The 38th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC), which will be held Nov. 17-19, is now accepting entries.
The SFIWC judging panel, comprised of 60 experts who will blind taste through thousands of entries over the course of three days, includes Robert Whitley of Wine Review Online, Eduardo Dingler of Morimoto Restaurants, Traci Dutton of the Culinary Institute of America (Greystone, Saint Helena) and Wendy Stanford of Wine.com. Full list of judges here.
Each entry must include five (5) bottles. Eligibility requirements and entry conditions:
- Any commercial wine produced by a professional winery may be entered
- There is no limit to the number of entries
- No wine may be entered in the same year in more than one category
- Wines entered in previous competitions are welcome
- The Competition reserves the right to photograph any entry and reproduce it in catalogs, posters, publications or on our website, and in publicity issued by the Competition
- Awards will be made on a merit basis. The judges will not grant an award when, in their opinion, a entry is not worthy of an award
- Each wine entry will, within reason and at the discretion of the Managing Director, be evaluated within a peer group of similar wines. However, the Competition reserves the right to re-categorize wines in light of the number of entries received.
Entries are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 26. For more details, see the San Francisco International Wine Competitions’ website.