2022 Wine Submissions Calendar – Wine & Spirits Magazine
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Issue Theme

Submission Window

Imported Focus

Domestic Focus

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

Window 1

Start:
November 8, 2021

End:
November 19, 2021

Austria
Canada | Ontario
France | Loire, Burgundy (not Crémant)
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
(Samples must arrive by November 29)

April 2022
Restaurant Wine Poll

Window 2

Start:
November 20, 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

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY DOMESTIC SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME AS WE PREPARE TO MOVE OUR OFFICES

June 2022
Value Wines

Window 1

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

Canada | British Columbia: submissions accepted during Domestic Window (January 24-February 11)

WE MUST DELAY THE DOMESTIC SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME AS WE FINISH MOVING INTO OUR NEW OFFICES.
THE DOMESTIC WINDOW WILL RUN FROM JANUARY 24 TO FEBRUARY 11.
SEE BELOW FOR CATEGORIES.

June 2022
Value Wines

Window 2

Start:
January 24, 2022

End:
February 11, 2022

THE IMPORTED SUBMISSION WINDOW WILL RUN FROM JANUARY 10 TO FEBRUARY 4.
SEE ABOVE FOR CATEGORIES.

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

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