Cabernet Shootout and Challenge Overview

10th AnniversaryA wide array of palates emphasizing both traditional and new media will gather to assess the best Cabernets from all over the world at the Cabernet Shootout Finals on January 11, 2016 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. More…

Competition Director ~ Christian O’Kuinghttons
Sommelier d’Hotel, Cellar Master, Mixologist, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

Chief Judge ~ Dave Preston
Nevada’s Guru of the Good Life, Food & Wine Columnist & Radio Personality
Barbara Drady, Chief Wine Evangelist, Affairs of the Vine

Invite you to submit your Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Blends for consideration to the
10th Anniversary Cabernet Shootout…Celebrating 10 Years of Cabernet Winemaking Excellence

The finalists will be showcased at a special Cabernet Shootout Challenge on Sunday, March 13th 2016 for Wine Loving Consumers and Monday, March 14th 2016 for Qualified Wine Trade at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa In Reno. Consumers, media, winemakers, and other wine industry folks will pit their palates against the panel – selecting and voting for their favorites.

The comments and reactions to the wines will be accessible on the Affairs of the Vine website and will be posted by mid-March. Scores will not be posted until after the event.

The Cabernet Shootout Challenge will be featured on radio, TV, numerous wine publications, Facebook. Twitter, and other Social Media networks.

Vintners wishing to partake in this event should register as soon as possible.
We request that wines be received by December 15th.
Preliminary Tastings Begin December 16th
Please ship your wines to be received as soon as possible.

Please send four bottles of each wine entered to:

Affairs of the Vine
696 Elliott Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Click here for the online registration form

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