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Best Package Design: 2020 International Canned Wine Competition 🍷

Posted by Kelsey Bye on

Results are in!🍷 Congrats to all the outstanding Canned Wine Package Design Winners from around the world!👏🏼🍷🥇

In the only event of its kind on the planet, more than two hundred canned wines competed against each other at the second annual International Canned Wine Competition in Boonville, California. Wines were submitted by producers from around the globe including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain as well as from many parts of the U.S.A. 

Complete results and photographs are available at: www.cannedwinecompetition.com

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Results are in!🍷 Congrats to all the outstanding Canned Wine Package Design Winners from around the world!👏🏼🍷🥇

In the only event of its kind on the planet, more than two hundred canned wines competed against each other at the second annual International Canned Wine Competition in Boonville, California. Wines were submitted by producers from around the globe including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain as well as from many parts of the U.S.A. 

Complete results and photographs are available at: www.cannedwinecompetition.com

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Gold Medal Winners: 2020 International Canned Wine Competition 🍷

Posted by Kelsey Bye on

Results are in!🍷 Congrats to all the outstanding Gold Medal winners from around the world!👏🏼🍷🥇

In the only event of its kind in the world, more than two hundred canned wines competed for Gold Medals at the second annual International Canned Wine Competition in Boonville, California. Wines were submitted by producers from around the globe including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain as well as from many parts of the U.S.A. 

Complete results and photographs are available at: www.cannedwinecompetition.com

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Results are in!🍷 Congrats to all the outstanding Gold Medal winners from around the world!👏🏼🍷🥇

In the only event of its kind in the world, more than two hundred canned wines competed for Gold Medals at the second annual International Canned Wine Competition in Boonville, California. Wines were submitted by producers from around the globe including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain as well as from many parts of the U.S.A. 

Complete results and photographs are available at: www.cannedwinecompetition.com

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Best of Show Wines: 2020 International Canned Wine Competition 🍷

Posted by Kelsey Bye on

Results are in!🍷 Congrats to all the outstanding gold medal winemakers from around the world!👏🏼🍷🥇 Judging was a bit different this year with coronavirus and the added safety precautions, but who could resist an opportunity to try the world’s very best canned wines? 🤷🏻‍♀️😷🍷
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Complete results and photographs are available at www.cannedwinecompetition.com

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Results are in!🍷 Congrats to all the outstanding gold medal winemakers from around the world!👏🏼🍷🥇 Judging was a bit different this year with coronavirus and the added safety precautions, but who could resist an opportunity to try the world’s very best canned wines? 🤷🏻‍♀️😷🍷
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Complete results and photographs are available at www.cannedwinecompetition.com

Read more


2020 International Canned Wine Competition Results

Posted by Kelsey Bye on

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:                August 14, 2020                       

Contact:          Allan Green

                        info@cannedwinecompetition.com

                        707-338-1800

International Canned WIne Competition 

Second Annual International Canned Wine Competition Gives Gold to Aluminum

(BOONVILLE, Calif) – In the only event of its kind in the world, over two hundred canned wines flexed their aluminum muscles at the second annual International Canned Wine Competition held July 21-23 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. Seventy producers from around the globe sent in a total of 226 entries.  Wines were submitted from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain as well as from many parts of the U.S.A. While California and Oregon producers took their share of honors, many of the 96 gold medals went to wines from less prominent regions.

Erosion Wine Co. from Napa took home five gold medals and a package design award for their exquisite jewel-like can designs.  The Uncommon sent four wines from England; all four won gold medals and the series won package design recognition for their charming illustrations.  There were outstanding wines from many producers from all parts of the world; the complete list of awards follows.


Complete results and photographs are available at www.cannedwinecompetition.com

Judges came from academia, marketing and the wine trade.  Judge Mark Bowery noted that he has “been judging wine professionally for 36 years, but this was my first foray into the canned category.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, across the board. I was especially impressed by the varietal accuracy and deep satisfaction delivered by the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc submissions.

Handley Cellars’ winemaker Randy Schock said, “It was amazing to see the improvement in quality across the board compared to the first International Canned Wine Competition last year.  Not just with the products oriented to the pop “spritzer” market, which were fun and refreshing, but the wines that expressed traditional bottled varietal expressions exceeded my expectations.”

Because of the Covid 19 virus, the organizers of the competition scheduled the judging over three days, with three judges on each daily panel socially distanced in a large exhibition hall.  Judges had individual sets of glassware and bussed their own samples after each flight.

Plans are already in the works for the third annual International Canned Wine Competition, to be held July 20-22, 2021.  Competition director Allan Green promises it will be “aluminating!”

2020 Gold Medal Winners

 Archer McRae Beverages Ltd.

