2013 San Antonio Wine Competition Brochure

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					  Calendar Of Events
                 Entry Forms Due
                   January 17, 2013

                Entry Bottles Due
             January 24, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
           Three Bottles Per Entry Is Required

         January 26, 2013 • San Antonio, Texas

                     Entry Fee
                     $35 Per Label

       Award Listing Publication Date
                   February 17, 2013

                   Wine Opener
    February 15, 2013 • Gold Medal Wines Featured
                    The St. Anthony

               Champagne Brunch
  February 17, 2013 • Sparkling Wine Winners Featured
                    The St. Anthony

        Fine Wine And Cuisine Tasting
February 17, 2013 • Silver & Bronze Medal Wines Featured
A Spirited Event
The San Antonio Wine Competition is an
unprecedented wine judging, which is now
                 in its thirteenth year. Our goals
                 are to identify the finest wines
                 ranging from various regions
                 and inform the public of the
                 notable wineries and their
                 products. At the conclusion
                 of the competition, the gold
                 medal winners will be judged
                 head-to-head to choose the
                 best red and the best white in
                 the 2013 competition.
                 The competition will be held
                 on JAnuAry 26, 2013.
                 All national and international
                 professional wineries are
                 encouraged to compete.
            The Wines

Chardonnay, Over $15
Chardonnay, Under $15       RHONE STYLE
Chenin Blanc
                            RED WINES
                            Petit Sirah
Other Whites Dry
                            Rhone Blends
Other Whites Sweet
Pinot Grigio
Riesling, Dry               ITALIAN STYLE
Riesling, Sweet             RED WINES
Sauvignon Blanc             Appellation Designated Blends
Viognier                    Italian Varietals
                            Super Tuscan Blends
Cabernet Franc              SPANISH STYLE
Cabernet Sauvignon,
   Over $15
                            RED WINES
                            Appellation Designated Blends
Cabernet Sauvignon,
                            Spanish Varietals
   Under $15
Cabernet Sauvignon Blends
Malbec Blends               BLUSH/ROSE WINES
Malbec, Over $15            Blush/Rose Dry
Malbec, Under $15           Blush/Rose Sweet
Merlot, Over $15
Merlot, Under $15           BEST of RED
Merlot Blends
Other Red Dry
Other Red Sweet
                            BEST of WHITE
Pinot Noir
Zinfandel, Over $15
Zinfandel, Under $15
Zinfandel Blends
French Champagne,            Madeira
   Over $30                  Porto, Vintage & LBV
French Champagne,            Porto, Other
   Under $30                 Port Styled Wines
Sparkling Wine, Over $15     Sherry Dry
Sparkling Wine, Under $15    Sherry Sweet
Sparkling Wine Sweet
                             DESSERT WINES
FRUIT WINES                  Red Dessert
                             White Dessert

A Toast to the Winners
We have gathered a highly experienced and talented
panel of judges to participate in the competition.
Our judges include restaurateurs, retail buyers, wine
educators and various wine connoisseurs and have
cumulative expertise in writing reviews about wine.
The diverse backgrounds of these judges will ensure
a balanced selection of gold, silver and bronze
 A Tasteful Challenge
Join the festitivies of the San Antonio Wine Festival
and enter your finest wines into the 2013 Competition.
Don’t miss out on your chance to share and celebrate
your finest wines.
The San Antonio Wine Competition offers an
unparalleled value to the participants and the winners.
For only $35 per wine, the San Antonio Wine
Competition is one of the most reasonable ones in
the country. Other competitions range from $50
(Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International
Wine Competition) to $75 (San Francisco International
Wine Competition) to $80 (Dallas Morning
News Wine Competition).
The winning wines will shine in the spotlight of the
San Antonio Express-news when they are featured on
Sunday, February 17. The medalists will be seen by
almost 665,300 wine and food lovers in this Sunday
souvenir edition.* These same medal winners will be
showcased in February 2013 at the San Antonio Wine
Festival events: the Fine Wine and Cuisine Tasting,
the Wine Opener, and the Champagne Brunch.

                        *Source: Scarborough Research, 2011 R1
To enter the San Antonio Wine Competition,
a formal entry or entries must be submitted online by
January 17, 2013.

     All entering wineries must reserve 1.5 cases of each
     entered wine in the event the wine earnes a medal and
     will be poured at the San Antonio Wine Festival events,
     the weekend of February 15-17.

     An entry fee of $35 per label will be required by the entry
     deadline date.
     Three bottles of wine per label are due on
     Thursday, January 24 by 5:00 p.m.

     To enter, go to sawinefest.com.
     Wine entries must be delivered to the
     La Quinta Inn & Suites Conference Center
     Attn: San Antonio Wine Competition
     4431 Horizon Hill Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229
     T: 210.541.0240

     Silver and bronze medalists will be showcased at the
     Fine Wine and Cuisine Tasting on February 17. Gold medal
     wines will be featured at the Wine Opener on February 15.
     All sparkling medal winners will be tasted at the Champagne
     Brunch on February 17.

For more information, contact John Costello, Vice President of Events
& Volunteers, P: 210.208.8435 or jcostello@klrn.org

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