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 forty 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 1,400 different wine cans.
Robert Williams Jr., PhD, has taught marketing and business courses for nearly twenty years. 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 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 www.WICresearch.com.
Other white varietals
Blended white wines
Flavored white wines
Other red varietals
Blended red wines
Flavored red wines
Rosé varietal wines
Blended rosé wines
Flavored rosé wines
Sparkling Wines (non-carbonated)
Wine Spritzers & Coolers
The competition will be held July 21-23, 2020 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. We have made arrangements to protect the health of all judges and staff.
Registration and entries are done through Enofile at https://enofileonline.com/landing.aspx?competitionID=2685
All canned beverages that contain grape wine as a component are eligible. The product must be commercially available somewhere in the world on July 21, 2020.
Gold medal stickers and Best of Class recognition will be awarded in all categories. Award winners will be listed on the International Canned Wine Competition web site and promoted on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
Judging panels will consist of selected consumers, wholesale wine buyers and other wine professionals.
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 June 20, $50 after June 20, 2020.
Registration opens January 12 and closes July 10, 2020.
Shipping information for outside the U.S.A.:
To facilitate customs for international entries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Canned Wine Competition will cover their fees.
The deadline to contact Park Street is June 20, 2020.
If you are not using a U.S. importer, you must contact Park Street Imports LLC, to avoid shipping delays.
Please contact the Competitions Team at Park Street via e-mail: email@example.com and let them know you will be participating in the International Canned Wine Competition.
Park Street will assist you in obtaining all necessary import documentation and provide you with detailed instructions for properly preparing and labeling your shipment.
Do not ship your wines until you receive import documents and instructions from Park Street.
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 15 and July 10, 2020