “double blind” taste test, each entry is guaranteed to receive honest, unbiased opinions from diverse industry professionals.

SIP Awards

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.

SIP Northwest

The SIP Northwest competition & magazine is a versatile compilation of the top billing beverages of the year. From wine, beer, spirits and cider, join the top brands of the Pacific Northwest region and increase your brand recognition and exposure.


The Cidercraft Magazine Awards feature a series of 14 submission categories, focusing exclusively on ciders produced around the world! Get noticed by consumers with magazine-published results from a panel of leading cider palates, judges and professionals.

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