Terms & Conditions

Commercial

VENUE

The 26th Indy International Wine Competition takes place May 24 & 25, 2017 in the Memorial Union Ballrooms at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Entry forms, wines and fees must be received by May 15, 2017.

JUDGING

The INDY is the largest independent and scientifically organized wine championship in America. Panels of wine experts from around the world will conduct a blind judging. The INDY is worldrenowned for the quality and diversity of its thousands of wine entries from around the globe, for the skill and reputation of our judges, and for the professional operation of the entire event.

ENTRY FEES

$75 USD per entry. Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check payable to Purdue University. Purdue University is not responsible for costs incurred due to wines not received by deadline.

ENTRY RULES

(1) Wines must be commercially available or bottled by May 26, 2017. (2) A commercial label must appear on all bottles. (3) A wine may be entered in only one class. (4) Note the predominant grape variety or fruit used on the entry form. (5) A varietal must contain at least 75% of the designated variety. (6) Wine with less than 75% of any single variety must be entered as a blend. (7) Note the vintage on the entry form. (8) Note the % true residual sugar (RS) content (% = g/100mL, not g/L. 10g/L = 1%) on the entry form so the entries can be arranged properly for judging. (9) Note information from the front of your label that identifies your wine on the entry form. (10) Competition coordinators have the right to reclassify entries if they believe the entry has been incorrectly classified.

HOW TO ENTER & SHIP WINE

(1) You may register your wines at www.indyinternational.org (2) Send original entry form and fees to the address below. (3) Send three bottles per entry to the address below. Three bottles ensure sufficient wine for evaluating the Wine of the Year and for any bottles that appear "off". (4) Include a copy of the entry form in every box. (5) Direct shipping is authorized by Indiana ATC permit LOA 041618. (6) All customs, transport and broker fees must be pre-paid or wines will be refused.

AWARDS & TROPHIES

Winning wines will receive best of class, double gold, gold, silver or bronze medals. Select double gold winners will be eligible to compete for Wine of the Year trophies, which include Wine of the Year, Red Wine of the Year, White Wine of the Year, Rosé Wine of the Year, Sparkling Wine of the Year, Dessert Wine of the Year, and Fruit Wine of the Year.

Trophies will also be presented to the Winemaker of the Year and Winery of the Year, Label Design of the Year and Packaging Design of the Year.

Indiana trophies include Winery of the Year, Farm Winery of the Year, Wine of the Year, and Traminette Wine of the Year.

PROMOTION

Winners will be posted online at www.indyinternational.org. Winners will receive medals soon after. Embossed 1-inch gold foil wine bottle sticker medallions will be available for purchase after the competition. All wines received become property of Purdue University.

Amateur

VENUE

The 26th Indy International Wine Competition takes place May 24 & 25, 2017 Union Ballrooms at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Entry forms, wine and fees must be received by May 15, 2017

JUDGING

The INDY is the largest independent and scientifically organized wine championship in America. Panels of wine experts from around the country will conduct a blind judging. The INDY is worldrenowned for the quality and diversity of its thousands of wine entries from around the globe, for the skill and reputation of our judges, and for the professional operation of the entire event.

AWARDS & TROPHIES

Winning wines will receive double gold, gold, silver or bronze medals. Select double gold winners will be eligible to compete for Wine of the Year trophies.

ENTRY RULES

(1) Wine must be made by a noncommercial winemaker legally permitted to make wine in a noncommercial facility. (2) A wine may be made from grapes, fruits, vegetables, flowers or honey. Artificial flavoring or color may not be used. (3) A wine may be entered in only one class. (4) A label must appear on all bottles and include the winemaker's name, wine class number, predominant grape variety or fruit, vintage and sweetness. (5) Also note the predominant grape variety or fruit used on the entry form. (6) A varietal wine must contain at least 75% of the designated variety. (7) A wine with less than 75% of any single variety must be entered as a blend. (8) Note the vintage on the entry form. (9) Note the sweetness level on the entry form as either "dry" or "sweet" so the entries can be arranged properly for judging. (10) Competition coordinators have the right to reclassify entries if they believe the entry has been incorrectly classified. (11) Distilled products are illegal and not accepted.

HOW TO ENTER & SHIP WINE

(1) You may enter online at www.indyinternational.org (2) Send entry form and fees to the address below. (3) Send two bottles per entry to the address below. Two bottles ensure sufficient wine for evaluating the Wines of the Year and for any bottles that appear "off''. (4) Include a copy of the entry form in every box. (5) Direct shipping is authorized by Indiana ATC permit LOA 041618. (6) All shipping & customs fees must be pre-paid or wines will be refused.

ENTRY FEES

$40 USD per entry. Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover or check payable to Purdue University. Purdue University is not responsible for costs incurred due to wines not received by deadline.

PROMOTION

Winners will be posted online at www.indyinternational.org. Winners will receive medals soon after. All winemakers will receive judges comments. Embossed 1-inch gold foil wine bottle sticker medallions will be available for purchase after the competition. All wines received become property of Purdue University.

Competition Contacts

Indy International Wine Competition

Jill Blume
PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Department of Food Science
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2009 USA

Contact

Phone: 1-765-494-3614
Fax: 1-765-494-7953
Email: indyinternational@purdue.edu