2022 Wine Submissions Calendar – Wine & Spirits Magazine
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Issue Theme

Submission Window

Imported Focus

Domestic Focus

December 2021
Holiday Wines

Window 1

Start:
July 26, 2021

End:
August 27, 2021

Armenia
France | Pomerol
Hungary
Italy | Alto Piemonte Reds, Timorasso, Current-Release Barolo and Barbaresco
Spain | Reds from Rioja
Portugal | Age-Designated Tawny and Colheita Port
Republic of Georgia

Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-Style Red Blends

December 2021
Holiday Wines

Window 2

Start:
August 30, 2021

End:
September 17, 2021

France | Champagne, Coteaux Champenois
England | Sparkling Wines

N/A

February 2022
Warming Winter Reds

Start:
September 27, 2021

End:
October 15, 2021

Australia | South Australia Shiraz, Grenache and Mediterranean Red Varieties (Iberian and Southern Italian Heat- and Drought-Resistant Varieties)
France | Northern Rhône
Germany | Mosel
Italy | Veneto Reds: Valpolicella, Valpolicella Ripasso (Not Amarone), Valle d’Aosta Reds
Portugal | Central & Southern
South Africa | Reds and Rosé

Syrah, Grenache, Other Red Rhône Varieties and Rhône-Style Red Blends

April 2022
Restaurant Wine Poll

Start:
November 8, 2021

End:
December 10, 2021

Austria
Canada | Ontario
France | Loire, Burgundy
Germany | Ahr, Baden, Württemburg, Franken
Italy | Reds from Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
New Zealand | North Island Pinot
South Africa | Still Whites, Sparkling and Dessert Wines

Pinot Noir

June 2022
Value Wines

Start:
January 10, 2022

End:
February 4, 2022

Argentina | Patagonia, Salta
Chile | Maipo Reds
France | Costières de Nîmes, Minervois, Côtes de Bordeaux, Roussillon, Corsica
Germany | Nahe, Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Rheingau
Italy | Sicily (from Indigenous Varieties), Campania Whites
Mexico
Spain | Ribera del Duero
Atlantic | Azores, Canary Islands
Uruguay

Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks
Rosé
White Rhône Varieties from California’s Central Coast
American SW
British Columbia

August 2022
Summer Wines

Start:
March 7, 2022

End:
April 1, 2022

Sparkling | Cava, Crémant, Prosecco, Trentodoc and Franciacorta, Pet-Nats
Australia | Snowy Mountains (NSW)
France | Provence Rosé & White, Alsace, Jura, Savoie,
Greece
Italy | Le Marche Whites, Late-Release Barolo (2017) and Barbaresco (2018)
Portugal | Vinho Verde
Spain | Galicia, Bierzo
Eastern Mediterranean | Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus
Switzerland

Riesling
Sparkling Wines
Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc from Mendocino and Oregon
Hudson Valley
Virginia

October 2022
Best New Sommeliers

Start:
May 2, 2022

End:
May 27, 2022

Argentina | Mendoza Malbec
Australia | Victoria Pinot Noir, Tasmania
Chile | Colchagua Carmenere
Italy | Tuscan Reds: Toscana IGT, Bolgheri, Colline Lucchese, Valdarno di Sopra
Italy | Alto Adige
Balkans | Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia
Spain | Priorat, Montsant
France | Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Burgundy

Chardonnay

December 2022
Holiday Wines

Start:
July 25, 2022

End:
August 19, 2022

France | Champagne, Pomerol
Italy | Current-Release Barolo, Barbaresco, Nascetta
Spain | Reds from Rioja
Hungary
Portugal | Madeira, Age-Designated Tawny & Colheita Ports
Caucuses | Armenia, Georgia
England

Cabernet Sauvignon & Bordeaux-Style Blends
Washington Merlot