Setting the standard for wine, and now spirits

For more than seven decades the Los Angeles International Wine Competition has bestowed gold medals to the best wines from around the globe. With the evolution of the competition, and a resurgence in cocktails and mixology, it was inevitable that distilled beverages be included in the judging.

In 2007, the inaugural spirits portion of the newly renamed Los Angeles International Spirits Competition was opened to Blue Agave Tequilas. The event was such a success, the competition was opened to all spirits and mixers in 2010. Our judges, world-renown journalists, pub and bar owners & distillers - weigh spirits against one another, awarded gold, silver and bronze to the most deserving. Like its partner wine competition, the spirits competition is well on its way of becoming the most prestigious judging show in the world.