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 11th Annual Critics Challenge
International Wine Competition

June 14 & 15, 2014

Entry Deadline: May 9

Enter by mail, email, fax or online.


Critics Challenge To Provide Scores
To Complement Critics' Comments

We are pleased to announce a significant change in the format of the 11th annual Critics Challenge, the unique wine competition that brings together a bevy of renowned wine journalists to evaluate our entries.

To better serve retail consumers and at the same time provide another powerful sales tool for wineries in the highly competitive wine market, Critics Challenge XI will post a score with each medal-winning wine from the 2014 competition. Platinum, gold and silver medals will be awarded for wines that merit such distinction.

This evolution is but another step in our longstanding goal to deliver a more productive wine competition experience. At its inception 11 years ago Critics Challenge was the first wine competition to provide excerpted tasting notes for medal-winning wines, and to this day it is the only wine competition that can boast those comments are written by a distinguished group of wine journalists known the world over.

Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
Kicks Off Second Decade
With Another All-Star Cast

The 11th annual Critics Challenge International Wine Competition once again fields an all-star cast of wine journalists to begin its second decade on the wine competition scene.

In this unique format, wines are evaluated by renowned wine journalists, who award silver, gold and platinum medals for worthy entries. Excerpts from the judges' notes are then published on the results page alongside the medal-winning wines.

Once again, Master of Wine Mary Ewing-Mulligan will preside as co-Chief Judge with syndicated wine columnist Robert Whitley, founder of the event.

This year's lineup includes prominent wine bloggers W. Blake Gray, Joe Roberts and Jeff Siegel as well as traditional print journalists Michael Apstein, Dan Berger, Stephen Brook, Laurie Daniel, Michael Franz, Paul Lukacs, Ed McCarthy, Linda Murphy, Rebecca Murphy, Leslie Sbrocco, Bruce Schoenfeld, Marguerite Thomas, Deborah Parker Wong and Wilfred Wong. You will find their bios on the judges' page.

The Critics Challenge, which brings together some of the finest minds in wine journalism, invites you to take the Challenge and see what the Critics have to say about your wines. It could well be a rewarding experience.

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