15th Annual Critics Challenge International
Wine & Spirits Competition
May 26 & 27, 2018
Early Bird Deadline: March 23, 2018
Final Entry Deadline: April 27, 2018
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This unique wine & spirits competitions brings together highly regarded wine and spirits journalists once a year to evaluate wine & spirits entries in a blind tasting organized by nationally syndicated wine & spirits journalist Robert Whitley.
Robert's weekly column is distributed by the Creators Syndicate. The assembled journalists write about wine & spirits for multiple national print publications and have authored dozens of books.
The 2018 Critics Challenge will be staged at the beautiful Westin San Diego in downtown San Diego, California. Judges award Platinum, Gold and Silver medals for deserving wine entries, Double Gold, Gold and Silver medals for outstanding spirits entries.
The results are published on this website within 72 hours of completion of the judging, after all results have been audited. Winning producers are notified by mail.
This event is sponsored by WineReviewOnline.com, which received 1,030,412 visits in 2017. Platinum award-winners are subsequently reviewed at Wine Review Online. The reviews are published in the weeks immediately following the competition. Wine of the Year, Spirit of the Year and Best of Show and Best of Class awards are determined by the Directors and announced shortly after conclusion of the judging.