2021 Wine Submissions Calendar – Wine & Spirits Magazine

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Issue Theme

Submission Window

Imported Focus

Domestic Focus

February 2021
Warming Winter Reds

Window 1

Start:
September 21, 2020

End:
October 9, 2020


The domestic focus can be submitted during either February 2021 window.

France: Northern Rhône
Italy: Valpolicella Reds (including Ripasso, Amarone)
Italy: Valle d’Aosta
Italy: Piedmont | Barbera, Dolcetto
Portugal: Northern (Douro, Dão, Beiras, Trás-os-Montes)
South Africa: Syrah & Rhône Blends

Syrah, Rhône-Style Red Blends

February 2021
Warming Winter Reds

Window 2

Start:
October 12, 2020

End:
October 30, 2020


The domestic focus can be submitted during either February 2021 window.

Australia: South Australia | Shiraz, Climate-Change Reds (Tempranillo, Mencía, Grenache)
Germany: Mosel Riesling

Syrah, Rhône-Style Red Blends

April 2021
Restaurant Wine Poll

Start:
November 9, 2020

End:
December 16, 2020

Austria
Canada: Ontario
France: Loire, Burgundy
Germany: Pinot Noir
Italy: Chianti Classico, Brunello, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano
New Zealand: Central Otago & Canterbury Pinot Noir
South Africa: Chenin Blanc & Sauvignon Blanc

Pinot Noir

June 2021
Value Wines

Start:
January 11, 2021

End:
February 5, 2021

Argentina: Salta
Chile: Maipo Reds
France: Languedoc-Roussillon, Southwest France, Côtes de Bordeaux
Germany: Nahe, Rheinhessen, and Pfalz Riesling
Balkans: Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia
Italy: Southern Italian reds from native varieties (Sicily, Campania, Puglia, Calabria)
Spain: Ribera del Duero
Uruguay
Atlantic: Azores, Canary Islands

 

Zinfandel & Mixed Blacks
Rosé

August 2021
Summer Wines

Start:
March 1, 2021

End:
March 26, 2021

Chile: Coastal Whites and Pinot Noir
France: Provence Rosé & White, Alsace, Corsica
Greece
Italy: Late-Release Barolo and Barbaresco
Italy: Le Marche Whites
Portugal: Vinho Verde
Spain: Galicia, Bierzo, Fino and Manzanilla Sherry
Eastern Mediterranean: Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus
Sparkling: Cava, Crémant, Prosecco, Lambrusco

Riesling
Sparkling Wines

October 2021
Best New Sommeliers

Start:
May 10, 2021

End:
June 4, 2021

Argentina: Mendoza Malbec
Australia: Margaret River
Chile: Secano Interior (Maule & Itata), Bio-Bio and Patagonia
Italy: Friuli Whites
Italy: Bolgheri Reds, Lucca Reds, Maremma Toscana Reds, Colline Lucchesi Reds
Slovenia
Spain: Priorat, Montsant
France: Provence Red, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Burgundy

Chardonnay

December 2021
Holiday Wines

Start:
July 26, 2021

End:
August 27, 2021

Armenia
France: Champagne, Pomerol
Hungary
Italy: Current-Release Barolo, Barbaresco, Alto Piemonte Reds, Timorasso
Spain: Reds from Rioja
Portugal: Port
Republic of Georgia

Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-Style Red Blends