February 12, 2019
June 30, 2019
July 21-22, 2019
USA Spirits Ratings is going to judge all the spirits on the basis of their quality, their design and packaging, and the value for their price. To review and rate all the spirits in a way a real world consumer would do, we have invited judges who are real trade buyers. Robert E Gonzales Jr is one of them.
Robert Gonzales, based in San Francisco, is a Spirits Specialist for Wine Warehouse. He is in the beverage industry since 2000. He took his first job as a bar back at nightclub while in school. Today, he is a well-respected spirits specialist and mixology professional.
Robert has worked closely with top industries such as; Julio Bermejo, Tequila Ambassador to The Americas, David Nepove, National President of the United States Bartender’s Guild, Stephen Beal, Senior Master of Whiskey and Keeper of the Quaich, Marcovaldo Dionysus and Jacques Bezuidenhout. His large collection of accolades certifies him as an expert in all spirits categories, as well as mixology.
Robert spent 5 years of career travelling North America and the Caribbean, moving from city to city fulfilling requirements for spirits education and craft mixology. Today, he is back in San Francisco after having consulted hundreds of bars and restaurants and trained thousands of bartenders.
Robert is a proud San Franciscan and is delighted to be working with exclusively with Wine Warehouse.
USA Spirits Ratings is set to kick off in San Francisco on July 23-24. All the entries to the USA Spirits Ratings will be examined on the basis of three different criteria – Quality, Value and Packaging. Entries are still open for the USA Spirits Ratings with special pricing ending on June 20, 2018. If you are a brand owner, importer or distributor, this is a unique opportunity to get your product in front of the influential judges at the USA Spirits Ratings.
Special Pricing Domestic Registration: Ends June 20, 2018
Domestic Registration: Ends June 30, 2018
International Registration: Closed
Warehouse Closes For Samples: July 05, 2018
Judging: July 23-24, 2018
Winners Announced: September 5, 2018
$180 from June 1 to June 20, 2018
$220 from June 21 to June 30, 2018
The USA Spirits Ratings competition was introduced by Beverage Trade Network which organizes Spirits events worldwide. The competition aims to recognize, reward and promote spirits brands that are created to identify with and target a specific spirit drinker. The competition works on three major criteria; quality, packaging and value for money. For any brand to earn its space on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s spirits list, they must be marketable and consumer driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. This approach of USA Spirits Ratings makes the competition different from other spirits competitions.
Enter your Spirits into 2019 USA Spirits Ratings before 12 February 2019 to avail Super Early Bird Pricing. Enter Here.