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The New York World Wine & Spirits Competition in Review

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

The 2019 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition was held at the Melrose Ballroom from August 21st to August 22nd. The 2019 Competition featured spirits and wine entries from all over the world.

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BEST IN SHOW - WINE

BEST IN CLASS - WINE

Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Ca'Momi HEARTCRAFT Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Non-Bordeaux Blend
Ca'Momi Rosso, California, USA
VINTAGE: 2017      RETAIL PRICE: $15
Best Petite Sirah
Cholame Vineyard La Presa Vineyard Petite Sirah, Santa Barbara, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Pinot Noir
Rodney Strong Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2016      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Rosé
Benessere Vineyards Estate Rosato di Sangiovese, St. Helena, Napa Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2018       RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Sangiovese
Bella Vista Winery Sangiovese, Temecula, CA
VINTAGE: 2016       RETAIL PRICE: $44
Best Sauvignon Blanc
Mud House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zeland
VINTAGE: 2018       RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Shiraz
Shottesbrooke Tide Chaser Shiraz, Langhorne, Australia
VINTAGE: 2018       RETAIL PRICE: $17
Best Tempranillo
Adega Northwest Tempranillo, Umpqua Valley, USA
VINTAGE: 2015       RETAIL PRICE: $24
Best Zinfandel
DaVine Cellars Old Gold Zinfandel, Monterey, USA
VINTAGE: 2016       RETAIL PRICE: $48
Best Brut
J Vineyards & Winery Cuvée Brut, California, USA
VINTAGE: NV      RETAIL PRICE: $25

BEST IN SHOW - SPIRITS

BEST IN CLASS – SPIRITS

Best Vodka
Wheatley Vodka, Kentucky, USA
ALCOHOL: 41%      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Gin
Sakurao Gin Hamagou, Hiroshima, Japan
ALCOHOL: 47%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Flavored Gin
Watershed Distillery Bourbon Barrel Gin, Ohio, USA
ALCOHOL: 44%      RETAIL PRICE: $38
Best White Rum
Florida Cane El Encanto Silver Rum, Florida, USA
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $25
Best Dark/Gold Rum
Papa's Pilar Marquesas Blend Rum, Caribbean
ALCOHOL: 44%      RETAIL PRICE: $47
Best Rhum Agricole
Chalong Bay Pure Series Rum, Phuket, Thailand
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $20
Best Silver/Gold Tequila
Azuñia Blanco Organic Tequila, Amatitán, Jalisco, Mexico
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $35
Best Extra Añejo Tequila
Cierto Private Collection Extra Añejo Tequila, Mexico
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE: $450
Best Flavored Whiskey
Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, California, USA
ALCOHOL: 35%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Straight Bourbon
W.L. Weller C.Y.P.B. Bourbon, Kentucky, USA
ALCOHOL: 47.5%      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Small Batch Bourbon - Up to 10 Years
1792 Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Kentucky, USA
ALCOHOL: 62.5%      RETAIL PRICE: $45
Best Rye Whiskey
Rabbit Hole Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Kentucky, USA
ALCOHOL: 47.5%      RETAIL PRICE: $50
Best Other Whiskey
Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Single Grain Whiskey, Washington, USA
ALCOHOL: 43%      RETAIL PRICE: $525
Best Scotch
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch, Islay, Scotland
ALCOHOL: 48%      RETAIL PRICE: $60
Best Brandy/Cognac VSOP or Equivalent
Beehive Brandy VSOP, France
ALCOHOL: 40%      RETAIL PRICE:
Best Cocktail Mixer
Taste of Florida Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, Florida, USA
ALCOHOL: 0%      RETAIL PRICE: $6