Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
Sunset magazine (http://www.sunset.com) is proud to announce the success and results of the first-ever Sunset International Wine Competition. With 2,837 entries from around the world in its inaugural year, Sunset can proudly claim the most successful launch of a wine competition in the U.S.
The competition is featured in Sunset’s November issue, and a handy pull-out guide of Gold, Silver, and Best-of-Class winners, which is inserted into 500,000 subscribers’ magazines. Complete results of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Best-of-Class are available at http://www.sunset.com/siwc-winners. Additional exposure to the large and passionate Sunset audience includes:
Sunset gathered 52 expert judges from around the West to evaluate wines from across the U.S. and all of the World’s greatest winemaking regions, including France, Spain, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Austria, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The judges, who represented three categories—winemakers, trade and education, and journalists—assembled at Sunset’s Northern California headquarters on July 9 and 10, 2012. Judges were led by an esteemed group of honorary chairs:
With exclusive glassware provided by Eisch USA in hand, the judges narrowed down the gold, silver and bronze medalists, according to a judging process committed to the highest possible integrity, fairness, and expertise.
Winners of the Sunset International Wine Competition will gain invaluable exposure to the most passionate and active wine drinkers and buyers in the country:
In order to ensure the competition’s logistics and database ran smoothly, Sunset partnered with Rebecca Murphy of the Dallas Morning News and TexSom International Wine Competition. Paul Wagner and Balzac Communications ensured representation from the best winemakers in key wine regions in the West and around the world.
Editors available for interviews.
About Sunset magazine
Sunset magazine was founded in 1898 and has become the premier guide to life in the West, covering the newest and best ideas in Western home design and garden, food and entertaining, and regional travel in 13 Western states. It is published in five zoned monthly editions—Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountain—showcasing the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations and inspiring its nearly five million readers to achieve the dream of living in the West. The magazine is also available on all tablets. Sunset is part of the Lifestyle group of magazines and websites published by Time Inc.
Sources: Western Trends Report, Angus Reid Strategies, 1/09; MRI Spring 2011; Omniture Aug. 2012; 2010 Doublebase MRI; MRI Spring 2011; Sunset Readership Study, 2/1