Joiy Wine Savvy Society Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Joiy Wine Wine Spritzer with Pineapple, Marlborough

Joiy Wine 2019 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

Joiy Wine 2018 The Gryphon Pinot Noir, Central Otago

 

Archer Roose

Archer Roose Bubbly, Veneto

Archer Roose 2019 Malbec, Mendoza

Archer Roose 2018 Rosé, Côtes du Luberon

 

Backpack Wine

Backpack Wine Bubbly Rosé, Columbia Valley

 

Barnard Griffin Winery

C'est Le Vin Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

 

Batch & Co.

Bondi Spritz Rosé, Coonawarra, Australia

 

Besa mi Vino

2019 All Day Rosé, Paso Robles

 

Bev

Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast

California Rosé, Central Coast

 

Boutinot USA, Inc.

Te Merio 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

 

Bridge Lane Wine

Bubbles, New York State

 

Canned Wine Company Ltd.

2019 Grüner, Burgenland

2019 Grenache Rosé, France

2016 Old Vine Garnacha, Aragon

 

The Copper Crew

2019 Chenin Blanc,  Western Cape

 

Crafters Union

Rosé, California

Pinot Grigio, California

 

DistillRuptive Ltd.

Arya Wines 2020 Tinto, Sierra Gaúcha, Brazil

Arya Wines 2020 Prosecco Brut, Sierra Gaúcha, Brazil

Arya Wines 2020 Branco, Sierra Gaúcha, Brazil

 

Erosion Wine Co.

The Floor Is Lava!, Napa Valley

How Big?, Napa Valley

You're So Pretty!, Napa Valley

Secret Handshakes, Napa Valley

Afraid of Clowns, Napa Valley

 

Fourth Wave Wine

Take it to the Grave 2018 Shiraz, Langhorne Creek

 

Goose Ridge Winery

Cascadian Outfitters White Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley

 

Half Full Wines

Ocean Dry White Wine, Muscadet Protégée

 

Hall Wines

BACA Wines 2019 Ring Around the Rosé, California

 

HUN Wines Ltd.

2019 Rosé, Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Ironstone Vineyards

Obsession Wines 2018 Symphony, California

Obsession Wines 2017 Red Blend, California

 

Karl Lawrence Cellars

2019 Allison Avenue Rosé, Calistoga, Napa Valley

 

Kiepersol

Fizzy Vit, Texas

 

Kiss of Wine

Feisty Red Wine, Piemonte

Zesty Riesling, Rheingau

 

Leelanau Cellars

Summer Sunset Rosé Bubbly, American

Great Lakes Red Bubbly, American

 

Mad Wine

Mad Bubbles Semi-sweet, Hungary

 

Maison Le Star

Rosé, Pays d'Oc IGP

 

Maker Wine Company

2019 Viognier, Mendocino

 

Mancan Wine LLC.

Graham & Fisk's Wine-in-a-Can Rosé Wine with Bubbles, Central Coast

Graham & Fisk's Wine-in-a-Can Red Wine, Central Coast

Mancan Wine Fizz Wine, Central Coast

 

McBride Sisters Collection

She Can Wines 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand,

She Can Wines Island Citrus Spritzer, California

 

Nomadica

2018 Sparkling Rosé, Edition V North Coast Collection, Monterey

 

Off-Piste Wines

Pinot Pinot Pinot Grigio Fizz, Hungary

 

O'Neill Vintners & Distillers

Buttercup Chardonnay, California

Creamery Chardonnay, California

 

Odell Brewing Company/OBC Wine Project

Rosé with Bubbles, Oregon

Red Blend, Washington

 

Point of the Bluff Vineyards

Hanger 17 Curtiss White, Finger Lakes

 

Precept Wine

Browne Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Day Drinking Watermelon Rosé Wine Spritzer, American

House Wine Paloma Wine Cocktail, American

Pampelonne La Peche, France

Ste. Chapelle Wild Huckleberry Spritz, American

 

Priest Ranch Wines

2019 Rosé, Napa Valley

 

Quady North

2019 Rosé GSM, Rogue Valley

 

Revolution Wines

Revel Red ,California

 

The Rosé Spritz

Pineapple Rosé Spritz, Napa County

 

Sans Wine Co.

2019 Carignan (Carbonic), Mendocino

2019 Rosé Bubbles, Mendocino

2018 Riesling, Rutherford, Napa Valley

 

Schmidt Family Vineyards

Lucky Day Chardonnay, Applegate Valley

 

Sheep Black Wine US Inc.

Stel+mar Premium Red, Lodi

 

Sofi Spritz

Lemon & Elderflower, New South Wales

 

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

14 Hands Bubbles, Columbia Valley

14 Hands Pinot Grigio, Washington State

14 Hands Unicorn Rosé Bubbly, Columbia Valley

14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle Bubbly White Wine, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle Rosé Wine, Columbia Valley

Merf Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

 

Stolen Figs LLC.

