San Diego International
Wine Competition XXXII
January 17 and 18, 2015
Extended Entry Deadline: December 22, 2014
San Diego International Now Awards
Point Scores for All Medal Winners
The 32nd annual San Diego International Wine Competition, scheduled for January 17 and 18, 2015, will be the first opportunity in the new year for a wine to post a point score, i.e., a numerical rating, at a major U.S. wine competition. The 2015 SDIWC will assign a numerical rating for all Platinum, Gold and Silver medal-winners. The score will be determined by a panel of wine professionals.
The judges will award scores of 87-89 points for all Silver, 90-93 points for all Gold, and 94-100 points for all Platinum medal-winners.
The SDIWC also made a bold move into a new time slot for the 2015 wine-competition season. We have relinquished our traditional mid-spring dates in favor of late January, making the SDIWC among the earliest wine competitions in the nation, and the earliest competition that awards scores as well as medals.
We made the break with tradition to give us more time to promote the winning wineries in advance of our major public tasting, the Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting & Auction. Wine & Roses, also in its 32nd year, benefits Camp Oliver, a youth camp near San Diego for at-risk kids.
We will once again stage Wine & Roses at The Grand Del Mar, which was recently voted the No. 1 resort hotel in America by Trip Advisor. The Grand Del Mar also boasts Five Diamonds for accommodations, service, and cuisine, making it one of only a handful of Triple A rated 15-Diamond hotels in the world.
The Grand also is a popular wine and food destination for local oenophiles, with more than 30 Certified Sommeliers on its culinary team. The 2015 Wine & Roses, scheduled for Sunday June 7, will be our second at The Grand following a successful debut in 2014.
Gold and Platinum award-winning wines will be auctioned off for the charities of the Social Service Auxiliary. Winning wineries also will be invited to come and pour their medal-winners, and more than 20 of San Diego’s finest chefs will be on hand to match their cuisine with the beautiful wines being presented.
As always, we value and treasure your support and encourage you to enter and win and join us for this great San Diego tradition. Wine & Roses is the oldest charity wine tasting in San Diego, and we believe it’s the best.
You can enter San Diego International Wine Competition by mail, email, fax or online.
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