Best of Show and Best Value Wine Competition

As an exhibitor in Minnesota Monthly‘s Food & Wine Experience, you are eligible to participate in our Best of Show and Best Value Wine Competition. You may submit up to 4 wine entries to be judged and awarded Best of Show or Best Value wines at the Food & Wine Experience.

One Best of Show entry will be selected in each of the following categories and recognized in the Food & Wine Show Tasting Notes program:

  • Sparkling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Chardonnay
  • Fruity
  • Imported White
  • Cool Climate White (MN or WI)
  • Pinot Noir
  • Bordeaux Varietal (Cab/Merlot/Malbec/Meritage Style)
  • Rhone Ranger (Syrah/Grenache)
  • Imported Red
  • Cool Climate Red (MN or WI)

In addition, one Best Value wine will be selected in each of the above categories. Best Value wine entries must retail for $15 and under.

Submission Form & Deadlines

The deadline to submit your competition entries is January 17, 2020. If you would like to participate, please complete this form by the deadline.

Shipping Information

The deadline to ship wines to us for the competition is January 20, 2020. Wines must be shipped separately and clearly identified with appropriate label and must arrive by the shipping deadline.

To prevent a wine from being eliminated because it was “corked”, we recommend that you send two bottles of each entry.

Best of Show and Best Value entries MUST be shipped in separate boxes clearly labeled “Best of Show Wine” or “Best Value Wine.”

Address for shipping wines:

Food & Wine Experience – Wine Competition
ATTN: Kirsten Heiland
Greenspring Media
9401 James Avenue S, Suite 152
Bloomington, MN 55431

Please affix the appropriate label to the outside of the package and circle which competition it is being entered into:

Contact Information

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Kirsten Heiland – kheiland@greenspring.com | 612-371-5813