April 19th, 2014 - Consumer Wine Awards Celebration

‘Taste of Gold‘ Awards Celebration

You’re Invited to the Best Event in the Wine Country!

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Experience Gold and Platinum Wine Tasting

Swirl and Sip Wines that claimed Platinum and Gold Medals at the Prestigious Consumer Wine Awards Competition, which is hosted in Lodi. On April 19th, 2014 we’re offering wine consumers and enthusiasts the opportunity to taste many of the wines that won platinum or gold awards at this premier wine tasting event. Your ticket includes selected appetizers that complement fine wine tasting, along with entertainment.

~ 2014 CWA Winners ~

All Awards by Winery
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Special Awards
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All Awards by Medal
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What is the Consumer Wine Awards

This competition is different from any competition you have, or have not, ever entered.

Our Mission: Is to explore and introduce new ways to understand, embrace, engage, and cultivate wine and to create a more sustainable and healthy wine industry.

Our Goal: Is to provide wineries an opportunity to showcase their wines with other wines from around the world to independent, sophisticated wine consumers - selected based on criteria developed by Diversity Wine Awards to determine wine preferences on personal, psychological, and physiological traits - who will evaluate all wines and offer direct feedback and recommendations to other consumers who share similar affinities and passions.

What this is About: This is the sixth year for the Consumer Wine Awards, and the ninth year of a series of tasting events designed to refine and improve the consumer wine evaluation process and to expose wine enthusiasts to unique wines. Proceeds from the event are used by Rotary for local and international service projects. The Consumer Evaluators assessing the wines in each category will be the very consumers who are most inclined to buy and enjoy the wines of that category.

We are conducting several formal research projects that are at the core of both our methods for assessing the wine as well as creating innovative ways to provide consumers with an alternative means for confidently exploring and enjoying new wines and supplying wineries with this data collected to assist in the marketing and selling of their wine.

~ Key CWA Dates ~

March 22, 2014
Competition was held at the Lodi Grape Festival in Lodi, CA

April 19, 2014
“Taste of Gold” Awards Dinner will be held at the Lodi‘s Historic Woman’s Club
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Meet Our Consumer Wine Award Sponsors

Primary Sponsors

  • Lodi-Tokay Rotary Club
    Lodi-Tokay Rotary Club
  • Woodbridge Winery Primary Sponsor
    Woodbridge Winery
  • Lodi Winegrape Commission Primary Sponsor
    Lodi Winegrape Commission
  • Vino Farms, Inc.
    Vino Farms, Inc.
  • Lodi Vines Wine Fulfillment
    Lodi Vines

  • Herlife Magazine

Interested in Becoming A CWA Sponsor!  Download A Sponsorship Levels and Benefits Form.

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Helpful Contacts. We are here to help!

Jim Natsis (Chairman)
Event Information, General Inquiries

EM: omegacellars@gmail.com
PH: (408) 857-7332

Aaron E. Kidder
Winery Signups, Scoring Results and WEB Assistance

EM: aaronkidder@gmail.com
PH: (209) 969-9296

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