To all of my wine pals,

I don’t know anyone who works more tirelessly for Pinot Noir than Barbara Drady does. Her Affairs of the Vine annual shootouts are worth your time and energy. I believe in the process of a collective palate, just as I do for individual ones. Barbara’s panels are always worth their weight in gold, as a who’s who.

Pinot Noir Shootout Details (from Barbara Drady)

A wide array of palates, emphasizing both traditional and new media, will gather to assess the best Pinot Noirs from all over the world at the Pinot Noir Shootout finals, on March 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

The Pinot Noir Shootout will be featured on Twitter, Facebook, other Social Media networks, and in numerous wine publications.

The finalists will be showcased at the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit in May 2015. We are planning another wonderful event for this our 13th year with some big surprises, to extend the customer base and interaction. This event always attracts Pinot Noir lovers from the consumer, media, and trade segments. Attendees pit their palates against the panel – selecting and voting for their favorites.

The comments and reactions to the wines will be accessible on the Affairs of the Vine website, and will be posted shortly before the Pinot Noir Summit commences.

Registration Form

You must register by February 10, 2015, to participate in the Pinot Noir Shootout!

Ship your wines to be received no later than February 16th.
Send to:
Affairs of the Vine
696 Elliott Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Registration for the Pinot Noir Shootout is $65 per wine.

Enter here and save $10 per submission – $55 per wine.

Register 4 or more wines and receive an extra $5 per entry discount – just $50 per wine.

Register by February 5, 2015 and submit four bottles of each entry by February 16, 2015.

Overview of the Wine Shootout Process

Take a peek at the Results of last year’s Pinot Noir Shootout and Summit here.

View their list of invited judges here.