WineAlign organizes two annual wine awards.
Please join us at our inaugural “Champions Tasting” to be held at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Thursday October 16th, 2014 at 6:30pm.
Our Champions Tasting is unique compared to other tastings in that all wines being poured are “Champions” from our 2014 wine awards. These include only Platinum and Gold winning wines from the 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada, as well as, Top Value, Category Champion and Best of Country wines from the 2014 World Wine Awards of Canada.
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 August this year judges from across Canada gathered as a team in Toronto and spent a week locked away in an airport hotel tasting as many wines as we can amass for the WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada. The result of their efforts have been announced.
Thanks for supporting WineAlign and wine culture in Canada. Now it is time to shop and taste – and by the way – congratulations to all the winners.
Pictures from the 2014 Awards – August 2014, Toronto, Ontario
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 2013 NATIONAL WINE AWARDS OF CANADA
Pictures from the 2013 Awards – June 2013, Niagara, Ontario