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2021 New Jersey Wine Competition

Welcome back New Jersey Wineries!

2021 marks the fourth year that BTI has collaborated with the Garden State Wine Growers Association to evaluate and score your remarkable wines. We are honored to lend our 40 years of sensory analysis experience and expose the 1 million+ tastings.com readers to amplify and promote New Jersey’s world-class wineries.

We are now a featured critic on wine-searcher.com, which now posts our ratings on their site (which hosts over 330 million unique wine searches annually) and exponentially increases the consumer reach of your published wine reviews when you select the Full Review option.

BTI promises to deliver fair, consistent and thoughtful reviews of your wines. We encourage you to reach out and connect with us if you have any questions, are curious about our process, or would like to learn more about how we can help your winery.

Finally, as the world, our communities and vineyards get back to normalcy, we can breathe a collective sigh of relief. We’re eager to taste your new vintages and showcase your New Jersey wines to our esteemed trade judges and curious consumer audience.

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There are two entry options that provide different levels of promotional tools and deliverables detailed below. Both options are for the same competition, the New Jersey Wine Competition.

Option 1 - Competition-Only Option $75

Includes:
  •     100-point based score (no tasting note, no published review)
  •     Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze winners based on BTI’s Points-to-Medals conversion scale*
  •     Emailed award certificate PDFs for each medal winning wine (Non-winning wines do not receive certificates)
  •     Best of Class and/or Best of Category eligibility, certificates provided for qualifying wines
  •     Winery-focused, confidential constructive criticism and feedback from trade buyers
  •     Full results list with final awards emailed to competition committee person at Garden State Wine Growers at the conclusion of the competition on August 15, 2021

Option 2 - Full Published Review Option $125

Includes:
  •     100-point based score
  •     Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze winners based on BTI’s Points-to-Medals conversion scale*
  •     Emailed award certificate PDFs for each medal winning wine (Non-winning wines do not receive certificates)
  •     Best of Class and/or Best of Category eligibility, certificates provided for qualifying wines Consumer-facing tasting note
  •     Three-year publication of review on Tastings.com for all awarded wines (will include score, medal, tasting note, pairing suggestions, category info, and more) Click here for an example
  •     “Buy-It-Now” button that links your wines’ review page to your e-commerce solution
  •     Exceptional wines will be included in Tastings.com homepage features
  •     Full results list with final awards emailed to competition committee person at Garden State Wine Growers at the conclusion of the competition on August 15, 2021

Option 2 - Volume Discounts

    $125 each for 1-10 wines
    $115 each for 11-20 wines
    $100 each for 21+ wines Also offered: $225/wine for a 15-day Priority Review


* BTI’s Points-to-Medals conversion scale:

    96-100 - Superlative (Platinum Medal)
    90-95 - Exceptional (Gold Medal)
    85-89 - Highly Recommended (Silver Medal)
    80-84 - Recommended (Bronze Medal)
    79/NR - Not Recommended (No Medal)
ENTRY DEADLINES AND RESULTS SCHEDULE

Entries are accepted and progressively reviewed starting May 3rd, 2020 through July 15, 2021 with three submission deadlines on the first of every month. Individual wine results will be distributed directly to the wineries 45 days after the submission deadline.

Enter by: May 3rd June 1st July 1st
Results Received: June 15th July 15th August 15th

HOW TO ENTER
  • Review the Competition Rules
  • Enter online through the BTI Client Portal via the REGISTER tab of this landing page.
  • Ship your samples to arrive no later than 15 days past your chosen deadline(s)
DEADLINES
  • May 3rd deadline > Samples due by May 15th
  • June 1st deadline > Samples due by June 15th
  • July 1st deadline > Samples due by July 15th

SHIPPING

Ship Two (2) 750 ml bottles or equivalent to:

Beverage Testing Institute
4849 North Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 304
Chicago, IL 60660

Provide shipper with our phone 773-930-4080 and email reviews@bevtest.com

Our facility is temperature-controlled, you may ship as early as you like. Bottles will be appropriately stored and cared for based on style.
Competition Categories

The Competition would have the following categories and corresponding 'Best of' awards:


Vinifera Red

Vinifera White

Hybrid Red

Hybrid White

Fortified (Port)

Sparkling

Fruit

Sweet/Dessert (R.S. ≥5%)


Best of Show Awards: Governor's Cup for Best Red Vinifera, Governor's Cup for Best White Vinifera, Governor's Cup for Best Dessert Wine

All wines entered must be produced and bottled by licensed New Jersey wineries and have a labeled Appellation of Origin of: New Jersey, a county within NJ, or an approved AVA that lies within NJ.

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Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the New Jersey Wine Competition, please email Diana Kruming-Berg or by phone at (773) 930-4080.

If you have any technical questions or issues with the submissions process please email our support team at support@bevtest.com