BROOMFIELD, Colorado, August 23, 2022 — Wine Country Network, Inc., publisher of Wine Country International® Magazine and producer of numerous highly respected professional beverage competitions, has announced that it is accepting entries for the Canned Challenge through October 14, 2022.

The Canned Challenge, set to take Place October 22-23, is the world’s first professionally judged competition to define excellence in canned alcoholic drinks. The Canned Challenge Tasting Contest will be conducted double-blind by a prestigious panel of mixologists, bartenders, beverage professionals, sommeliers, buyers, and trade members. The Canned Challenge Packaging and Design Contest will be juried by a committee of art directors, designers, and retailers, focusing on critical elements that help a brand stand out from its competitors.

Canned alcoholic drinks are convenient and enjoyable in various situations, including at home, on the beach, on the boat, on the golf course, or camping. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyone, canned adult beverages are shaking up the beverage industry.

The 2022 Canned Challenge is now accepting canned beverages in the following categories:
•Hard Seltzer •Spiked Spritzers •Premixed / Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Cocktails
•Wine •Mixers •Hard Cider •Hard Kombucha •Sake

Competition details:
For all products (except canned wine), including packaging & design
Entry Fee: $250
Enter online through The Data Still.

For wines (only)
Entry Fee: $110
Enter wines online through Enofile Online.

Sample Cans Required:
Tasting Competition: 8-12 oz or equivalent ounces
Packaging and Design: 1 can of each

“Our well-rounded and seasoned panel of judges will taste products double-blind to achieve the fairest scoring results possible,” said Christopher J. Davies, Wine Country Network CEO and Co-Founder. “We are looking to identify the best products in this exciting category!”

The 2022 Canned Challenge will announce winners in late October, right before the busy holiday buying season. Consumers can view the winners’ list online and seek top-scored products locally. Winners will have the opportunity to promote their results with royalty-free digital images of the competition medals and other valuable brand marketing assets.
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Company Info:
The Canned Challenge is organized by Wine Country Network, Inc., the publisher of Wine Country International® Magazine and the organizer of the following world-famous beverage competitions:

•Denver International Spirits Competition:
•Denver International Wine Competition:
•Drink Pink International Rosé Wine Competition:
•North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition:
•Tequila Mezcal Challenge:

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 Broomfield, Colorado.

The company 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.