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Thought you missed your chance to enter your wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards? Here's the good news, the submission deadline has been extended to April 30. 2019.
Enter Your Wines in the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2019 and get it judged by top-notch on-premise buyers and ace sommeliers of USA.
SCA is a platform for those who want to promote and sell their brands to a wider audience. The competition will focus on the needs of on-premise establishments such as restaurants, bars, lounges, and clubs. SCA will feature an all-star judging panel of top sommeliers, wine directors, and on-premise buyers. The judges of the Sommeliers Choice Awards are sommeliers and beverage directors at some of the most prestigious restaurants and hospitality venues in the nation.
Beverage Director and Sommelier, The Catering Company of Washington and Elizabeth's Gone Raw, D.C.
Wine and Spirits Buyer
Wine Director, Greens Restaurant, SF
Advanced Sommelier and Wine Educator
Winning a Sommeliers Choice Award is a mark of excellence that is recognized across the wine industry. Especially if you are a wine producer or merchant from a non-U.S. wine destination, this is the perfect chance to win recognition for your wines within the U.S. marketplace. Wines will be judged according to criteria such as how well they pair with food, typicity, value, quality, and packaging. View judging process here. Highest marks will be awarded to wines that provide value for money at their respective price points.
Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet the very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become an addition to restaurant wine lists. Apart from Double Gold, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Wine of the Year, Wine of the Year BTG, SCA has other special awards like Importer of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Wine of the Year By Country, By Varietal etc. Check out the full list of awards here.
Still finding a reason to enter? Here are just a few of the benefits to enter your wines
Medal winners receive additional benefits – such as special promotional logos and stickers that they can add to wine bottles, social media marketing support through Beverage Trade Network and Sommeliers Choice Awards, and regular mention in both press releases and on the Sommeliers Choice Awards website.
So what are you waiting for!