2018 Critics Challenge International Competition (Wine Division)

Entry Deadline: April 27, 2018
Categories: Wine Competitions
Venue / Location

2018 Critics Challenge
Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 82101

General Information

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 & 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.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to enter each wine or spirit in the proper category. If a category does not exist for a product you want to enter, leave the category field blank and the Director will assign the wine to the correct category or create a new category, if necessary, using the varietal composition and residual sugar level or other information given as a guide. You may include tech sheets or other information that might help us determine the correct category. Products entered in the wrong category will be moved to the correct category by the Director.

Entry Fees

$95.00 Per Submission Entry

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

Critics Challenge
315-B 16th Street
San Diego, CA 92101-7605

NOTE: Deliver after 10 am

MUST BE RECEIVED no later than May 11, 2018. Include one copy of your entry form in the shipment.

NOTE: Receiving Dept opens until 10am so do not specify “priority” or morning delivery. You are welcome to add the competition email to shipping tracking information. For shipments sent by pallet please note that this location does not have a loading dock so specify truck must have lift gate.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons