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2013 International Women’s Wine Competition Welcomes Media Partner Women for WineSense

Submitted By: Tara Thomas, May 21, 2013
Santa Rosa, CA – Vineyard & Winery Management announces a media partnership with Women for WineSense for its 2013 International Women’s Wine Competition.

Chief Judge Debra Del Fiorentino, Sommelier, CWP, CSW, points out that the International Women’s Wine Competition is judged entirely by leading women in the wine industry. The judges recognize not only the best wines submitted, but also the wines they most feel would appeal to women wine buyers and consumers.

“This media alliance is the logical fit,” says Del Fiorentino. “Their goals and objectives are perfectly in sync with ours for this niche judging.”

“Our organization is all about offering wine education to empower women both in their wine careers and through the development of their palates in order to make more informed purchasing decisions,” enthused Women for WineSense National President Rebecca Moore. “We are thrilled to provide our members with this opportunity.”

Women for WineSense members will be offered a $5 per wine discount for every entry as a benefit to WWS members and to help drive entries.

According to Del Fiorentino, “We have excellent, top notch judges including Liz Thach, MW, Professor of Wine Business & Management, SSU Wine Business Institute; Theo Snyder, wine buyer for Total Wine & More; Traci Dutton, Sommelier, The Culinary Institute of America; Jessica Alteri, Sommelier, CEO Wine Channel TV Network; and Shauna Rosenblum, Head Winemaker, Rock Wall Winery. I invite you to go online to see a complete list of judges with their bios.”

The judging will be held in Sonoma County, California July 9-10, 2013. Deadline for entries is June 20.

Entries may be made through the event website at or through See for complete details.

About Women for WineSense
Women for WineSense (WWS), soon to be in its 25th year, is a national organization with multiple chapters and over 800 members across the United States. The membership ranges from wine enthusiasts to those actively employed in, or seeking to enter, the wine industry and boasts some of the most famous, and soon to be famous, names in the wine world. With a mission focused on education, networking and the promotion of women in the wine industry, WWS is able to offer a wide array of programs and events to tempt and educate palates ranging from aficionados to professional members. For more information and to join this amazing organization, please visit

About Vineyard & Winery Management
Based in Santa Rosa, California, Vineyard & Winery Management is an independent family-owned and operated multimedia company that produces a wine industry trade publication, conferences, trade shows and wine competitions. It publishes Vineyard & Winery Management magazine, which has the highest circulation of any North American wine trade publication. V&WM’s conferences and trade shows include Wineries Unlimited, Midwest Grape and Wine, and Winery DIY. Its wine competitions include the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, Grand Harvest Awards, International Eastern Wine Competition, International Wine Channel TV Awards, International Women's Wine Competition, West Coast Wine Competition, and U.S. National Wine Competition. See for more information.


Contact: Debra Del Fiorentino
Phone: 707-577-7700 X 109