The American Wine Society offers a 3 year program designed to train you to become a certified wine judge. Please visit their site for more information and of course, I am happy to answer questions!
American Wine Society P.O. Box 889 Scranton, PA 18501 (888) 297-9070
A traditional prestigious international wine competition and one of the most important, held in the Czech Republic. The first year was held in 1993. The objective of this competition is to give highly professional assessment and honour to the best European and world wines present on the Central European region market.
Rochester, NY. Over 3500 wines from 20 countries, 4 Canadian provinces and all 50 United States. Judges were 50-68 judges from 15 countries,The largest charitable wine competition in the world.
Haymarket, VA. Judging wines from the states on the Atlantic seaboard starting in 2005. The goal of the Association is to make the public aware that the eastern seaboard is a quality wine-producing region.
Wine competition entries in 2012, included over 280 wines from all 6 New England States and New York
Farmington Hills, MI. Promoting the excellent wines from the Great Lakes and Eastern US due to their unique climates. Provides scholarships and competition travel funds for students in the Culinary Studies Institute.
Wine Industry professional’s sensory panel
Burlington, Vermont, WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is the largest of its kind in the world. Entries were received from all 50 American states, 8 Canadian provinces and 9 different countries for the 2013 competition resulting in a total of 4,564 wines entered.