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2020 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition (Spirits Division)

Entry Deadline Aug 21, 2020
Entry Fee(s) Per Entry Fee - $300.00
Prize(s) AWARDS
Spirits entries are evaluated blind and will be scored using the 100-point scale.

Entries with a score of 94 points or above will be awarded Double Gold.

A Score of 90-93 points will bag a gold medal, and scores of 85-89 will receive silver.
Competition Date(s) Sep 12,2020 12:00am - Sep 13,2020 11:59pm
Email whitonwine@aol.com
Phone 619-804-0371
Location San Diego, CA
General Info The 13th annual Sommelier Challenge brings together some of the most important beverage directors in the United States to evaluate spirits submissions.

Award winning spirits will be poured at the SommCon Grand Decant tasting November 13, 2020 at the Hotel Intercontinental in San Diego.

CATEGORIES
Absinthe
ABSIN                           Absinthe, world

Amaro/Bitters
BITTERS                      Bitters, world
AMARO                        Amaro, world

Brandy/Grappa/Marc/Eau-de-Vie
GRAPPI Grappa, Italy
GRAPPW Grappa, non-Italy
MARC Marc, France
EDV Eau-de-Vie, world (stone fruits, berries and flowers; fruit brandy)
GBE Grape brandy, Europe
GBNA Grape brandy, North America
GBW Grape brandy, World
BRO Other brandy

Armagnac
ARBA                         Armagnac Blanche, AOC (all regions)
ARVS                         VS, minimum 2 years old
ARVSOP                    VSOP, minimum 5 years old
ARXO                         XO, minimum 6 years old
ARHDA                      Hors d’Age 10 years old +
ARVIN                        Vintage

Calvados
CVPDAF                    Pays d’Auge Fine, minimum 2 years old
CVPDAV                    Pays d’Auge Vieux, minimum 3 years old
CVPDAVO                 Pays d’Auge VO/VSOP/Vieille Reserve, minimum 4 years old
CVPDAX                    Pays d’Auge Extra/Napolean/Hors d’Age, minimum 6 years old
CVPDAVIN                 Pays d'Auge Vintage
CVDOM                     Calvados Domfrontais, all ages
CVAOC                      Calvados AOC

Cognac
CNVS                        VS, minimum 2 years old
CNVSOP                   VSOP, minimum 4 years old
CNXO                        XO/Napoleon, minimum 6 years old
CNVIN                       Cognac Vintage
CNFL                         Cognac Flavored (non-liqueur)

Pisco
PCPU                        Pisco Peru
PCCH                        Pisco Chile

Spanish Brandy
SPBRJ                      Brandy de Jerez
SPBRO                     Spanish brandy other

Gin
GINLDS                    London Dry style (juniper dominant)
GINPS                      Plymouth style
GINOT                      Old Tom style
GEN                         Genever, all ages
GINO                        Gin, other
GINF                         Gin, flavored

Liqueurs
LQPS                        Pastis
LQAN                        Aniseed Liqueurs (Sambucca)
LQBF                        All berry and fruit liqueurs
LQCT                        Citrus fruit liqueurs
LQCO                       Coffee liqueurs
LQNUT                     Nut liqueurs
LQCHO                    Chocolate liqueurs
LQEGG                    Egg liqueurs
LQCR                       Cream liqueurs
LQMHS                    Mint/Herb/Spice liqueurs
LQOT                       Other liqueurs
LQSLOE                  Sloe Gin

Rum
RRHU                      Rhum Agricole/Sugarcane Juice oak-matured, all ages
RRON                      Rum/Ron Molasses, all ages
RFLV                        Flavored rum
RAR                         Arrack/Other Sugarcane Juice Rum, all ages
RMS                        Molasses & Sugarcane Juice blend, all ages
RSP                         Spiced rum, all ages

Cachaca
CACUA Cachaca unaged
CACAG Cachaca aged

Tequila, Mezcal & Agave-based spirits
TQMIX                    Mixto tequila, minimum 51% agave
TQFLAV                  Flavored tequila
TQBL                      Tequila blanco/silver, 100% agave
TQRS                     Tequila reposado, 100% agave
TQAJ                      Tequila anejo, 100% agave
TQXAJ                    Tequila extra anejo, 100% agave
MEZ                        Mezcal, all grades
AGAVE                    Agave-based spirits, non-Mexico

Whisk(e)y

WCANB                  Whisky Canadian blended
WCANSG               Whisky Canadian Single Grain/Malt
WCANSB                Whisky Canadian Single Barrel/Small Batch
WCANR                  Whisky Canadian Rye

WIRISHB                Whiskey Irish blended
WIRISHSM             Whiskey Irish Single Malt
WIRISHPS             Whiskey Irish Pot Still
WIRISHSG             Whiskey Irish Single Grain

WJAPANB              Whisky Japan blended
WJAPANSM           Whisky Japan Single Malt
WJAPANSH           Whisky Japan Single Grain

WSCOTB               Whisky Scotch blended
WSCOTBM            Whisky Scotch blended malt
WSCOTSG            Whisky Scotch Single Grain
WSCOTBG            Whisky Scotch blended grain
WSCOTSP             Whisky Single Malt Scotch Speyside
WSCOTIS              Whisky Single Malt Scotch Islay
WSCOTLO            Whisky Single Malt Scotch Lowland
WSCOTIL              Whisky Single Malt Scotch Islands
(Skye, Orkneys, Arran, Jura, Mull)
WSCOTH               Whisky Single Malt Scotch Highland, non-Speyside
WSCOTC               Whisky Single Malt Scotch Campbeltown

WUSAMG              Whiskey USA Moonshine/Unaged Grain
WUSAT                  Whiskey USA Tennessee
WUSAR                  Whiskey USA Straight Rye
WUSAB                  Whiskey USA Bourbon
WUSAO                  Whiskey USA other
WUSASM               Whiskey USA Single Malt
WUSAW                 Whiskey USA Wheat

WWNIS                  Whiskey World, non-Ireland & non-Scotland
WWFL                    Whisky World flavored

Vermouth
VMED                    Vermouth Extra Dry
VMSW                   Vermouth Sweet
VMOT                    Vermouth Other

Vodka & Aquavit
VODPO                  Potato Vodka
VODWH                 Wheat Vodka
VODRYE                Rye Vodka
VODBAR               Barley Vodka
VODCG                 Vodka, combined grain
VODCOR              Corn Vodka
VODSC                 Vodka, sugar cane
VODGR                 Vodka, grape or fruit distillate
VODFL                  Vodka, flavored
VODOT                 Vodka, other

AQUAVIT            Aquavit

 
Shipping SHIP TO
Sommelier Challenge
Attention: Robert Whitley
315 16th Street, Suite B
San Diego, CA 92101

Ship two (2) 750ml bottles or equivalent, no later than September 4th, 2020.
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