Welcome to the 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.

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

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. The 2021 competition has the greatest group of international judges in North America - 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. Introducing our 2021 line-up of Judges...

Competition Results

Over 900 entries from around the world were judged in 2020 ...

... by 24 judges over 2 days of competition ...

... click MORE to see the Results!

Judges

Name Title
Alex Kolundzic Winemaker, Pillitteri Estates Winery Canada
Andrejka Gazovic CEO at Vino Feel - Wine Tourism Board
Annemarie Morse Master of Oenology, Wine Educator/Journalist, International OIV certified Wine Judge
Bonnie Villacampa Master of Oenology, Viticulture and Brand Manager
Ellen Landis Wine Journalist/Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator
Erika Sato Certified Sommelier
Francois Coté Sommelier - Wine Judge of Canada
Harvey Reissig Professor Emeritus of Entomology, Cornell University
Holly Howell Wine Columnist, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle/Sommelier
Ivana Kovarikova International Wine Judge
Jeffrey Cope Blogger/Owner TXWineLover.com
Jon Link CS, CSW Sales Consultant, Winebow NY
Leonardo Castellani President of VINAR
Linda King Certified International Wine Judge, Winemaker, Winery Consultant, Educator
Lorraine Hems Wine Educator, CS, CWE, CSS, CWJ
Lubos Barta Editor-in-Chief/SOMMELIER
Luiz Alberto Wine Educator/Italian Wine Ambassador
Marin Berovic Member & Chairman of European Wine Competitions, European Wine Knights
Matthew Kristofik Past Chairman of American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Michael Gelven Online retailer, Wine Writer, CWE
Michele Padberg Owner, Vivac Winery, Certified Sommelier
Mike Tadich
Mirko Sula Front End Manager, CMS
Pablo Ugarte Executive Director, Catad'Or Wine Awards
Peter Bell Winemaker, Fox Run Vineyards
Richard Irr Owner, Pere Jacques Imports
Steve Somermeyer Assistant winemaker, Chateau Thomas Winery
Tim Benedict
William Frank Astor Wines Ret.Chairman, New York Athletic Club Wine Society