3rd Annual

Los Angeles Invitational Spirits Challenge

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About

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.

Media Sponsor

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Uncle Nearest Uncut and Unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey wowed judges with its “leathery,” “earthy,” and “Moose Lodge-class old-style rye” characteristics, as it marched to the top of the spirits sweepstakes entries to take Best of the Best honors.
Uncle Nearest Uncut and Unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey - Best of the Best (2023).

Reasons to Enter

  • Increase brand awareness in the Los Angeles region, one of the top wine and spirits markets in the world.
  • Experienced judges representing:
    • Winemakers
    • Distillers
    • Wine & Spirits Media
    • Alcohol Beverage Educators
    • Trade and Restaurant / Hospitality Industries
  • Winning Producers will have the opportunity to participate in the:
  • Winners to receive multi-formatted digital medals specifically designed for online and social media marketing.
  • Gold and better listed and promoted on the website and through social media channels.
  • Winners will be promoted in a LA Times promotional campaign specifically targeting Food & Drink Enthusiasts
    • Tasting Notes Newsletter: 158,000 impressions
    • Targeted ad campaign: 140,000 impressions
    • Dedicated email: 140,000 impressions
    • Total campaign: 430,000+ impressions
  • Los Angeles Times Media Sponsor Reach
    • 40 Million Unique Visitors
    • 75 Million Page Views
    • 9 Million+ Social Followers
    • 250,000 Annual Event Attendees
    • 74% of visitors are from Mobile
    • 4.4 Million Weekly Print + Digital Readers in L.A.
    Source: Digital (Google Analytics, Jan. – Sept. 2021 Avg.), Readership (Scarborough LA 2021 R1).

Entry Deadline and Product Shipments Due

Early Bird Entry Deadline: February 5th, 2024

Regular Entry Deadline: February 15th, 2024

Delivery Deadline: February 16th, 2024 (by 5 p.m.)

Judging

February 27th & 28th, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Early Bird Entry Fee: $325 per online entry / $175 Mixers and Pre-Mixed Cocktails.

*Must enter by February 5th, 2024.

Regular Entry Fee: $345 per online entry / $195 Mixers and Pre-Mixed Cocktails.

*Must enter by February 15th, 2024.

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Official Rules

Cheers!

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