Judges will award Silver honors to wines that demonstrate above average character for the wine type and place of origin. Gold honors will be awarded to wines that deliver additional complexity and character and rise above a straightforward recommendation. Platinum awards will be reserved for the very best wines of the competition, wines that exhibit profound qualities as determined by the judges.
Gold awards will be assigned a score ranging between 90 and 93 points. All wines awarded Platinum will be given a score ranging between 94 and 100 points. Awards and scores will be announced on our Results page and by regular mail.
Judges' comments on all Gold and Platinum award wines will be posted with the results, and all Platinum award wines will be reviewed independently at WineReviewOnline.com, the online wine publication.
Judges will award spirits of above average character a Silver award. Spirits of exceptional quality will be awarded Gold, and spirits that receive a unanimous vote of gold will be given Platinum award.
All Platinum award winning spirits will be reviewed independently at SpiritsReviewOnline.com, the online spirits publication.