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Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the wine industry, including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, sommeliers, educators, enologists, winemakers, retailers, importers and wine industry writers and consultants.

 

Competition Results

Over 1,000 wines from 12 countries were judged ...

... by 25 judges representing 9 countries over 2 days of competition ...

... and the Results Are In!

You are invited to enter the

Great American International Wine Competition

to be held in Rochester, NY, on Saturday/Sunday, March 11-12, 2017.

Open to all commercial wineries around the world.

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR WINERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT WINE!

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Why enter this competition?

To make a great wine you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table.

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. Our judges include the most influential people in the wine industry, including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, sommeliers, educators, enologists, winemakers, retailers, importers and wine industry writers and consultants.

ALL WINES are blind judged; each glass is identified only by a number. Judges are given the classification prior to each flight. They do not know the producer or region.

EACH WINE is judged on its own merit — it’s presence, balance and character — not by how it compares to others in the flight.

The Great American International Wine Competition will provide you with a world-class assessment and added exposure to your wines. We provide results directly after the competition—so you can use the information to promote your medal winning wines. All winning entries will receive an elegant medal for display in your winery, as well as recognition on our competition website and social media around the world. Finished press releases to send to your local media, social media assets and customizable promotional artwork for shelf tags and bottle tags will also be available to all winners. 

OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR WINERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT WINE!

Awards

MEDALS are awarded for Double-Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze winning wines.

Promotion of Winners

WINNERS will be annouced on the RaiseAGlassFoundation.com website, receive a medal for display in their winery, mentioned in press releases, and listed in next years promotional material.

A truly charitable competition

RAISE A GLASS FOUNDATION has chosen InterVol, a Rochester based non-profit as the beneficiary of this year’s Wine Competition. InterVol’s mission is simple: to recover unused viable medical supplies from hospitals and distribute them to those who need them the most. To date, InterVol has aided people in more than 70 countries around the world!