International Wine Competition
May 23 & 24, 2015
Early Bird Deadline: March 20
Final Deadline: April 24
Enter by Fax: 1-800-521-5413
Enter by email: Critics_Challenge@yahoo.com
Enter by U.S. mail:
315 16th Street, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92101
Critics Challenge is perhaps the world's most unique wine competition, bringing together renowned wine journalists to evaluate and rate new wine releases from around the globe.
This year's 12th Critics Challenge will be staged May 23 and 24 at San Diego's elegant Westgate Hotel.
Once again we have assembled an accomplished team of critics with experience in wine evaluation that spans decades.
Our critics have written books, penned wine columns for important print publications, hosted radio and television shows dedicated to wine, contributed articles and reviews to major national magazines, and the list goes on.
What takes their evaluations at Critics Challenge to a new level in the world of wine competitions is the inclusion of excerpted tasting notes with the published results. These notes may be reprinted and used for marketing purposes by the winning wineries.
In addition, all Platinum award-winners are reviewed independently by the online wine publication, Wine Review Online. And for the second straight year all winning wines will be scored, with the numerical rating posted on our results page.
Worthy wines are assigned Silver, Gold or Platinum awards. Silvers are rated between 87 and 89 points, Golds between 90 and 93 points, and Platinums between 94 and 100 points. The specific scores are determined by the judges.
Director's awards for Best of Class are determined by Director Robert Whitley and Assistant Director Rich Cook.
Results will be published on our results page May 25.