Answers to common questions about our annual spirits competition

Tasting the Spirit
Anna Bruce

How much does it cost to enter?

The registration fee is $345 per online entry / $195 Mixers and Pre-Mixed Cocktails.

Is there a paper entry form?

No, all submissions must go through our online system for better and more accurate tracking and communication.

When is the deadline to enter?

The final deadline for entries and wine delivery is October 16, 2019.

How many bottles need to be sent per entry?

An official entry shall consist of 2 bottles per entry for 750 ml and larger.  For sizes less than 750 ml, please submit 3 bottles per entry. 

When will the competition take place?

The judging will take place October 21-22 in Sonoma County, CA.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced in the Sunset magazine January/February issue.

Where do I send my spirits?

Please ship spirits directly to the address below. Entries MUST arrive no later than October 16, 2019. You may also download pre-addressed shipping labels using the link above.

Sunset International Spirits Competition

c/o Wine Country Shipping

7686 Bell Road

Windsor, CA 95492

Who should I contact if I have more questions?

Please contact Debra Del Fiorentino at: or (415) 640-6337.