Organized annually by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, the New York Wine Classic celebrates a diverse selection of world-class wines from producers within the State. Entries for this year’s competition will be accepted beginning March 1, 2023.
Top award winners will be announced live during the 2023 Classic Virtual Awards Ceremony in July (date TBA). The complete list of individual wine results will be released following the event and published on our website.
NYWGF has partnered again with the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) to judge wines submitted. Scores will be awarded by BTI’s trained sensory panel comprised of beverage directors, sommeliers, top bartenders, retail buyers and educators.
*NYWGF members receive a $10 discount per entry. Check your membership email newsletters or contact Jennifer Cooper to receive the code to save.
The competition is open to any wine produced in and bearing an approved New York AVA as established by the TTB.
A complete listing of New York AVAs can be found here: https://www.ttb.gov/wine/established-avas#New-York
The competition is also open to specialty wines (non-grape wines) and mead produced in New York State.
Non-grape wines and mead will have their own award and are not eligible for the Governor’s Cup round.
The entry deadline is April 1st. The deadline for samples is April 15th.
BTI’s Points-to-Medals conversion scale:
For this engagement, BTI’s Platinum medal would be equivalent to a Double Gold medal.
You can read more about BTI’s methodology and judging panel at: https://bevtest.com/lab/
Ship Two (2) 750 ml bottles or equivalent to:
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Provide shipper with our phone 773-930-4080 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our facility is temperature-controlled, you may ship as early as you like. Bottles will be appropriately stored and cared for based on style.
Top award winners will be announced live during the 2023 Classic Virtual Awards Ceremony (date TBA). The complete list of individual wine results will be released following the event and published on our website.
Still have questions?
If you are a winery with questions regarding submissions reach out to BTI’s Client Marketing Manager via e-mail Diana@bevtest.com or call 773-930-4080.
If you have any questions regarding this year’s competition, reach out to Jennifer Cooper, Membership & Events Manager at: email@example.com or call 315-924-3700.