We are pleased to invite your winery to participate in our upcoming annual New York International Wine Competition. This international wine competition will be held at the 3 West Club in the heart of New York City, across from Rockefeller Center.
After the success of running the first annual New York International Spirits Competition in November 2010, vintners from around the world asked us to replicate this successful competition with wine. We were excited by the over 700 wine submissions we received in our first year in 2011, and we have more than doubled our size then.
What sets us apart from other international beverage competitions is our TRADE ONLY blind judging panel, and the wine industry has continued to take notice. At our wine competition held here in New York City, the retail store buyer, sommelier, restaurant beverage director, hotelier, distributor and importer will be our judges. We feel that these judges, whose livelihood rely upon their skill set, truly know what the consumer wants, as they receive on a daily basis the feedback from the consumer of what is good and what will sell.
We are excited this year to implement a new division within the NYIWC for Certified Organic, Certified Biodynamic, Natural Wine and Natural Biodynamic Wines. Our trade buyer judges asked for this new division due to the growing interest from consumers about Certified Organic and Natural Wines.
New York City is many things for different people. One of its great attributes, besides being a food and travel destination, is that it is a talent-rich city with many nationally and internationally recognized wine professionals living and working here. It is also a media capital, and we work closely with our media sponsors to share our results on the local, national and international level. The New York International Wine Competition is an opportunity like no other, and we sincerely hope that you’ll join us.
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