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New World International Wine Competition 2020




Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition was officially established as an independent competition in 1991.

Jerry D. Mead was a well known and syndicated wine columnist, publisher, and consultant. Mr. Mead was also founder of the world’s largest California-only wine competition, the Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

It was his desire to establish a wine competition that, for the first time in America and perhaps the world, pit the best wines from each price class against each other resulting in a Best of Variety award. Further he wished to offer Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals for excellence, and also sponsored trophies to recognize "Best of Class" and "Best of Show".

This desire was first realized in 1989 as a part of the National Orange Show. The competition remained as such for another year, and then, at the urging of partner Bill Anthony, in 1991 the first annual "Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition" began. Jerry was very proud of this competition, feeling that it ultimately served the interests of wine consumers worldwide.

Thank you so much for your continued support and participation in Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition, more commonly known as NWIWC. It has been a pleasure working with you over the years. With your help, this competition has raised over $2 million for local charities.

For further information: New World International Wine Competition


Location & Dates

From: 23/02/2020
Up to: 24/02/2020
Location: Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center 700 N Haven Ave. Ontario, CA 91764

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