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Great Northwest Wine Competition
The inaugural Great Northwest Wine Competition took place March 16-17, 2013, at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore. It drew nearly 800 entries from wineries in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.
All wines are tasted blind by category.
Benefits of entering the Great Northwest Wine Competition
- Wines are judged by some of the top wine professionals on the West Coast, including writers, retailers and wholesalers.
- Gold medals are announced immediately via email to wineries and on Twitter.
- Results are posted immediately after the competition concludes.
- Results are sent to our newspaper partners for inclusion in print and online.
- Great Northwest Wine’s online audience (20,000 unique visitors per month and more than 2,000 email newsletter subscribers) receives results in a timely manner.
- We link to medal winners’ website at no additional cost (some competitions charge up to $55 for such links).
- Top winners appear in our weekly wine column, which is syndicated in more than 20 Northwest newspapers.
- Select gold medal winners are featured as a “Wine of the Week” in the Tri-City Herald newspaper and on Wine Press Northwest’s website over the course of several weeks after the competition.
- Our growing social media network receives alerts about competition medal winners.
- The 2014 competition takes place April 2-3 at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.
- All wines must arrive no later than March 28, 2014.
- Eric Degerman
- Andy Perdue
- Kristine Bono, evangelist, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Prosser, Wash.
- Big John Caudill, sales manager, Cuvee Northwest, Yakima, Wash.
- Jay Drysdale, owner, Bella Wines, Summerland, British Columbia
- Cole Danehower, author/journalist, EssentialNorthwestWines.com, Portland, Ore.
- Ilene Dudunake, owner, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Meridian, Idaho
- Tina Hammond, winemaker, Privé Vineyards, Newberg, Ore.
- Lane Hoss, Vice President of marketing, Anthony’s Restaurants, Kirkland, Wash.
- Kathryn House, enologist/educator, House of Wine, Boise, Idaho
- Dixie Huey, proprietor/founder, Trellis Growth Partners, Camas, Wash.
- Richard Larsen, research winemaker, Washington State University
- Ken McCabe, Senior Vice President of national accounts, Precept Wine, Seattle, Wash.
- Jeff Moore, proprietor/distributor, Amphora Wine Co., Boise, Idaho
- Scot Overturf, sommelier, Seattle, Wash.
- Stephen Reustle, winemaker, Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards, Roseburg, Ore.
- Yashar Shayan, proprietor, ImpulseWine.com, Seattle, Wash.
- Patrick Spangler, winemaker, Spangler Vineyards, Roseburg, Ore.
- Heather Unwin, executive director, Red Mountain AVA Alliance, Richland, Wash.
- Ron Washam, sommelier, Healdsburg, Calif.
- Jean Yates, president, Oregon Wine Marketing, Corvallis, Ore.