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Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition

Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition
Robert Whitley
Oct 6, 2013

The 2013 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition took place September 28 and 29. Awards are posted at SommelierChallenge.com, with links to each award winning winery. The 2014 Sommelier Challenge is scheduled for september 20 and 21.

2010 Sommelier Challenge Coming September 11 & 12
Robert Whitley
Jun 5, 2010

The second annual Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition will take place September 11 & 12, 2010 at The Westgate Hotel in San Diego, California.

2009 Sommelier Challenge Medal Winners
Robert Whitley
Sep 29, 2009

On the weekend of September 26-27 we assembled our team of judges -- 11 sommeliers from top restaurants with extraordinary wine programs -- to evaluate wines entered in the debut vintage of the Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition. The wines entered in this first Sommelier Challenge were an impressive bunch, and 49 made it to the final round of voting for best of show in five broad categories -- sparkling, red, white, rose and fortified. All wines put forward by the judges for the best-of-show vote were elevated from gold to platinum. At least two sommeliers evaluated each wine entry, and the awarding judge is noted along with each winning wine.