For the second year in a row, two oenophiles with ties to Ventura County will help represent the U.S. when the World Wine Tasting Championship takes place Oct. 12 in the Loire Valley, France. Gwendolyn Alley, of Ventura, and Sue Hill, of Meiners Oaks, won...read more
In Ventura on Bastille Day, July 14, 2019, a different battle took place: a competition between palates.
The wines came out in plain glass carafes, one after another after another. First there were six white wines, then six red wines, all carefully poured by Pierpont Inn staff — wines from around the world.
The challenge? Figure out what these 12 wines were, where they were from, who made them, and when — and score the most points in the process to win a trip to France.read more
Top two teams will represent U.S. in world championships Byanca Godwin didn’t expect much when she entered the U.S. Open wine tasting championship last year. All she wanted to do, she says, was to get a little blind tasting experience in as she prepared to take the...read more
Become Part of Wine TEAM USA and Win a Trip to France
Wine Tasting US Open Being Held July 14, 2019
Agoura Hills, CA – (June 12, 2019) Wine Acuity, LLC, the organization who manages the Wine Tasting US Open championship, is holding the annual Wine Tasting US Open on July 14, 2019 at the historic Pierpont Inn in Ventura, CA. The two top teams of this event will go on to represent the USA in the World Wine Tasting Championship being held on October 12, 2019 in Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley, France.read more
The Wine Acuity app brings the spirit of competition to the home user, and helps them identify, document and share their favorite wines. The four different game levels make it perfect for everyone from first-time tasters to wine experts. The Wine Acuity app allows users to build their knowledge and confidence as they progress at their own pace. No other blind wine tasting app supports you from beginner to champion.read more
The World Wine Tasting Championship was held on October 12, 2018 in Chateau Saint-Pierre de Serjac, Languedoc, France, and Team USA was one of 23 teams from around the world who were competing. The newly formed Team USA knew they had an uphill battle on their hands, but were ready to take the challenge.read more
Heading to France to Compete in the World Wine Tasting Championship
Wine tasting enthusiasts from around the state competed in the US Open Blind Wine Tasting Competition for the chance of becoming Team USA and represent the country at the upcoming World Wine Tasting Championship being held on October 13, 2018 in Chateau Saint-Pierre de Serjac, Languedoc, France.
On August 11, 2018, 8 teams of 2 converged at the Marina Del Rey Hotel in Marina Del Rey, CA in the hopes of taking home the grand prize. Each team blind tasted 6 white and 6 red wines from around the world gaining points by identifying its primary grape, country of origin, region of origin, vintage, and producer. At the conclusion of the competition two teams emerged as the clear victors and will be heading to France as Team USA in October.read more
The U.S Open wine tasting offers wine drinkers a chance to see how good their palates really are
One of the things wine has always lacked – no matter how much else it has to offer – is dramatic tension. Now, though, we’ve got just that with next month’s upcoming U.S. Open wine tasting championship.
Imagine a blind tasting, and watching teams of wine drinkers sniff, swirl, and spit as they try to identify the wine in their glass. Does competitive sport get any better than that?
“Blind tasting is really hard,” says John Vilja, who is organizing the event on Aug. 11 in Marina Del Rey, Calif. “That’s what makes it fun.”read more