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Lights! Camera! Pour! Video Contest! Wine Spectator's 10th Annual Contest

Share your wine story and earn great prizes

Posted: May 12, 2016

See the winning video as well as all the great finalists and honorable mentions.
The include cute sheep, stunning photography, heartwarming family albums, wild game wine pairing, poetry, dance-worthy beats and amazing feats of engineering.

Read on for the contest info, along with rules.

What's your wine story? Submit your video to Wine Spectator's Tenth Annual Video Contest.

Everyone can enter, whether you're a wine lover or in the biz (as long as you're 21+). Over the past nine years, top videos have been entered by wine lovers, wine regions and wineries, wine reps and sommeliers, rappers, lawyers, chefs and videographers.



1. Pick a Topic
Maybe you’ll make a How To video such as How To … Pop a cork … Grow a grape … Pair wine & pizza … Impress your date … Tie-dye a t-shirt with wine…

2. Shoot
Use your iPhone, Android, GoPro, DSLR or video camera.

3. Have Fun!
Your video could be nerdy, funny, arty, real or even real silly.

4. Get all the rules and enter by September 5th


Winning video will be screened at the Wine Experience
Finalists’ videos get top billing on WineSpectator.com


Winner: 2 full passes to the Wine Spectator Wine Experience weekend
Finalists: 2 passes to a Grand Tasting or Grand Tour evening
All qualified entrants: 1-year membership to WineSpectator.com


FOR EXAMPLES AND INSPIRATION, check out previous years' finalists, including the 2015 winner, "The Legacy of Jackass Hill."



  • Submission deadline: Monday, September 5 at 11:59pm ET
  • Finalists revealed and voting begins: Monday, September 12
  • Voting closes and Runners-Up announced: Monday, September 19
  • Winner announced and Honorable Mentions go live on WineSpectator.com: Tuesday, September 20

Rules, Prizes and Entry Form for 2016

Got questions? Email us at video@winespectator.com.

Eric Campos
Canada —  September 18, 2016 12:18am ET
So many of this year's entries are extended commercials for individual wineries, rather than videos covering a wine-related topic. You can also see very quickly who has corporate backing. To keep this contest interesting in future years, please implement rules to eliminate this sort of entry.

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