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

COMPETITIONS 2017
(in calendar order of deadline)

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Accepts brands not currently imported into the US

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

Deadline Feb. 26, 2017

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://sfspiritscomp.com

Entries due Mid-February

San Francisco Wine Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://sfwinecomp.com/

Entries due March, 2017

Bar Business Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

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

March, 2017

Ultimate Wine Challenge

Accepts brands not currently imported into the U.S.

http://ultimate-beverage.com

Deadline April 21, 2017

SIP Awards (Spirits International Prestige)

Accepts brands not currently imported into the U.S.

http://sipawards.com

March 24, 2017

New York International Wine Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

https://nyiwinecompetition.com

Deadline for entries May 8, 2017

Microliquor Spirit Awards

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

Deadline for entries July 11, 2016 (2017 to be scheduled)

Berlin International Wine Competition

Berlin, Germany

http://berlininternationalspiritscompetition.com

Deadline August 2017

The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://www.nyworldwineandspiritscompetition.com

Deadline Aug. 15, 2017

Drinks International Cocktail Challenge

http://drinksint.com/challenge

Sept. 15, 2017

New York International Spirits Competition

Accepts products not currently imported into the U.S.

http://nyispiritscompetition.com

October 23, 2017

Melbourne International Wine Competition

Melbourne, Australia

http://melbourneinternationalwinecompetition.com

June, 2017

International Wine Guide Awards

http://internationalwineguide.net

Deadline May 31, 2017

American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition

http://americanwinesociety.org

2017 to be scheduled

International Craft Spirits Awards

http://craftcompetition.com

Deadlines vary by category

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.

EVENTS 2017
(in calendar order)

Fancy Food Show

Winter show: San Francisco

http://www.specialtyfood.com/fancyFoodShow

Jan 22-24, 2017

Boston Wine Expo

Boston, MA

http://wine-expos.com

Feb. 18-19, 2017

Distiller's Convention & Trade Show

Put on by American Craft Distillers Assn.
Nashville, TN

Feb. 16-17, 2017

U.S. BevExpo

Washington, D.C.

www.usbevexpo.com

Feb. 20-22, 2017

South Beach Wine and Food Festival (The Food Network)

Miami, FL

http://sobefest.com

Feb. 22-26, 2017

ProWein

Dusseldorf, Germany

http://prowein.com

March 19-21, 2017

Nightclub & Bar Show

Las Vegas

http://ncbshow.com

March 27-29, 2017

Vinitaly

Verona Italy

http://vinitaly.com

April 9-12, 2017

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA)

Orlando, FL

http://wswa.org

April 18-21, 2017

World Wine Meetings

Chicago, IL

http://www.wwm-america.com

May 1-3, 2017

NABCA (National Alcohol Beverage Control Association)

Marco Island, FL

www.nabca.org/Meetings/meetings.aspx

May 15-17, 2017

World's Leading Wines

NY, Chicago, San Francisco

http://worldsleadingwines.com

May, 2017

USA Trade Tasting

Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

http://usatradetasting.com

May 16-17, 2017

Craft Beverage Expo

http://craftbeverageexpo.com

2017 date not set yet

London Wine Fair

London UK

http://londonwinefair.com/content

May 22-24, 2017

NRA (National Restaurant Association)

Chicago

http://restaurant.org/show/

May 23-25, 2017

Wine Riot US Tour

Consumer event targeting Millennials

http://secondglass.com/wineriot

Multiple cities/dates

Around the World in 80 Sips

http://bottlenotes.com

2017 dates/cities to be scheduled

DC Mar. 7, 2017
Chicago April 21, 2017
San Francisco October 6, 2017
New York Nov. 16, 2017

Aspen Food and Wine Classic

Aspen, CO

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

June 16-18, 2017

Vinexpo

Bordeaux France

http://vinexpo.com

June 18-21, 2017

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

San Francisco

http://ibwsshow.com/

July 26/27, 2017

Fancy Food Show

Summer show New York

http://specialtyfood.com/do/fancyFoodShow

June 25-27, 2017

Tales of the Cocktail

New Orleans

http://talesofthecocktail.com

July 18-23, 2017

San Diego Spirits Festival

San Diego, CA

http://sandiegospiritsfestival.com

Aug. 26-27, 2017

New York Wine Experience

New York

http://nywineexperience.com

Oct. 19-20, 2017

North American Wine Bloggers Conference

Santa Rosa, CA

http://winebloggersconference.org

November 9-12, 2017

Wine2Wine

Verona, Italy

http://wine2wine.net

December 2017