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Experience Rosé Expands Concept to Embrace all Rosé-Infused Beverages: 2019 Competition Accepting Entries

by Press Release
March 13, 2019

HEALDSBURG, CA – (March 13, 2019) – Wineries may now enter EXPERIENCE ROSÉ: THE 2019 COMPETITION (formerly Rosé Today), and this year, for the first time ever, the competition is open to all rosé-infused products. Produced by Wine Competitions Management & Productions, the judging will take place at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, Calif. on May 1, 2019. Those who register by March 29 will enjoy a $5-dollar savings per entry.

Gold-and-above winners in the Competition are invited to showcase their wines in The Great Rosé Infusion of Summer, to be held Saturday, June 22 at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg. “There is a burgeoning appetite for all things rosé,” says Experience Rosé Founder and Co-Producer Craig Palmer. “Our goal is to showcase excellence, and the Competition sets that standard. This year we look forward to bringing our guests not only the best in rosé wines, but in rosé-infused spirits, beers and ciders. This is a first-of-its-kind idea for a public event.

Experience Rosé is one of only a handful of U.S. competitions exclusively focused on identifying excellence in rosé wine, domestic and international, all styles. “Last year this event drew entries from some of the very best rosé wines in the nation with its winner, Draxton Wines, scoring an unbelievable 100 points for its 2017 Pinot Meunier Rosé, Napa Valley,” according to event producer Debra Del Fiorentino.

She adds, “This judging is committed to the highest standards of competition. Now entering its sixth year it has consistently grown in popularity since its inception. The Experience Rosé judging seeks the very best in dry, a little sweet and sparkling styles that pair quality winemaking with the passion for rosé and its infinite possibilities.”

Members of the media are invited to attend Media Day on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Soda Rock Winery, where top awards will be announced and Gold medal winners will be pouring their rosé wines. In addition, a public tasting entitled The Great Rosé Infusion for Summer is planned for Saturday, June 22, 2019, noon to 4:00 p.m. also at Soda Rock Winery. A harvest tasting is also in development with details to be announced.

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About Wine Competitions Management & Production (WCMP)

This organization owns and operates a variety of different competitions including Sunset International Wine Competition, West Coast Wine Competition, International Eastern Wine Competition, East Meets West, International Women’s Wine Competition, Harvest Challenge, and the Craft Distillers Spirits Competition, The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, and Experience Rosé. It also manages the California Cider Competition and the Mendocino Apple Show International Cider Competition.

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