2021 video contest winners, finalists and honorable mentions!

Video contest 2021

After a year largely spent at home, wine lovers have been getting out, reconnecting with family and friends and opening great bottles. For our 2021 video contest, our globe-spanning finalists shared their tales about their love of wine—what it means to them, how they’ve been enjoying it and how they sometimes go a bit overboard! (A big thank you to every entrant for sending us their stories, from the heartfelt to the humorous.) Get ready to laugh, recognize a bit of yourself and be inspired…

SEE THIS YEAR'S WINNING VIDEO AND RUNNERS UP

The finalists span some of our viewers' favorite wine regions, from the U.S. West Coast to France and Italy. To learn more about the winner and runners up, read the full article.

1st Place: Sommelier: Don't Try This at Home
Italian comedian Maccio Capatonda stars in this cautionary tale of wine-tasting obsession …

2nd Place: High Tannins
There's just one rule for this house sitter: Stay out of the wine cellar!

3rd Place: Schist or Limestone, It's Still Saint-Chinian!
This AOC in France's Languedoc region has two distinct soil aspects to its terroir. Will these wine lovers be divided over this schist vs. limestone debate, or will St.-Chinian bring them together?

PLUS THE JUDGES' HONORABLE MENTIONS…

This year, Wine Spectator’s editorial team picked 6 other favorites, in addition to the finalists, that each excelled in different categories and that we didn’t want our viewers to miss. Watch them below!

Prizes
The winner receives a pair of tickets to the weekend-long Wine Spectator New York Wine Experience in 2021 or 2022. Each Finalist has won a pair of tickets to one of the 2021 Wine Experience Grand Tasting evenings or an upcoming Grand Tour tasting event. Each valid entry has received a 1-year WineSpectator.com membership, which includes access to more than 400,000 wine reviews. Cheers to all of this year’s entrants!

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Honorable Mentions: Judges' Picks



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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 access to more than 400,000 expert wine reviews.