Ah-So Wines Red, Navarra DO

 

Stoller Family Estate

Canned Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon

 

Treasure Wine Estates – Australia

T’Gallant Spritzed Prosecco, SE Australia

T’Gallant Spritzed Moscato, SE Australia

 

Trinchero Family Estates

Del Mar Watermelon Wine Seltzer, California

 

Tuck Beckstoffer Estate

Hogwash Sparkling Rosé, California

 

The Uncommon

2019 Bubbly White, England

2019 Bubbly Rosé Wine, England

2019 English Rosé Wine Spritzer, England

2019 English White Wine Spritzer, England

 

Via Pacifica Selections

#WineMode 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Aconcagua 

#WineMode 2018 Rosé, Aconcagua

 

Wise Villa Winery

2018 Pinot Noir ,Sierra Foothills

2018 Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills

 

Wrath

AL 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey

 

ZX Ventures

Babe Wine Rosé, Adelaida District

Babe Wine Red, Adelaida District

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2020 gold medal winners

 

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2020 International Canned Wine Competition Results

Posted by Kelsey Bye on

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:                August 14, 2020                       

Contact:          Allan Green

                        info@cannedwinecompetition.com

                        707-338-1800

International Canned WIne Competition 

Second Annual International Canned Wine Competition Gives Gold to Aluminum

(BOONVILLE, Calif) – In the only event of its kind in the world, over two hundred canned wines flexed their aluminum muscles at the second annual International Canned Wine Competition held July 21-23 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. Seventy producers from around the globe sent in a total of 226 entries.  Wines were submitted from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, and Spain as well as from many parts of the U.S.A. While California and Oregon producers took their share of honors, many of the 96 gold medals went to wines from less prominent regions.

Erosion Wine Co. from Napa took home five gold medals and a package design award for their exquisite jewel-like can designs.  The Uncommon sent four wines from England; all four won gold medals and the series won package design recognition for their charming illustrations.  There were outstanding wines from many producers from all parts of the world; the complete list of awards follows.


Complete results and photographs are available at www.cannedwinecompetition.com

Judges came from academia, marketing and the wine trade.  Judge Mark Bowery noted that he has “been judging wine professionally for 36 years, but this was my first foray into the canned category.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, across the board. I was especially impressed by the varietal accuracy and deep satisfaction delivered by the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc submissions.

Handley Cellars’ winemaker Randy Schock said, “It was amazing to see the improvement in quality across the board compared to the first International Canned Wine Competition last year.  Not just with the products oriented to the pop “spritzer” market, which were fun and refreshing, but the wines that expressed traditional bottled varietal expressions exceeded my expectations.”

Because of the Covid 19 virus, the organizers of the competition scheduled the judging over three days, with three judges on each daily panel socially distanced in a large exhibition hall.  Judges had individual sets of glassware and bussed their own samples after each flight.

Plans are already in the works for the third annual International Canned Wine Competition, to be held July 20-22, 2021.  Competition director Allan Green promises it will be “aluminating!”

2020 Gold Medal Winners

 Archer McRae Beverages Ltd.

Joiy Wine Savvy Society Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Joiy Wine Wine Spritzer with Pineapple, Marlborough

Joiy Wine 2019 Pinot Gris, Marlborough

Joiy Wine 2018 The Gryphon Pinot Noir, Central Otago

 

Archer Roose

Archer Roose Bubbly, Veneto

Archer Roose 2019 Malbec, Mendoza

Archer Roose 2018 Rosé, Côtes du Luberon

 

Backpack Wine

Backpack Wine Bubbly Rosé, Columbia Valley

 

Barnard Griffin Winery

C'est Le Vin Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

 

Batch & Co.

Bondi Spritz Rosé, Coonawarra, Australia

 

Besa mi Vino

2019 All Day Rosé, Paso Robles

 

Bev

Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast

California Rosé, Central Coast

 

Boutinot USA, Inc.

Te Merio 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

 

Bridge Lane Wine

Bubbles, New York State

 

Canned Wine Company Ltd.

2019 Grüner, Burgenland

2019 Grenache Rosé, France

2016 Old Vine Garnacha, Aragon

 

The Copper Crew

2019 Chenin Blanc,  Western Cape

 

Crafters Union

Rosé, California

Pinot Grigio, California

 

DistillRuptive Ltd.

Arya Wines 2020 Tinto, Sierra Gaúcha, Brazil

Arya Wines 2020 Prosecco Brut, Sierra Gaúcha, Brazil

Arya Wines 2020 Branco, Sierra Gaúcha, Brazil

 

Erosion Wine Co.

