2019 New York International Cider Competition

Entry Deadline: February 3, 2019
2019 New York International Cider Competition
Venue / Location

3 West Club in New York City
3 W. 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

General Information

All commercially-produced ciders from anywhere in the world are eligible to enter.

All entries must be listed on the official entry form.

Failure to complete the form properly may result in disqualification.

The judging will be conducted by panels of a minimum of four qualified trade buyers. Our trade-only judging panelists work with wine and their customers on a daily basis. They are a mix of restauranteurs, cicerones, sommeliers, retail buyers, distributors, and importers.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $100.00

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

Western Carriers
Attn Nest Egg / Joel Rubin / Acct 707
New York International Beer Competition
2220 91st Street
North Bergen NJ 07047

Product delivery deadline – February 7, 2019

Requested – Either three bottles of 12oz and 330ml, or two bottles of 500ml and 750ml per submission.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

The New York International Cider Competition medals will be awarded on a merit basis by a majority vote.

The judges are instructed to grant no awards or medals when, in their opinion, the ciders are not ones they would import, distribute, buy or sell in their businesses based on product and price category.

Judges are asked to evaluate the cider in silence until all panel members have finished their evaluation and then open a discussion to reach a consensus.

Judge votes are recorded by a NYICC staff moderator. If there is a significant difference among the judges’ votes, panelists are encouraged to reach a consensus and, if needed, seek counsel from the Head Judge Adam Levy.

Award levels are Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
– Double Gold: Phenomenal Product (Must Be Unanimous Decision by Panelists)
– Gold: Buyers “Love” It
– Silver: Buyers “Like” It
– Bronze: Buyers Would Purchase It

Double Gold award winners will be re-tasted by all panelists to establish which brands may be eligible to receive a ‘Best of Category’ endorsement in its pricing category