Early Bird Ends
January 31, 2024
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Exactly about a year ago, the SCA Winners List 2022 was released. Entering brands were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals along with titles like Red Wine of the Year, Sparkling Wine of the Year, Winery of the Year, Best Wine by Varietal, Best Wine by Region.. etc.
View all titles here.
The winning impact that we promised was transparent -
Tasting Notes, Shelf Talkers, Digital Certificates, Year-round Social Media Attention, Press Releases, and Inclusion in listicles or articles meant for the consumer market.
However, this year, we learned that the on-ground consequence of winning a medal at a competition like the Sommeliers Choice Awards can be much more amplified than that. As per some of the winning brands :
Sam Bennett, Chief Winemaker, Te Pa Family Vineyards
Derek Holstein, Winemaker, Cache Creek Vineyards
Richard Grosche and Mathieu Kauffman, Managing Director & Technical Director, Reichstrat Von Buhl
Sandy Moore, Sales Manager, Pencarrow Wines
Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director, and Winemaker, Wakefield Wines
Picture from: Wakefield Wines
The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards will consist entirely of top sommeliers, on-premise wine buyers, and wine directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. In order to be selected as a judge, sommeliers need to provide evidence of their expertise within the on-premise industry.
Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with the goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines will be judged according to criteria such as how well they pair with food items in addition to their overall versatility. The highest marks will be awarded to wines that provide value for money at their respective price points. Judges know the trade prices of each wine as they are judging each flight. The number one question that sommeliers will be attempting to answer as they judge wines is: “Would we stock this?”
The International Deadline to Register is 24 March 2023.
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