Sunset Magazine Announces Year Two of International Spirits Competition.

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Click here for more information on how to enter and click here for last year’s FAQ. Last year’s winners can be found here.

We’re thrilled to announce year two of the Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition. Combined with our international wine competition, which dates back to 2012, the Sunset Wine and Drinks platform is fast becoming one of the most influential platforms for readers across the country seeking advice on what to drink, and how to drink it with style.

“Our coverage of the category has truly resonated with readers—and this year, spirits have never been more relevant. From launching our “Sunset Sips” Instagram series to covering the innovations in distilling and mixology taking place in the West, we’re thrilled to be a part of this conversation. We can’t wait for this year’s results,” said Editor-in-Chief Matt Bean.

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Winning producers will be featured in the December release of a Spirits Special with supporting microsite. The edition will be promoted and available for 12 months or until the 2021 Spirit Awards winners are announced. All winners will also receive a medal and license-free graphics of their winning award(s).

The esteemed judging panels represent large-volume buyers, influential media, successful distillers, and other professionals from the spirits industry.

The Sunset Magazine International Spirits Competition will take place on October 20th – 21st, 2020 in Santa Rosa, CA and the deadline for submission is October 16th. For more information on the competition and submission process, click here.

About Sunset

Sunset shares the best of life in the West―from travel and food to home and garden―with an audience of more than 6 million. Sunset showcases the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations, inspiring readers to achieve the dream of living in the West. is the West’s essential guide to all the best things about the region: easy outdoor living and gardening, unexpected day trips and destinations, fast and fresh foods, shockingly perfect wine pairings, and innovative home decorating and design.

About Wine & Spirit Competitions Management & Productions

Based in Santa Rosa, California, WSCM&P is an independently owned and operated adult beverage competition company with a uniquely designed portfolio to appeal to a niche market based on its regional or otherwise defined style of judging. Its wine competitions include The Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, Harvest Challenge, East Meets West, and the International Women’s Wine Competition, and Experience Rose.  For more information visit: