SEE THIS YEAR'S WINNING VIDEO, FINALISTS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS
As you watch these videos, be prepared to laugh out loud, cheer on girl power, indulge in nostalgia, and dance wildly around your living room.
The finalists represent the world of wine, from Piedmont to Paso, Texas to Lebanon, Napa Valley to Hungary, and a few places in between. Voting was strong for all the videos, but the two contenders from Piedmont prevailed, with the Hungarian entry (a first from that country!) finishing third. To learn more about the winner and top videos, read the full article.
1st PLACE: Vineyards and High Heels
What can happen when the next generation takes over from Granddad and Dad...? –from sisters Monica and Daniela Tibaldi of Cantina Tibaldi, Pocapaglia in Piedmont.
2nd PLACE: It Takes a Family –and a Village– to Make Wine
The villages surrounding Barbaresco revolve around wine. Spend a day with a few generations of the Adriano family in the village of San Rocco Seno d'Elvio. –from Michela Adriano of Marco and Vittorio Adriano Winery and her extended family (Michela is Vittorio and Grazia's daughter)
3rd PLACE: Sometimes You Fall in Love–with a Hill
"In my family, nobody has any connection with wine." Despite that, Tamás Kis is making his life in wine–on a beautiful hill–in Somló, Hungary. –from the dedicated folks at Furmint USA, Napa CA
4th PLACE TIE: Grape Thrills Music Video
Grab a bottle and dance along with this vinous spoof of Sia's "Cheap Thrills." –from the creative folks at Jordan Winery, Healdsburg CA
4th PLACE TIE: A Taste of Lebanon
Wine from Lebanon? Yes! Enjoy this evocative, sommelier-led tour and tasting. –from sommelier Alexandra Motte, NYC
Each Finalist has won a pair of tickets to a Grand Tasting or Grand Tour event. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the weekend-long Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience.
Last, but not least, a resounding cheer for all the entrants who shared their wine story this year. Each each entrant has received a 1-year WineSpectator.com membership, which includes free access to more than 360,000 wine reviews as well as Wine Spectator School online courses.
Kudos to all the entrants! Everyone gets great prizes. The winner receives a pair of tickets to the Wine Spectator Wine Experience. Each Finalist wins a pair of tickets to a Grand Tasting or Grand Tour event. And each entrant receives a 1-year WineSpectator.com membership, which includes free access to all ten Wine Spectator School online courses.
It's not too early to start thinking about your entry for the 2018 contest... Here are the guidelines for the 2017 Video Contest.