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Cheers to this: Entries now open to wineries worldwide for Toast of the Coast

Released: November 16, 2017

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DEL MAR, Ca. (November 16, 2017) – The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition is going global this year and entry materials are now available online to wineries worldwide at thetoastofthecoast.com. Save $25 per entry through Jan. 5.

Judging happens Feb. 17 and 18 with results released by March 2 for Southern California’s premier wine competition. Awards will be given to the top performing wines in each varietal or blended category, and one standout wine will be crowned “The Toast of the Coast for 2018.”

Cases of the award-winning wines will be purchased from our winners, celebrated and served on June 9 during the Toast of the Coast Wine Festival and throughout the 26-day run of the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons | Vons.

“It’s never too early to enter the Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, which will feature wines from all over the world,” said Rich Cook, competition director. “The festival is happening on National Rosé
Day and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to show your fantastic pink wines along with your other great offerings.”

More than 100 award-winning wines from around the world will be featured by 50+ wineries at this year’s festival and a VIP Winemakers Tasting area will showcase small plates paired with the perfect wines to complement a variety of culinary delights.

Registration is open now at thetoastofthecoast.com/#competition and wineries will get early-bird pricing of just $55 per entry until Jan. 5. Wines will be evaluated by an expert panel of judges featuring wine writers, buyers and sommeliers. Meet the judges at thetoastofthecoast.com/judges.

“The event is very well organized and it provided us with great exposure to wine lovers in San Diego County and beyond,” said Joyce Murray of Bon Niche Cellars, who participated in last year’s Toast of the Coast.

WHAT: Online entry to Southern California’s premier wine competition is now open
WHO: Any licensed winery worldwide can enter
COST: $55 per entry until Jan. 5; $80 per entry until the Jan. 26 deadline
WHERE: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
WHEN: Wine judging on Feb. 17 and 18; the wine festival is June 9 during the San Diego County Fair
INFO.: thetoastofthecoast.com

About The Toast of the Coast

The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition and Festival is produced by the 22nd District Agricultural Association in conjunction with the San Diego County Fair. 2018 marks the seventh year of The Toast of the Coast. The competition is open to licensed wineries worldwide and the festival is open to the public. The San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons is the largest county fair in the United States, drawing approximately 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information, visit thetoastofthecoast.com.

For more information, please contact:
Annie Pierce
(858) 792-4262
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