Are you interested in becoming a wine judge?
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
With over 20,250 submitted wines, 700+ International Judges and 41 entrant countries. World’s Largest OIV (The International Organization for Vine and Wine) Wine Competition. Deutsche Wein Marketing has been setting standards for international wine competitions for 25 years. All tastings are not only under the patronage of the OIV but also under the auspices of the International Union of Oenologists (UIOE) and notary supervision. The DWM Wine Trophies are, therefore, considered to be among the most strictly controlled wine competitions worldwide.
To make a great wine you bring all of your artistry, dedication, science and passion to the table. We bring the most respected judges from around the world to the other side of that table. Competition on a truly international scale – all for the best of reasons – Giving Back. The Raise A Glass FoundationTM is a registered NY 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to help save and improve the lives of adults and children around the world. We accomplish our mission by collecting and donating to deserving charities a valuable asset – thousands of award-winning bottles of wine, beer and spirits – which they use in their fundraising galas, dinners, auctions and other events. Great American Amateur Wine Competition
2020, 2019, 2017 Texas International Wine Competition as Table Captain
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing attention to Texas as a prominent viticulture and wine-making region, and raising awareness and funds for charitable causes.
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.
2019, 2018, 2017 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition as Table Captain
This competition highlights the quality of the region’s wines and spirits.
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.
2019, 2016 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition as Table Captain
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
2013-present, Cornell University Sensory Evaluation Center
Wine and food research studies, trained panelist
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.
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.