Beyond winery award notification, the event producer makes every effort spotlight gold medal+ award-winning wines. This includes in print in multiple publications, mentions on various websites and in virtual newsletters and of course the best way possible...a public tasting to showcase your winning wine(s).
Here are just some locations gold-medalists and Best-Of winners are promoted:
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (in print and online)
Immediately after judging, an official announcement of gold-medal winners and above will appear in an issue of The Press Democrat, the number one source for North Bay local and regional news, entertainment and consumer information. Options for award-winners to purchase display advertising are also made available is this issue.
SPIRITED MAGAZINE (in print and online)
An article will appear in a subsequent issue of Spirited, the locally-based award-winning magazine devoted to the beer, wine, spirits and cider industry.
VIRTUAL MEDIA OUTLETS (traditional and social media)
Announcements will be made through traditional social media channels and industry media outlets including but not limited to Wine Industry Network (WIN) and its Wine Industry Advisor.
WINECOMPETITIONS.COM & ENOFILEONLINE.COM
The official competition entry sites list Gold-Medalists. Every time an entrant enters another wine competition, they have the option to click and see the North Coast gold-medalists.
VARIOUS WINE WRITER AND JUDGES' BLOGS
This event has gained in popularity among professional wine judges and wine writers as a don't miss event. Each year, they are anxious to taste these fabulous wines and are prepared to be impressed and spread the word - a great stamp of approval and free PR to boost sales for entrants.
This annual well-attended wine and food event is typically held each June, about two months after the judging. Local chefs are invited to join gold-medal winners for a food and wine pairing not to be missed. This is a fantastic way to have your wines sampled by people who truly appreciate and understand fine wines and want a taste of the North Coast's Best of the Best. A fun time is had by all and attendees mark their calendars for this time next year.