International Wine & Spirits Competition
March 19 and 20, 2016
Early Bird Deadline: January 29, 2016
Final Deadline: February 26, 2016
Dear Friends in Wine & Spirits,
The Critics Challenge has big changes in store for the 12th edition in 2016. We have added a spirits component to the competition and a well-respected spirits journalist, Nick Passmore of Forbes.com, to spearhead the spirits side of Critics Challenge.
Nick is a veteran participant of the Critics Challenge, serving as a wine judge in ten of the first 11 years.
Our wine side will remain relatively unchanged and I expect to have another all-star cast on board to evaluate the wine entries in the coming year.
And we've also moved up the date for Critics Challenge, scheduling it a full two months earlier than in past years, which will give wine marketers more time in the new year to take advantage of the evaluations and observations of our journalist judges.
Director & Chief Judge