WineAlign organizes two annual wine awards.
National Wine Awards of Canada
The National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC) held annually in June is only open to wines grown and produced in Canada. The goal of ‘The Nationals’ is to expose Canadian wine drinkers to the best in Canadian wines. There is no restriction on price, leaving each winery the opportunity to compete with and against the best wines in the country. More importantly, as barriers to ship wines across the country come down, the combination of winning recognition at The Nationals and WineAlign’s ability to display the results alongside your key retail outlets, from the winery direct to across the country, makes it the only competition with enduring post competition sales opportunities.
Earlier this summer nineteen judges holed up in the Penticton Lakeside Resort in the heart of British Columbia wine country to taste 1,335 wines from 209 wineries from across the country and after a week of tasting and re-tasting the best of the 2014 have been announced:
RESULTS FROM THE 2014 NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA
Pictures from the 2014 Awards – June 2014, Penticton, British Columbia
RESULTS FROM THE 2103 NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA 2013
Pictures from the 2013 Awards – June 2013, Niagara, Ontario
World Wine Awards of Canada
The World Wine Awards of Canada (WWAC) held annually, is open to both imported and domestic wines for sale in Canada, provided the wine sells for less than $50 somewhere in the country. As a consequence it is an opportunity for all wines sold here to show that they can compete in quality and value with wines from anywhere in the world. Blind judgings are remarkable opportunities for unknown wines to make their mark. Wines are tasted in three price categories based on the lowest selling price in Canada. These are: Under $15, from $15 to $25 and from $25 to $50. As a consequence WWAC is really three competitions in one with wines being tasted alongside their peers by price and with awards given by price category. There is value at all costs!
In 2014, the tastings will take place August 18 to 22 in Toronto, Ontario.