Finger Lakes International Wine Competition Grows To World's Largest Charitable Wine Competition

Call for Entries Now Open for Elite Global Wine Competition

Feb 04, 2016, 11:16 ET from Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) is excited to announce entries are now being accepted for the 16th annual competition. Wineries from all over the globe anticipate the call for entries for the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Entries can be submitted on

In the past 15 years, FLIWC has grown to become the third-largest wine competition in the nation and the sixth-largest in the world, based on entries received. Last year, more than 3,700 entries from 48 states and 20 countries were judged by 72 professional wine judges from 18 countries around the world.

"The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is the most elite wine competition that draws the most diverse entries of any wine competition," said Lubos Barta, Editor-in Chief of (CZ) Sommelier magazine. "The competition helps to boost recognition and sales of wines and wineries that enter, which is mutually benefitting."

"This year's competition will be the largest yet," said Peter Parts, the competition's founder. "Each year we look forward to the incredibly diverse group of judges from around the globe that come to judge the best wines in the world, and all the proceeds from the competition benefit a great cause."

Grand Awards will be given for the top wine in the following classes: Riesling, Ice Wine, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Champagne/Sparkling, and Fruit.   Medals will be awarded for all Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.  In addition Waterloo Container Packaging Awards recognize excellence and innovation in package design.

For more information, or to enter the wine competition, visit

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