All for a good cause

Raise a Glass Foundation, our judges and our wineries

support charities around the world.

All for a good cause

Raise a Glass Foundation, our judges and our wineries

support charities around the world.

Welcome to the Competition!

GREAT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION to be held in Rochester, NY, on Saturday/Sunday, May 4-5, 2024.

Open to all commercial wineries around the world. OUR GOAL IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS IN YOUR WINERY AND HELP YOU SELL MORE GREAT WINE!

~ Registration for 2024 is now OPEN ~

Our Judges

WE HAVE THE BEST JUDGES. This year's 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 this year's esteemed panel of Judges...

Master of Oenology, Wine Educator/Journalist, International OIV and certified Wine Judge

Annemarie Morse

Annemarie Morse has a Master's Degree in Oenology from Cornell University and has worked through harvest and blending as an assistant winemaker.   She is the Director of Education for the American Wine Society, an organization dedicated to consumer wine education with a program in wine judge certification, having 6000 members nationwide. Annemarie is the Finger Lakes correspondent for the Cork Report, https://thecorkreport.us/ as well as a wine and food writer for other publications.  She has taught as a wine studies and marketing Lecturer, at a college level and guest lectured at Cornell University for more than 8 years in various classes. Annemarie is a certified wine judge and has judged internationally and nationally for wine competitions for over 11 years. She is a trained member of the Cornell University Sensory Evaluation Panel, evaluating research and client wine, spirits and cheeses.  Annemarie has tested out of WSET Level 1&2 and is preparing for the Level 3 exam. She has passed the Court of Master Sommeliers First level exam and studied at the certified level.  Annemarie has hosted wine tours nationally and internationally. Her company, Wine By Annemarie, LLC, http://winebyannemarie.com/ provides consulting services to restaurants, as well as classes and events for staff, students, alumni and the community. Her passion for wine and increasing her wine knowledge has led to continued wine education opportunities, including certifying as a specialist in the Wine and Food of Central Italy, with Ian D'Agata.