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International Women’s Wine Competition Now Accepting Entries

Submitted By: Tara Thomas, July 02, 2012
Women &Wine® Partnership Adds Targeted E-Marketing

Santa Rosa, CA – The International Women’s Wine Competition is accepting entries through August 9, 2012. Expertly judged by women, for women, the competition is once again partnering with Women & Wine®, a community for lovers of wine, food, and travel.

Chaired by Debra Del Fiorentino, Sommelier, CWP, CSW, the International Women’s Wine Competition will be judged exclusively by women, with the female end consumer in mind. “Women choose and buy eight out of every ten bottles of wine consumed in the home,” explains Del Fiorentino, “and awards are strong sales drivers.”

Judges for this year’s competition include:
Dr. Liz Thach, MS, Professor Sonoma State University, Wine Business Institute
Julie Brosterman, Founder & CEO Women and Wine
Dr. Valerie Uhl, Chief Judge and Director, “North of the Gate” Wine Competition

Women & Wine®, a community for lovers of wine, food, and travel, uses social media and live events to build on- and off-line connections with over 20,000 consumers daily. Established in 2005 by CEO Julie Brosterman, the company’s Facebook fan page draws over 500,000 impressions monthly, making it one of the most active pages for wine lovers.

Wineries who enter online through will receive a paperless discount of $10 per wine entry through the deadline date. is a user-friendly wine competition software package that allows the user to set up an account and manage wine entries in any or all of Vineyard & Winery Management’s six wine competitions.

For more information or to enter online, visit:

About Vineyard & Winery Management
Vineyard & Winery Management publishes the leading independent award-winning wine trade publication, Vineyard & Winery Management magazine (currently with the largest circulation of any North American wine trade publication), and Winedex® (Wine Industry Index). Based in Santa Rosa, California, the multimedia corporation also produces seminars, conferences, and trade shows (Wineries Unlimited, Midwest Grape and Wine Conference, Wine Sales Summit – direct-to-consumer, Winery DIY, and Managing the Winery Laboratory), as well as six wine competitions (Grand Harvest Awards, International Eastern Wine Competition, NextGen Wine Competition for Millennial Wine Drinkers, International Women's Wine Competition, West Coast Wine Competition, and U.S. National Wine Competition).

For Immediate Release
Date: July 2, 2012
Contact: Bill Traverso
Phone: 707-577-7700 x105