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2014 Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience Best Of Competition Form

Minnesota Monthly will be holding the Food & Wine Experience “Best Of” and “Best Value” Wine Competition in February 2014. The competition will consist of a blind taste-test by some of the area’s most prominent wine experts.

If you wish to participate, please RSVP by completing the entry form below, and ship (or drop off) your wine for judging.  
 

Official Rules

  • In maintaining courtesy to our judges, we limit the number of entries for each wine exhibitor to 4 entries TOTAL. If you enter all 4 in “Best Of”, you may not enter any for “Best Value”, or you may split them between “Best Of” and “Best Value”, etc.
  • “Best Value” entries must have a retail value of $15 or less, there is no $ requirements for the “Best Of” categories.
  • You may enter the same wine for a “Best Of” and “Best Value” category, but it counts as 2 entries. For example, you can enter a Chardonnay that retails less than $15 in “Best Value” Chardonnay and “Best Of” Chardonnay. But entering it in both chardonnay categories will count as 2 of your 4 entries.
  • Retail stores may NOT enter wines for the competition
  • In the event we encounter a “corked” bottle, we suggest you send two bottles of each entry
  • Entry forms must be received by no later than WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014. Please ship/deliver your wine to the address below.  Wine must be received by no later than FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014.
    • Food & Wine Experience – Best Of
      Jennifer Hernandez
      Greenspring Media
      706 Second Avenue South, Suite 1000
      Minneapolis, MN 55402
  • Each BOTTLE should be CLEARLY TAGGED with the following information (do not cover up the name of the wine):
    • Exhibiting Company Name
    • Category for which the wine is being entered (Examples – “Best Of: Merlot”, “Best Value: Riesling”)


Categories

“BEST OF” Categories

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Imported Red
  • Meritage/Blends
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah /Shiraz
  • Red Zinfandel
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Imported White
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Champagne / Sparkling
  • Midwest Regional Wine
  • Best Minnesota Red
  • Best Minnesota White

BEST VALUE Categories
(Must retail at $15 or less)

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Imported Red
  • Meritage / Blends
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • Red Zinfandel
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Imported White
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Champagne / Sparkling
  • Midwest Regional Wine

"Best Of" and "Best Value" Wine Competition Form

Below please list the wine(s) you are submitting in the appropriate category spaces. You are limited to 4 entries TOTAL. You may enter the same wine in a “Best Of” and “Best Value” category, but it counts as 2 entries. If you submit two wines in the “Best Of” category and two wines in the “Best Value” category, you will have reached your four entry maximum.

Wines entered for Best Value must retail at $15 or less.  There is no $ restriction on Best Of categories.
 

* = required field

*Exhibiting wine company name:

*Exhibitor contact person:

*Phone number:

*Contact person email address:
 

1. Category (Chardonnay, Merlot, etc.):

      Entry type (must select one):

      Name of wine:

      Year:

      Value:
 

2. Category (Chardonnay, Merlot, etc.):

      Entry type (must select one):

      Name of wine:

      Year:

      Value:
 

3. Category (Chardonnay, Merlot, etc.):

      Entry type (must select one):

      Name of wine:

      Year:

      Value:
 

4. Category (Chardonnay, Merlot, etc.):

      Entry type (must select one):

      Name of wine:

      Year:

      Value:
 



 

Questions?

Sara Soli
Executive Director of Integrated Marketing
612-371-5811
ssoli@greenspring.com