The Floor Is Lava!, Napa Valley

How Big?, Napa Valley

You're So Pretty!, Napa Valley

Secret Handshakes, Napa Valley

Afraid of Clowns, Napa Valley

 

Fourth Wave Wine

Take it to the Grave 2018 Shiraz, Langhorne Creek

 

Goose Ridge Winery

Cascadian Outfitters White Sparkling Wine, Columbia Valley

 

Half Full Wines

Ocean Dry White Wine, Muscadet Protégée

 

Hall Wines

BACA Wines 2019 Ring Around the Rosé, California

 

HUN Wines Ltd.

2019 Rosé, Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Ironstone Vineyards

Obsession Wines 2018 Symphony, California

Obsession Wines 2017 Red Blend, California

 

Karl Lawrence Cellars

2019 Allison Avenue Rosé, Calistoga, Napa Valley

 

Kiepersol

Fizzy Vit, Texas

 

Kiss of Wine

Feisty Red Wine, Piemonte

Zesty Riesling, Rheingau

 

Leelanau Cellars

Summer Sunset Rosé Bubbly, American

Great Lakes Red Bubbly, American

 

Mad Wine

Mad Bubbles Semi-sweet, Hungary

 

Maison Le Star

Rosé, Pays d'Oc IGP

 

Maker Wine Company

2019 Viognier, Mendocino

 

Mancan Wine LLC.

Graham & Fisk's Wine-in-a-Can Rosé Wine with Bubbles, Central Coast

Graham & Fisk's Wine-in-a-Can Red Wine, Central Coast

Mancan Wine Fizz Wine, Central Coast

 

McBride Sisters Collection

She Can Wines 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand,

She Can Wines Island Citrus Spritzer, California

 

Nomadica

2018 Sparkling Rosé, Edition V North Coast Collection, Monterey

 

Off-Piste Wines

Pinot Pinot Pinot Grigio Fizz, Hungary

 

O'Neill Vintners & Distillers

Buttercup Chardonnay, California

Creamery Chardonnay, California

 

Odell Brewing Company/OBC Wine Project

Rosé with Bubbles, Oregon

Red Blend, Washington

 

Point of the Bluff Vineyards

Hanger 17 Curtiss White, Finger Lakes

 

Precept Wine

Browne Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Day Drinking Watermelon Rosé Wine Spritzer, American

House Wine Paloma Wine Cocktail, American

Pampelonne La Peche, France

Ste. Chapelle Wild Huckleberry Spritz, American

 

Priest Ranch Wines

2019 Rosé, Napa Valley

 

Quady North

2019 Rosé GSM, Rogue Valley

 

Revolution Wines

Revel Red ,California

 

The Rosé Spritz

Pineapple Rosé Spritz, Napa County

 

Sans Wine Co.

2019 Carignan (Carbonic), Mendocino

2019 Rosé Bubbles, Mendocino

2018 Riesling, Rutherford, Napa Valley

 

Schmidt Family Vineyards

Lucky Day Chardonnay, Applegate Valley

 

Sheep Black Wine US Inc.

Stel+mar Premium Red, Lodi

 

Sofi Spritz

Lemon & Elderflower, New South Wales

 

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

14 Hands Bubbles, Columbia Valley

14 Hands Pinot Grigio, Washington State

14 Hands Unicorn Rosé Bubbly, Columbia Valley

14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle Bubbly White Wine, Columbia Valley

Chateau Ste. Michelle Rosé Wine, Columbia Valley

Merf Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

 

Stolen Figs LLC.

Ah-So Wines Red, Navarra DO

 

Stoller Family Estate

Canned Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon

 

Treasure Wine Estates – Australia

T’Gallant Spritzed Prosecco, SE Australia

T’Gallant Spritzed Moscato, SE Australia

 

Trinchero Family Estates

Del Mar Watermelon Wine Seltzer, California

 

Tuck Beckstoffer Estate

Hogwash Sparkling Rosé, California

 

The Uncommon

2019 Bubbly White, England

2019 Bubbly Rosé Wine, England

2019 English Rosé Wine Spritzer, England

2019 English White Wine Spritzer, England

 

Via Pacifica Selections

#WineMode 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Aconcagua 

#WineMode 2018 Rosé, Aconcagua

 

Wise Villa Winery

2018 Pinot Noir ,Sierra Foothills

2018 Chardonnay, Sierra Foothills

 

Wrath

AL 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey

 

ZX Ventures

Babe Wine Rosé, Adelaida District

Babe Wine Red, Adelaida District

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2020 gold medal winners

 

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Got Canned Wine?

Posted by Kelsey Bye on

Calling all lovers and makers of canned wine. Yes, canned wine. It's delicious. 

The 2019 International Canned Wine Competition is coming to the USA. The competition will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. 

Want to submit your wine? Click "Read More" for more info...

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Got Canned Wine?

Posted by Kelsey Bye on

Calling all lovers and makers of canned wine. Yes, canned wine. It's delicious. 

The 2019 International Canned Wine Competition is coming to the USA. The competition will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. 

Want to submit your wine? Click "Read More" for more info...

Read more