Fairplex Snapshot: 2017 LA Wine Competition

We’re wrapping up the 78th annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition today, and we’re sad to say goodbye to all of our awesome judges.

Every year, wineries from around the world compete in our competition. Award-winning wines are featured at the LA County Fair (September), Cheers Festival (June) and year-round at our hotel restaurant, McKinley’s Grille.

Our wine cellar is stocked to the brim with a wide variety of wines spanning many countries and continents. It’s truly an international experience!

To learn more about the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, click here.

To learn how you can sample these wines, along with tastes of the Los Angeles International Beer, Spirits and Olive Oil competitions, click here!

2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition Recap

The 2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition has come to a close — all that’s left is seeing who won what.

We want to give a special thank-you to all our judges who wined (and dined!) with us last week. We had a wonderful time hosting and seeing everyone have fun.

The competition started with our traditional Judges Welcome Ceremony, then it was straight into judging.

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We celebrated the end of the first day with a special farm-to-table dinner, made especially for our judges.


Day 2 carried out in similar fashion, with judges swirling, sniffing and spitting their way through dozens of wine entries.

All in all, this year’s competition was a definite success. We can’t wait to sample the winning entries at Cheers: LA’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival, and again at the LA County Fair!

2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

The Los Angeles International Wine Competition officially began this morning at our Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center.

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.

Prize-winning entries will not only be on display and available for tasting at Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival, but also at the LA County Fair. Fair warning: be prepared to have a first-class experience while at our grounds!

For more information on the Los Angeles International Wine Competition visit www.lawinecomp.com. Winners will be announced later this month.

Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator, Michael Jordan, shared with us a bit about his background and role in this competition:

 

Fairplex Snapshot: Los Angeles International Wine Competition

The Los Angeles International Wine Competition starts this month. Prize-winning entries will be on display and available for tasting at Cheers – L.A.’s Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival and of course, at the Los Angeles County Fair.

Entries are coming in fast and furious this week, in all shapes and sizes, from all over the world! We can’t wait to see which ones win medals. This is what our wine cellar looks like right now:

For more information on the Los Angeles International Wine Competition visit www.lawinecomp.com 

The World of Wine (INFOGRAPHIC)

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:

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L.A. International Wine Competition: Day 2

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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:

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All lined up and ready to go

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Judges

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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.)

Los Angeles International Wine Competition (TODAY!)


The 74th annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition kicks off today at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel. As we speak, our esteemed panel of judges (coming from around the world) are being welcomed and and settling in for two days of sipping, swirling and spitting as they go through thousands of wine entries.

We’ll be covering the event here on our blog but be sure to check Instagram and Twitter for up-to-the-minute coverage:

#lawinecomp
#purpleteeth
#spitacular

Follow along: @lawinecomp

Cheers!

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