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Wine Country Network, Inc., publisher of Wine Country International® magazine and producer Denver International Spirits Competition, has announced that the 1st Annual Tequila Mezcal Challenge will take place on October 19-20, 2019 at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado.

Company Info

The Tequila Mezcal Challenge (TMC) is organized by Wine Country Network, Inc, the publishers of Wine Country International® magazine and the organizers of these world-famous beverage competitions:

We are organizing the TMC and select a prestigious panel of Tequila & Mezcal professionals consisting of Master Sommelier's, F&B Directors, Journalists, and Retailers Buyers. Our goal is to create a well-rounded panel of experts that will taste the Tequilas, Mezcal & Agave Spirits “double-blind” and achieve the fairest scoring results possible. For our popular categories, we plan to separate spirits in different price points to maintain an even playing field.

Medal-winning spirits will be posted on this website within 72 hours of the competition. Posted winners will remain listed in the results section of this website under the year that their spirits won a medal. Wine Country Network conducts an aggressive publicity campaign generating valuable media exposure for all winners.

We cordially invite your participation!

Wine Country Network, Inc. is a multi-platform media and event company dedicated to wine, beer, spirits, food, and travel. Christopher and Darcy Davies founded the company in 2002 in New York. Today the company is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The company publishes Wine Country International® Magazine, a well-respected glossy print publication (2003 to 2012), which transformed into a fully digital magazine in 2013. The magazine is now available through Issuu, the world’s leading digital publishing platform. https://winecountryinternational.com/

It also hosts a radio show “Travel, Wine & Cuisine” which is podcast on iTunes at www.twcradio.com

Tequila Mezcal Challenge
2019 The Executive Committee Chairs::

Christopher Davies
Publisher & Editorial Director
Wine Country International® magazine
Wine Country Network, Inc

Darcy R Davies
President & Creative Director
Wine Country Network, Inc

Larry Wilcox
Senior Spirits Judge
President of Top Shelf Liquor

Tyler Jessica Augustine
General Manager
Wine Country Network, Inc

For additional information, please contact us at 719.488.1800.

You may also email: info@winecountrynetwork.com

The 2020 Tequila Mezcal Challenge will begin accepting entries on February 1, 2020.

Enter your best Tequila, Mezcal, and Agave in the largest and most respected spirits competition dedicated to defining excellence in more than 60 categories of Tequila, Mezcal and Agave Spirits. All spirits are tasted double-blind by a prestigious panel of beverage professionals, sommeliers and trade members. TMC uses The Data Still for online entries.

Please Save The Dates!
2020 Tequila Mezcal Challenge
July 20 to 22, 2020, New Orleans, LA

We are excited that next year's competition will take place in New Orleans during the same week as the "Tales of The Cocktail" Festival. Judging will take place on Monday, July 20, 2020. A special Trade & Media reception will showcase the winners on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, provided added exposure for winning brands.

We will begin accepting entries on February 1, 2020.