Tequila Mezcal Challenge Product Categories

We have more than 60 categories to choose from and anticipate adding more over time.

TMC Judging Catagories are Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Raicilla, Bacanora, and Agave Spirits

2020 Tequila Mezcal ChallengeThe 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 Sommeliers, 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 into 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.

2020 Tequila Mezcal Challenge
We cordially invite your participation!


Competition Dates: 
July 20 -22, 2020

New Orleans, LA


Online Entries: 
July 1, 2020

Product Delivery: 
July 6, 2020

Entry Fee:

Bottles Required: 2-750 ml (or equivalent ounces)

Sample Bottle Delivery Address:

Wine Country Network (TMC)
6547 N Academy Blvd, #901
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Tel. (719) 488-1800

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.

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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.