November 6-8, 2018

 NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS
A Competition and Public Tasting of Distinction.

New Orleans is a city that has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a dining and celebration destination, a place renowned for good times, fine cuisine, and possessing a singular appreciation of rewards on the palate. Your wines not only belong in this competition, they can make an important statement with an award recognition.

The New York Times recently described New Orleans as “a vibrant, historically-rich city of resilience,” The New Orleans International Wine Awards will further add to our community’s commitment to excellence in hospitality and culinary pursuits, made especially poignant and important during New Orleans’ year-long Tricentennial celebrations.

Founded in 1718 by French Canadian explorers under a directive from Louis XIV, the Sun King, New Orleans has played a role in the expansion of Spain and France into world powers, and in the establishment of the United States as a valued member of the world community, stretching the width of the North American continent.

With the arrival of peoples from every nation, New Orleans embraced their customs, their culinary expressions and, mostly, their spirits. To this day, it is impossible to walk the streets of New Orleans and not be affected by the joys and passions for life as lived in this city renowned for dining, music, architecture, history, and desire to celebrate.

Joie de Vivre does not begin to express the sensual overtones of New Orleans residents who define love of neighbor and embrace of visitor.

There are many good reasons to take part in the New Orleans International Wine Awards program.

** Winemakers from every corner of the globe can submit their wines to be evaluated by a blue-ribbon group of internationally respected, professional, and experienced wine judges.

** Your wines will then be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike in a wine tasting event that can only happen in New Orleans. Guests will walk between Brennan’s Restaurant on Royal Street, Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon Street, Antoine’s Restaurant on St. Louis Street, and Arnaud’s Restaurant on Bienville Street. These four Grande Dame restaurants are themselves among the most recognized and awarded dining establishments in the world.

JEANNE d’ARC statue is a gift from the people of France to the people of New Orleans. Orléans, France was one of the towns Joan of Arc defended from the English during the Hundred Years War. The statue is located in the Place de France in the Vieux Carré.