Canned Beverages

• Hard Seltzer •Spiked Spritzers • Premixed / Ready-To-Drink (RTD) Cocktails • Non-Alcoholic Mixers • Non-Alcoholic Cocktails-NEW! • Mixers • Hard Cider • Hard Kombucha • Sake. Enter online through the Data Still

Canned Wine

Enter wines online through Enofile Online

The 2024 Canned Challenge is now accepting products in these categories:
•Hard Seltzer •Spiked Spritzers •Premixed Cocktails •Wine •Sake •Hard Cider • Non-Alcoholic Mixers • Non-Alcoholic Cocktails-NEW! • Kombucha • Packaging Design
The 2024 Canned Challenge (CC) is organized by Wine Country Network, Inc., the publishers of Wine Country International® magazine, and the organizers of six world-famous beverage competitions.

Tasting Competition:
We are now organizing a prestigious panel of industry professionals consisting of Master Sommeliers, Directors, Journalists, and Retailers Buyers. Our goal is to create a well-rounded panel of experts that will taste the products “double-blind” and achieve the fairest scoring results possible. For our popular categories, we may separate products into different price points to maintain an even playing field.

Packaging and Design Competition:
Packaging and design are crucial aspects of marketing and product positioning in the ever-crowded world of adult beverages. Many producers make enormous financial and time investments in trying to develop the perfect design.

The 2024 Canned Challenge will offer a separate packaging and design contest that will be judged by Art Directors, Designers, Marketers, and Retailers.

Awards Process:
Medal-winning spirits will be posted on this website within 7 days of the competition. Posted winners will remain listed in the results section of this website under the year that their products won a medal. Wine Country Network conducts an aggressive publicity campaign generating valuable media exposure for all winners.

Product Categories List:
Click here for our full list of product categories

Revised deadlines:
Online Entries: October 9, 2024
Samples delivered by: October 11, 2024
Final Judging: October 19-20, 2024

Location: Denver, Colorado, and conducted nationally with highly respected beverage professionals.

Entry Fee:
$250 per entry

For wines (only)
Entry Fee: $125 per entry

Sample Product Required:

•Tasting Contest
Please supply 8-12 OZ cans (or the equivalent of 96 ounces).

•Packaging and Design Contest
Please supply 1 can for Individual Packaging and Design, or 1 Can Each for Your Canned Series Entry.

Please call Tel. (303) 665-0855 or email the Competition Director.