WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada now accepting entries

WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada now accepting entries

National Wine Awards of CanadaWineAlign, Canada’s largest and most popular online wine site, today announced that the National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC) “The Nationals” is now accepting entries.  WineAlign invites Canadian wine producers to compete annually to assess the current state of Canadian wine.  The Nationals tastings will be held June 16-22, 2013 at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.  In 2014 they will be held in British Columbia.

The Nationals pull together many of Canada’s leading wine commentators and critics lending it a truly national perspective on wine.  The awards are expected to be the largest and most comprehensive look at Canadian wine with over 1,200 expected entries.  Our goal is to make the Nationals a modern, highly-responsive and definitive Canadian perspective on wine for use by both domestic and international audiences.

“If you want serious recognition for your Canadian wine this is the one wine show you shouldn’t miss,” says head judge Anthony Gismondi; “It builds on the success of more than a decade of previous awards with a new, greatly expanded, national reach. Results of The Nationals will be released earlier than ever to increase their marketing potential in the key wine buying months of the fall and fully integrated into WineAlign allowing award winners to be recognized during the normal process of searching and browsing our database. With over one million unique visitors in the last year, WineAlign’s audience is large, growing and engaged.  In addition, we are in the final stages of signing an agreement with a national print media partner, to further engage millions of readers across the country as we rollout the results.

Why you should enter your wines?

Support the country’s most significant efforts to shine the light on Canadian wine

Benchmark your wines against Canada’s best wines and critics

– As the leading National competition entries are compared with the best wines produced from all of Canada
– The most influential, experienced, and geographically representative panel of judges
– To measure your quality peer to peer in terms of individual wines and your winery as a whole

Gain exposure for your wines to the largest audience possible

– WineAlign will have approximately 1.5M unique visitors in 2013
– Nationwide publicity as the judges are all popular and influential wine writers
– Results will be featured in a national print magazine
– Medalists tend to be selected for publication by wine media in general

For For more information on the awards, our judges and the entry process please visit:  or email:  [email protected].