Results

The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition in Review

Check out details, trends, and past year’s top winners.

The 2021 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition was held at Leyenda from August 30th to September 3rd. The 2021 Competition featured spirits and wine entries from all over the world.

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BEST IN SHOW - WINE

BEST IN CLASS - WINE

Best Chardonnnay
Talbott Vineyards Chardonnay, Monterey, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $23
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Invivo Wines x Sarah Jessica Parker Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best White Italian Varietal
Pasqua Winery Garganega, Veneto IGT, Italy
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $16
Best Other White Varietal
Dogliotti Moscato D'Asti, Italy
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Wakefield St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Australia
VINTAGE: 2018      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Bordeaux Blend (Under $25)
Be Human Red Blend, Columbia Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Premium Non-Bordeaux Blend
ROWEN Wine Co. Cooley Vineyard Premium Red Blend, Sonoma County, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $55
Best Merlot
Be Human Merlot, Columbia Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Shiraz
Wakefield Shiraz, Limestone, Australia
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $18
Best Pinot Noirr
Qupé Wine Cellars Pinot Noir, California, USA
VINTAGE: 2019      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Italian Red
Pasqua Winery Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella, DOC, Italy
VINTAGE: 2012      RETAIL PRICE: $113
Best Rosé Blend
O'Leary Fine Wines Rosé, California, USA
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Varietal Rosé
Inches Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, Horse Heaven Hills, USA
VINTAGE: 2020      RETAIL PRICE: $12
Best Other Sparkling
Muse Orchard Sparkling Apple Wine, Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $25

BEST IN SHOW - SPIRITS

BEST IN CLASS – SPIRITS

Best Vodka
Townes Vodka, Texas, USA
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $12
Best Flavored Vodka
Rolling Still Red Chile Vodka, New Mexico, USA
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $26
Best Gin
Revivalist Spirits, Pennsylvania, USA
ALCOHOL: 42%      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Overall Gin • Best Old Tom Gin
Bareksten Old Tom Gin, Bergen, Norway
ALCOHOL: 44%      RETAIL PRICE: $38
Best Dark/Gold Rum
Edward Teach Legacy Rum, Grand Cayman
ALCOHOL: 42%      RETAIL PRICE: $30
Best Overall Rum • Best Extra-Aged Rum - 5 Years & Older
Ron Colon Salvadoreño High Proof Dark Aged Rum, El Salvador
ALCOHOL: 55.5%      RETAIL PRICE: $37
Best Silver/Gold (Unaged) Tequila
Flecha Azul Tequila Blanco, Jalisco, Mexico
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Reposado Tequila
Cierto Tequila Private Collection Reposado, Tequila, Mexico
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Añejo Tequila
Calirosa Tequila Añejo, Amatitán, Jalisco, Mexico
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $74
Best Extra Añejo Tequila
Cierto Tequila Reserve Collection Extra Añejo, Tequila, Mexico
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Other Agave Spirit
AQARÁ Reposado Agave de los Andes, Caraz, Peru
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $54
Best Other White Spirit
WaliaIbex Areke, Virginia, USA
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $35
Best Straight Bourbon
W. L. Weller Antique 107 Wheated Bourbon, Kentucky, USA
ALCOHOL: 53.5%      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Small Batch Bourbon. Up to 10 Years
King's Family Distillery Wheated Bourbon, USA
ALCOHOL: 50%      RETAIL PRICE: $49
Best Single Barrel Bourbon Up to 10 Years
John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon, Virginia, USA
ALCOHOL: 50%      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Overall Bourbon • Best Special Barrel-Finished Bourbon
Rabbit Hole Dareringer Straight Bourbon Finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks, USA
ALCOHOL: 46.5%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Tennessee Whiskey
Uncle Nearest Master Blend Edition Bourbon, Tennessee, USA
ALCOHOL: 55.51%      RETAIL PRICE: $149
Best Rye Whiskey
Bespoken Spirits Rye Whiskey Batch X, Indiana, USA
ALCOHOL: 50%      RETAIL PRICE: $35
Best Other Single Malt Whisky
Togouchi Single Malt Japanese Whisky 1st Release Cask Strength, Japan
ALCOHOL: 52%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Blended Scotch
The Sassenach Limited Batch Release Blended Scotch, Scotland
ALCOHOL: 46%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Pre-Mixed Cocktail
Coit Spirits Paradisio, California, USA
ALCOHOL: 15.5%      RETAIL PRICE: $5
Best Hard Seltzer
Volley Tequila Seltzer - Zesty Lime, Mexico
ALCOHOL: 5.25%      RETAIL PRICE: 12