PRLog - April 28, 2014 - SAN DIEGO -- The integrity of San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition starts with the quality and expertise of the Esteemed Judges. The Judges have a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds and this facilitates a true, unbiased quality of judging of all the brands that enter.The competition is open to emerging craft distillers, American merchant bottlers and large distillers alike, the competition will bring renowned experts from the worlds of spirits and hospitality together to determine the best tasting spirits in a blind analysis in August. Medal winning spirits will be announced during the San Diego Spirits Festival at a special event with follow up through national press releases.
San Diego Spirits Festival Aug 23-24
George Manska, inventor of the Neat Glass is heading up the San Diego Spirits Festival International Spirits Competition. George is the Chief of Research and Development, Corporate Strategy officer of Arsilica, Inc., Las Vegas, NV and inventor of the NEAT glass, and NEAT science of nosing and evaluation.
A highly-qualified panel of spirits judges will evaluate the entries using a proprietary scoring system that evaluate each spirit on a number of factors, including taste, appearance, aroma and commercial suitability. Judges include Henry Preiss, Forest Cokely, Frankie Thaheld, Rich Manning. Michael Neff, Roberto Loppi, Dushan Zaric and David Rippentrop.
About the San Diego Spirits Festival
The 6th San Diego Spirits Festival (taking place Aug 23-24) will offer up 2 days of spirited celebrations, with Cocktail Competitions, Chef Demonstrations, Fun Educational Seminars, VIP after-parties, and other fabulous and unexpected entertainment, the San Diego Spirits Festival is a Lifestyle designed event that offers a one-of-a-kind and memorable experience! Tickets are available online.
The San Diego Spirits Festival is planned for the consumer and industry insider alike – with endless opportunities to learn about all trends in both cocktails and culinary. From under the radar artisan craft spirits to discovering the ‘next big brand’ – the San Diego Spirits Festival offers something for everyone.
San Diego Spirits Festival will draw international attention and offers a multi-faceted thrilling event combining the three most important elements to any festivity…Cocktails, Culinary and Culture. From the prestigious Executive Chef to the Mixologist, the local foodie, and all the way to the novice cocktail enthusiast, the two-day festival promises to delight and excite all who attend.
For more information, visit sandiegospiritsfestival.com