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Competitions First Press Santé Wine & Spirit Competitions Vol. 26 No. 05

Are awards competitions worth the investment?

Many may question this before they submit their entries.


We know it takes time to submit. ‘But just ask any winner. The answer will be “Absolutely yes!” After all, you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Following our successful inaugural year, the 2022 Sante Magazine International Wine & Spirits Competition call to entry is in full force. And with so many new products coming into the market for summer, especially RTD (ready-to-drink) beverages, we have extended our deadline to enter to July 1, 2022.

Who can enter?
The competition is open to any wine spirit or RTD that has distribution in the USA. The brands can be produced anywhere in the world.

Why enter the Sante Magazine Wine & Spirits Competition?
Santé Magazine is a leading digital magazine for hospitality. Our readers are 100,000 strong including many on-premises decision makers. And your brand will be front and center for them.

The competition judging is by peers – leaders in the fine wine and spirits industry, writers, educators, mixologists, and sommeliers. The judging will be conducted in blind tastings to ensure impartiality. While judges’ identities will not be revealed until after the competition concludes we will share general tasting notes.

Top award winners will be featured in the September and October issues of Santé
Magazine which is accessible on any digital device.

Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter. So, what do you have to lose? Sign up now.

Deadline to enter is July 1, 2022. Use this code (EARLYBIRD) for a $15 discount on each submission. Go here for details.

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An engaging speaker and writer, Melanie Young hosts the weekly national radio shows, The Connected Table Live, featuring conversations with global thought leaders in wine, food, spirits and hospitality (a Feedspot Top 10 Food & Drink Podcasts for 2021), and Fearless Fabulous You, a lifestyle show for and about women (both on iHeart and more than 30 other podcast platforms). Young has contributed articles on wine, spirits, food, and culinary travel to Wine Enthusiast, Seven Fifty Daily, Wine4Food and Jewish Week. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Wine Media Guild, and Women of the Vine & Spirits. Young’s former marketing and events agency, M Young Communications, worked with global wine, food organizations, publishing companies and nonprofits. She had an integral role in the creation, launch and management of The James Beard Foundation Awards, New York Restaurant Week, and Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund (2001) which raised funds to provide for the families of restaurant workers killed in the September 11th terrorist attacks. Instagram @theconnectedtable

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