International Canned WIne Competition

International Canned Wine Competition

About Us

Allan Green, Competition Director

Allan Green
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Allan has been in the wine business for more than 45 years. His experience includes directing and organizing the Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition, which he helped start in 1979, for most of the last thirty years. He also created and hosted the California Wine Tasting Championships from 1983 through 2012. During his more than 35 years as a winemaker and grape grower he became interested in canned wine, and since 1980 has assembled a collection of more than 1,100 different wine cans.

Lisa Gagliardi, Panel Coordinator

Lisa Gagliardi, Panel Coordinator

Lisa brings fifteen years of experience in results-oriented marketing, communication,  promotion and sales leadership and managing business operations. She has an outstanding track record specializing in planning, managing and executing interdisciplinary projects of many types.

Robert Williams, Lead Judge


Robert Williams Jr., PhD, has taught marketing and business courses for nearly twenty years, most recently at Susquehanna University.   He is also the founder of WICResearch, a leader in the wine-in-can market, and has conducted numerous studies with hundreds of news outlets quoting his work.  Robert most recently presented at B.E.V. NY, and contributed to a session at ProWein in Germany.  WIC Research's latest free report on the wine-in-can market is available at

Entry Categories


White Wines


Pinot Grigio

Sauvignon Blanc

Other white varietals

Blended white wines

Flavored white wines

Red Wines

Pinot Noir

Other red varietals

Blended red wines

Flavored red wines

Rosé Wines

Rosé varietal wines

Blended rosé wines

Flavored rosé wines

Sparkling Wines (non-carbonated)

Carbonated Wines





Wine Spritzers & Coolers







Competition will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California.

Registration and entries are done through Enofile at:

To facilitate customs for international entries, please email   The International Canned Wine Competition will cover their fees.

All canned beverages that contain grape wine as a component are eligible. The product must be commercially available somewhere in the world on July 24, 2019. 

Gold medal stickers and Best of Class recognition will be awarded in all categories.  All award winners will be highlighted on the International Canned Wine Competition web site.

Judging panels will consist of selected consumers and wholesale wine buyers.

All beverages will automatically be entered into the accompanying package design competition. Awards will be made in several categories, including traditional design, cutting edge design, and market segment targeting.

Entry fee is $40 per product before July 1, $50 after July 1, 2019.

Registration opens January 12 and closes July 18, 2019.

Please send two cans of each entry to:

International Canned Wine Competition

c/o Mendocino County Fair

14400 Highway 128, Boonville CA 95415


Entries must arrive between June 26 and July 18, 2019


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International Canned Wine Competition

PO Box 345, Philo, California 95466 USA