Upcoming Competitions and Evaluations, Wine
and Spirit Industry Events, and Trade Shows

COMPETITIONS
(in calendar order of deadline)

Drinks International Spirit Challenge

http://drinksint.com/challenge

Deadlines: Multiple by category, Jan-Apr

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Accepts brands not currently imported into the US

http://ultimate-beverage.com/home/

Deadline generally end Feb

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://sfspiritscomp.com

Entries due generally Mid-Feb.

Berlin International Wine Competition

Berlin, Germany

http://berlininternationalspiritscompetition.com

Deadline End Feb.

San Francisco Wine Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://sfwinecomp.com/

Entries generally due end Marchj

Bar Business Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://barbizspiritscompetition.com/about-the-competition/

Entries generally due end March

SIP Awards (Spirits International Prestige)

Accepts brands not currently imported into the U.S.

http://sipawards.com

Entries generally due end March

International Wine Guide Awards

http://internationalwineguide.net

Deadline generally April

Ultimate Wine Challenge

Accepts brands not currently imported into the U.S.

http://ultimate-beverage.com

Deadline generally early May

New York International Wine Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

https://nyiwinecompetition.com

Deadline generally end May

Melbourne International Wine Competition

Melbourne, Australia

http://melbourneinternationalwinecompetition.com

Deadline for entries generally end February

The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://www.nyworldwineandspiritscompetition.com

Deadline generally mid August

Microliquor Spirit Awards

http://www.microliquor.com/enter.html

Deadline generally October

Great International Beer, Cider, Mead & Sake Competition

http://www.gibcc.com/GIBCC_entry_form.html

Deadline generally end October

New York International Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://nyispiritscompetition.com

2018 Deadline generally mid-February

American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition

http://americanwinesociety.org

Deadline: check website

USA Wine, Beer and Spirits Ratings events

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://usaspiritsratings.com/ http://usawineratings.com/ http://usabeerratings.com/

Judging takes place July 23, 24, 2018

Craft Competition International

http://craftcompetition.com

Deadlines vary by category, for wine, beer, spirits, & mixers

BTI (Beverage Testing Institute)

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://trade.tastings.com

Deadlines throughout the year for wine, spirits and beer

IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition)

http://iwsc.net

Multiple competitions and deadlines by region

International Spirits Challenge

Put on by Drinks International Magazine.

http://internationalspiritschallenge.com

Entry deadlines vary by category.

Upcoming Events
(in calendar order)

Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium

Concord, California

http://dtcwinesymposium.com/

Jan 23-24, 20191

Fancy Food Show

Winter show: San Francisco

http://www.specialtyfood.com/fancyFoodShow

Jan 21-23, 2018

Boston Wine Expo

Boston, MA

http://wine-expos.com

Check website for 2019 dates

U.S. BevExpo

Washington, D.C.

www.usbevexpo.com

Feb, 2018 Check website for details

South Beach Wine and Food Festival (The Food Network)

Miami, FL

http://sobefest.com

Feb 20-24, 2019

Nightclub & Bar Show

Las Vegas

http://ncbshow.com

March 27-28, 2018

Vinitaly

Verona Italy

http://vinitaly.com

April 7-10, 2019

DC - April 17, 2018
Chicago - March 23, 2018
San Fran - Nov 2, 2018
NY - Nov, 2018

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA)

Orlando, FL

http://wswa.org

March 31-April 3, 2019

World Wine Meetings

Chicago, IL

http://www.wwm-america.com

Check website for 2019 dates

World's Leading Wines

NY, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco

http://worldsleadingwines.com

June, 2019

USA Trade Tasting

Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

http://usatradetasting.com

May 13-14, 2019

NRA (National Restaurant Association)

Chicago

http://restaurant.org/show/

May 18-21, 2019

NABCA (National Alcohol Beverage Control Association)

Marco Island, FL

www.nabca.org/Meetings/meetings.aspx

May 20-23, 2019

London Wine Fair

London UK

http://londonwinefair.com/content

May 20-22, 2019

Aspen Food and Wine Classic

Aspen, CO

http://foodandwine.com/classic-in-aspen

June 14-19, 2019

Fancy Food Show

Summer show New York

http://specialtyfood.com/do/fancyFoodShow

June 30 - July 2, 2018

Tales of the Cocktail

New Orleans

http://talesofthecocktail.com

July 18-23, 2018

July 22-24, 2018

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

San Francisco

http://ibwsshow.com/

July 25-26, 2018

San Diego Spirits Festival

San Diego, CA

http://sandiegospiritsfestival.com

Aug. 25-26, 2018

New York Wine Experience

New York

http://nywineexperience.com

Oct. 18-21, 2018

Nov. 14-16, 2018

Wine Riot US Tour

Consumer event targeting Millennials

http://secondglass.com/wineriot

Multiple cities/dates

Craft Beverage Expo

http://craftbeverageexpo.com

2018 date not set yet

North American Wine Bloggers Conference

Santa Rosa, CA

http://winebloggersconference.org

2018 to be announced

Wine2Wine

Verona, Italy

http://wine2wine.net

Nov. 26-27, 2018