January 10, 2022 — Competition managers are now accepting entries for the dual International Eastern Wine Competition and West Coast Wine Competition match-up, which will take place in Santa Rosa, Calif., on February 8 – 9, 2022.
Founded in 1975, the International Eastern Wine Competition is the oldest competition still in existence. Eligible wines can come from Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Mexico (mainland), Canada (except British Columbia), and all U.S. states not listed below.
The West Coast Wine Competition was established in 1982 and is open to wines from Australia, China, India, Japan, Middle East, New Zealand, Pacific Rim nations, Russia, Tasmania, British Columbia (Canada), Baja Mexico, and the U.S. states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Each competition is judged independently by experts familiar with the styles and varieties specific to each geographic region. Nine years ago, a final round was added, in which the top wines from each are pitted against each other in an East Meets West Taste Off. A third competitive element, focused specifically on Riesling wines, gives the competition even more layers of intrigue.
Winners will be notified beginning February 11 with full results revealed by press release February 14.
Final entry deadline is February 3.
Visit www.winecompetitions.com for more information