SUNSET Magazine International Spirits Competition

brought to you by Wine & Spirit Competitions Management and Productions. 


Entry Deadline Extended : October 18, 2019     THIS FRIDAY!

Product Delivery Extended to October 18th.   


Judging: October 21-22, 2019

Fees:  $345 per entry

$195 for Mixers and Pre-mixed Cocktails




About the Competition


SUNSET Magazine, the leading media brand of the Western lifestyle is proud to announce the launch of the Sunset International Spirits Competition.  With the number of subscribers, demographic of the Sunset Magazine reader base and amount of social media followers this competition will be a must enter for all spirit producers desiring exposure to a perfect audience.

The esteemed judging panels represent large volume buyers, influential media, successful distillers and other professionals from the spirits category.


Winners will benefit from significant Sunset media promotion through print, web, social media, PR, and events. Results for the new competition will be announced in the January/February special spirits focused issue. All gold and above winners will receive medals. All medal winners will receive license free graphics of their winning awards(s) 


The Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition will take place on October 21st and 22nd in Santa Rosa, CA and the deadline for submission is October 16th. To enter your product, please click the link above for online entries.







Official Rules, Fees, Shipping

  • The final deadline for entries and wine delivery is October 16th, 2019

  • Fees:  $345 per entry online / $195. for Mixers and Pre-mixed Cocktails.

  • Click the buttons below to enter

  • Spirits produced in any region of the world that meet the applicable federal legal requirements. 

  • Open to Commercial Distillers, Craft Distillers, Producers, Importers and Distributors 

  • Entries must be listed on the official entry form online.

  • An official entry shall consist of two (2) bottles, each bottle no less than 750 ml in volume or larger. 

  • For sizes less than 750 ml, please submit 3 bottles per entry.

  • Any spirit that is delivered to the competition without a full and proper label will be disqualified from the judging. Please do not send spirits with laboratory, temporary, photocopied, or altered labels. 

  • Please note that entries receiving a silver or bronze medal designation will have access to download a pdf certificate for Achievement in Spirit making in recognition of this award in lieu of an actual medal.  Pdfs will be available on the competition page at


Answers to common questions about our Annual Spirit Competition.

How much does it cost to enter?

The registration fee is $345 per on-line entry / $195 Mixers and Pre-Mixed Cocktails.


Is there a paper entry form?

No, all submissions must go through our online system for better and more accurate tracking and communication.

When is the deadline to enter?

The final deadline for entries and wine delivery is October 16, 2019.


How many bottles need to be sent per entry?

An official entry shall consist of 2 bottles per entry for 750 ml and larger.  For sizes less than 750 ml, please submit 3 bottles per entry. 


When will the competition take place?

The judging will take place October 21-22 in Sonoma County, CA.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced in the Sunset Magazine’s March/April issue.


Where do I send my spirits?

Please ship spirits directly to the address below. Entries MUST arrive no later than October 16, 2019. You may also download pre-addressed shipping labels using the link above.

Sunset International Spirits Competition

c/o Wine Country Shipping

7686 Bell Road

Windsor, CA 95492

Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact Debra Del Fiorentino at:

 (415) 640-6337.


Debra Del Fiorentino

Founder, Wine & Spirit Competitions

Management & Productions


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