5th Annual Denver Int’l Spirits Competition Now Accepting Entries!

5th Annual Denver Int’l Spirits Competition Now Accepting Entries!
Domestic and International Distillers may enter in more than 100 categories!

Denver, Colorado, Wine Country Network, producer of Wine Country International magazine and numerous professional beverage and culinary competitions, announced today that the 5th Annual Denver International Spirits Competition is now open to accept spirit entries.

The Denver International Spirits Competition (DISC) is the regions largest double blind professional spirits competition. The DISC ranks amongst along with only 3 other International spirit competitions worldwide (San Francisco, London, New York).

Spirits judging is based on a 100-point scale and by price categories yielding the fairest ratings. Judges will cast their votes for the best spirit entries in as many as 102 different categories. Top scored distilleries receive handsome die-cast award medals, royalty free promotional artwork and valuable media exposure.

Wine Country Network, Inc is now assembling a prestigious panel of more than 20 of the nations most respected spirits authorities to participate. For 2016, the competition will include several internationally acclaimed guest judges including Blair Bowman, Scottish whisky expert and journalist.

All spirits producers, importers and distributors are now encouraged to enter their products before February 29, 2016. For details and entry forms visit: DENVERSPIRITSCOMP.COM or call 303 664-5700.


Editors: High-resolution photos from past competitions are available upon request. Email: cdavies@winecountrynetwork.com

Interviews Requests? Call 303 664-5700.
Christopher J. Davies, Editor-in Chief of Wine Country International ® and co-founder of the Denver International Spirits Competition is available for interviews.

Industry Fast Facts:
Distilling in the US is a fast growing industry!

*Licensed Distilleries in the US.

January 2014= 1,000
January 2015= 1,500
November 2015= 1,800

Licensed Colorado Distilleries=77
(Operating or in development)

* Source: TTB/Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

Official 2016 Competition Logo:


About Us
Wine Country Network, Inc. is a multi-platform media and event company dedicated to wine, beer, spirits, food and travel. Christopher and Darcy Davies founded the company in 2002 in New York. Today the company is based in Erie, Colorado.

It publishes Wine Country International® Magazine, a well-respected glossy print publication (2003 to 2012), which transformed into a fully digital magazine in 2013. The magazine is now available through Issuu, the world’s leading digital publishing platform. It also hosts a radio show “Travel, Wine & Cuisine” which is podcast on iTunes www.twcradio.com, and throughout the year organizes several professional beverage competitions (Wine, Spirits and Beer), as well as the Denver International Wine Festival and the Pairsine Chefs Food and Beverage Pairing Competitions.

For further information, please visit www.winecountrynetwork.com or call 303-664-5700.


Media Contact
Christopher J. Davies
Tel. 303 664-5700 Mobile 720 302-3666