The Los Angeles Invitational Wine & Spirits Challenge was established, in conjunction with LA beverage professionals to highlight the best of the best wine & spirits producers in the world. Our panel of esteemed judges include winemakers, distillers, sommeliers, beverage trade and media.
The mission is to introduce those elite producers to the Southern California market of consumers, one of the largest in the country.
Reasons to Enter
Frequently Asked Questions
The registration fee is $345 per on-line entry / $195 Mixers and Pre-Mixed Cocktails.
No, all submissions must go through our online system for better and more accurate tracking and communication. Enter online here.
The final deadline for entries and spirits delivery is February 14th, 2023 at 5 p.m.
An official entry shall consist of two bottles per entry for 750 ml and larger. For sizes less than 750 ml, please submit three bottles per entry. If packaged in cans, please send 8 per entry.
The judging will take place February 21st & 22nd, 2023.
Winning wines will be announced post competition and featured in a special promotional campaign with the LA Times in mid to late March, 2023.
Please ship spirits directly to the address below. We will accept spirit shipments until 5 p.m. on February 14th, 2023. Please label boxes 1 of 1 or 1 of 2, etc.
LA Invitational Spirits Challenge
c/o Express Wine Delivery
7970 Cameron Dr.
Windsor, CA 95492
Shipping Deadline: February 14th, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Judging: February 21st and 22nd, 2023.
Fees are $345 per entry online or $195 for Mixers and Pre-mixed Cocktails
Spirits produced in any region of the world that meet the applicable federal legal requirements
Who may enter
Open to Commercial Distillers, Craft Distillers, Producers, Importers and Distributors
For more information about advertising with the Los Angeles Times, please contact Eric Ma, Executive Director, Media and Advertising Sales @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Dustin Erb, Associate, Director Events and Sponsorship @ email@example.com.
An official entry shall consist of two (2) bottles, each bottle no less than 750 ml in volume or larger. For sizes less than 750 ml, please submit three (3) bottles per entry. If packaged in cans, please send 6 per entry.
Any spirit that is delivered to the competition without a full and proper label will be disqualified from the judging. Please do not send spirits with laboratory, temporary, photocopied, or altered labels
Please note that Gold and above winners will be receiving medals automatically. Digital awards will be available on the website for all winners to use as they choose for individual award promotion. (websites, social media, advertising, etc.)