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2019 American Wine Society Amateur Wine Competition

Entry Deadline Oct 19, 2019
Entry Fee(s) Per Entry Fee - $25.00 (American Wine Society Members)
Per Entry Fee - $35.00 (Non-American Wine Society Members)
The entry fee covers the expense of qualified judges, competition correspondence, award medals and the mailing of the judges’ score sheets to each AWS Amateur Wine Competition participant.
Prize(s) Special awards will be given for:
- Best of Show Wine
- Best Vinifera Wine
- Best Hybrid Wine
- Best Native Wine
- Best Fruit Wine
- Best Dessert Wine
- Best Sparkling Wine
- Best Rose Wine
- Best Estate Grown Wine
- Best Kit Wine
- Best Label
Competition Date(s) Oct 29,2019 12:00am - Oct 31,2019 11:59pm
Email awc@americanwinesociety.org
Phone 618-363-3015 (Vincent Williams)
Location TradeWinds Resort
St. Pete's Beach, Florida
General Info All wines entered in the Amateur Competition are evaluated, blind and by consensus, by the same top-rated professional judges overseeing the Commercial Wine Competition. These judges are chosen from a broad range of industry experts and include those trained and certified by the American Wine Society, many who are current or former home wine makers.

Judges use the same guidelines and evaluation techniques that are applied to the Commercial Wine Competition with one important difference: the score sheets and critique comments are returned to the amateur winemakers. These written comment sheets are often more valuable to the amateur winemaker than winning an award, as they can include suggestions on how to make improvements or enhance the characteristics of the wines. This very useful service making the AWS Amateur Competition an instructive tool as well as an awards program. In addition, the Society provides a database for home winemakers, tracking progress from year to year.
Shipping Republic National Distributing Company
Attn: Butch Fernandez (AWS AWC)
4901 Savarese Circle
Tampa, Florida 33634

Delivery of wine is accepted from September 1 and deadline October 25, 2019
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