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Rules

This competition is open to any amateur BEWBC wine maker age 21 or older.

All wine entries will be picked up from drop-off locations the day of the drop-off deadline.  Some drop-off locations may have an earlier deadline so pay close attention when selecting a drop-off location.  No entries will be accepted the day of the event.

Contest is open to any amateur home winemakers.  All entries must be handcrafted products, containing ingredients available to the general public, and made using private equipment by hobbyist wine maker (i.e., no use of commercial facilities or Wine on Premises operations, supplies, etc.). 

Wines must contain a minimum of 80% of designated varietal if entered as a singal varietal. Varietals of less than 80% must be entered as blends. To make sure all entries are judged fairly, the competition organizers may re-classify an entry that is obviously in the wrong category or has over 80% percentage of a specific varietal but is entered as a blend

The competition organizers are not responsible for mis-categorized entries, entries that are not received by the entry deadline, or entries that arrived damaged.

The competition organizers reserve the right to combine categories for judging and to restructure awards as needed depending upon the quantity and quality of entries.  All possible effort will be made to combine similar styles. All wines in combined categories will be judged according to the style they were originally entered in.

Qualified judging of all entries is the primary goal of our event. Judges will evaluate and score each entry. The average of the scores will rank each entry in its category.

Winemakers are not limited to one entry in each category.

The Best of Show judging will be determined by a Best of Show panel based on a second judging of the top winners.

Bottles will not be returned to entrants.

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BJCP 2008 Judging Styles

If a style's name is hyperlinked, it has specific entry requirements. Click or tap on the name to view the subcategory's requirements.

29A Cabernet (Custom Style) 30A Syrah (Custom Style) 31A Merlot (Custom Style)
32A Other Red (single varietal) (Custom Style) 33A Red Blend (Custom Style) 34A Chardonnay (Custom Style)
35A Other White (includes blends) (Custom Style)   

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Entry Acceptance Rules

Number of Bottles Required Per Entry: 1

Entrants must submit  ONE (1) 750 ml BOTTLE per entry.  Each entry must include the complete list of ingredients (percentage) and vintage. Example: Ingredients 75% Cabernet, 25% Merlot, 2017

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Judging Sessions and Dates

Talbot Main Round
Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:00 PM, PDT

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Awards

The awards ceremony will take place once judging is completed.  

Places will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  If a tie exists for 1st through 3rd finishers.   The first tie breaker will be the average score of all judges for Taste aka “Taste and feel in the Mouth” which has 6 possible points.   If still tied the second tie breaker will be the average score of all judges for the Smell aka Aroma and Bouquet” which has 6 points possible.  Should a tie still exist the third tie breaker will be the highest single score by the judges in the Taste or Smell category.

The 1st place entry in each category along with any wines selected by judges as "Best of Show Nomination" (must score greater than 17 using 20 point score) will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round.  A Best of Show Red and White wine will be selected and awarded during the awards ceremony.

Adittionally ribbons will be awarded based each wines average scoring (20-point scale):  Gold (17-20), Silver (15-16.99) and Bronze (12-14.99). 

Additionally, prizes may be awarded to those winners present at the awards ceremony at the discretion of the competition organizers.

Both score sheets and awards will be available for pick up that night after the ceremony concludes. Awards and score sheets not picked up will be mailed back to participants. Results will be posted to the competition web site after the ceremony concludes.

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Awards Ceremony

Dennis Campbell's House
8007 Talbot Road, Edmonds, WA 98026
Saturday, July 23, 2022 2:30 PM, PDT

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