The Los Angeles International Wine Competition kicked off this morning! This is the biggest of all our Los Angeles International Competitions and our judges have their work cut out for them. Stay tuned for updates tomorrow!
Since its inception, the competition has maintained the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, earning USA Today’s recognition as one of the Top 5 wine competitions in the United States. Due to the competition’s popularity, this year over 3,000 wines from around the globe will be sniffed, swirled and tasted by a panel of approximately 85 international judges.
The results are being processed. The wine has been sipped, swirled and spit out. The glasses have been cleaned and the judges have departed until next year. The 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition is over.
A total of 10,000 glasses were used and 3,200 bottles were opened during this year’s competition. Dive into the world of wine and check out the infographic below for more fun facts on what went down during the competition:
Los Angeles International Wine Competition employees prepare the wine for our judges
The wine judging began yesterday morning and continues strong today. Anyone walking into the ballroom will be greeted with a whiff of wine… a lot of wine. The sound of clinking glasses and the scratching of judges’ pencils and the sight of plates heaped with generous amounts of cheese, grapes, crackers and other pairings completes the scene.
Here are a few photos we’ve taken from the competition:
All lined up and ready to go
Reppin' Dodger blue in the judges room
The judges ended yesterday’s round with their own Table-to-Farm dinner out at McKinley’s Farm. Staying true to tradition, Chef David Teig prepared the feast right in front of the judges. A wide variety of foods was served, including a course of octopus. Vegetables, fruits and herbs were taken fresh from the farm (of course.)