San Diego International
Wine & Spirits Challenge
April 1 & 2, 2017
2017 Wine Awards
have been posted to the Results page,
including Best of Show, Best of Class and other awards.
Spirits awards are posted separately.
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2017 San Diego Challenge.
The 2017 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge is our ultimate challenge competition, bringing together winemakers, sommeliers, wine critics and seasoned wine & spirits professionals to evaluate new releases in early spring.
Once again we have lined up an all-star cast, with some of the most prominent names in the wine industry, led by our Chief Judge, Michael Franz, who is Editor of the online wine publication Wine Review Online. Our spirits evaluations are in the good hands of Michael Cervin, spirits editor for The Hollywood Reporter and author of the popular Boozehound blog; Maurice DiMarino of the Cohn Restaurant Group; and veteran spirits judge Tim McDonald.
Behind the scenes wine & spirits competition veterans Robert Whitley, nationally syndicated wine columnist and Publisher of Wine Review Online, and Rich Cook, a contributing reviewer for Wine Review Online, are working hard to ensure your wines and spirits will be presented to the judges in a well-organized professional blind tasting to ensure your entries are seen in the best light.
2017 entry forms are available now on Entry Form page.