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a variety of Unique WINE, cider and spirits Competitions

Presented by 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. Our mission? To provide a quality assessment of your wine, cider and spirits, and offer a unique selling proposition to promote your medal-winning product!

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LA international Invitational Wine & spirits challenge

February 21 - 22th 2023 - SEE RESULTS

The competition was established, in conjunction with LA beverage professionals representing both the on and off premise channels, to highlight the best of the best wine & spirits producers in the world. And, to introduce those producers to the largest market of consumers in the country. Winning producers will be featured in a robust LA Times promotional campaign targeting wine, spirits and food enthusiasts

Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

April 4 - 5th, 2023  SEE RESULTS

Celebrating Northern California's "Best of the Best" followed by an Invitational Tasting by The Press Democrat.


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Wine Competition

May 23rd - 25th, 2023

SUNSET is the leading media brand of the Western lifestyle.  Its International Wine Competition makes its winning wines part of the most influential wine program in the country. 


Experience Rosé wine competition

June 13th, 2023

Seeks the very best in dry, a little sweet and sparkling styles that pair quality winemaking with the passion for rosé and its infinite possibilities.

International East Meets West

Wine Challenge

September 12th & 13th, 2023

Two Competitions in One:
International Eastern and West Coast Wine Competition.

Combining two of our oldest and most established brands to see exactly where East Meets West.

International Women's Wine Competition

June 22nd - 23rd, 2023

Expertly judged by women, for women wine buyers. Special award given for Best Woman Winemaker.

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International Women's spirits Competition

June 21st, 2023

After our extremely successful inaugural 2022, please join us in our 2nd annual Women's Spirits Competition.  Expertly judged by women, for women spirit buyers. Special award given for Best Woman Distiller.

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sunset MAGAZINE int'l spirits competition

October 17-18, 2023

Winning producers will be featured in a Spirits Special non-print, digital edition with supporting microsite. Promotions for Spirits Award Special Issue will be placed in, Sunset eNewsletters and Sunset social sites in the Spring. 

Harvest Challenge

November 7 - 8th 2023

The Harvest Challenge is a wine competition that pits wines against each other by their appellation and by varietal. This spotlights a region's soil and climate contributing to the wine quality.

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December 5 - 6th,  2023

Show off your craft spirits and earn bragging rights at this second annual judging.

Why You Should Enter

  • Winning gold medals can help boost sales and brand awareness for producers of all sizes.

  • Have your wine rated by professional judges who know their wine

  • Add retail room talking points

  • Benchmark your products against others

  • Give your brand pride, prestige and bragging rights

  • Make others take notice (retailers, restaurateurs, sommeliers)

  • Generate great PR and make your wine a stand-out

  • A medal helps you sell more wine!

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