1. Entries in all categories and classifications are open to all nations unless otherwise stated. An entry consists of: 750ml or larger – 4 bottles; 500ml – 6 bottles; 375ml – 8 bottles.
2. All entries must be on official forms furnished by the Long Beach Grand Cru, properly filled in and signed, and must reach the Grand Cru office before June 30, 2015. Entry fees must be enclosed with entry form. The form may be copied or downloaded from www.longbeachgrandcru.com.
3. After an entry is made, the entry fee will not be refunded.
4. Wines entered that are eligible in more than one category/classification shall be entered and judged in the classification for which it best qualifies. Wines not properly entered may be placed in the proper class based on the decision of the Chief Judge.
5. Designate alcohol and residual sugar level as a percentage.
6. Wines submitted for the competition will be featured at the Public Tasting attended by over 1,000 guests and to be held on August 8, 2015.
7. Cases of wine sent by mail, freight or express must be prepaid. No wines will be accepted for which carrier charges have not been prepaid.
8. Eligibility: wine or brandy must be produced on bonded premises. All wine exhibited must conform to TTB regulations and standards of identity.
9. Shipping: Wines will be received from March 15 through June 30. (Enclose a copy of the entry form see “How to Enter.”) Shipments will be received any weekday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. All wines entered must be shipped prepaid to Long Beach Grand Cru, c/o Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 1102 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DELIVERY ADDRESS HAS CHANGED THIS YEAR.
10. Please mark the name of the winery in large, clear, legible letters on the outside of each case.
11. The Long Beach Grand Cru offers Sweepstakes, Chairman’s Best of Class, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals where warranted. We have learned that many wineries prefer a certificate only instead of a bronze medal, which they use for archival purposes. Bronze medal winners will recieve a certificate in lieu of medals.
All wines entered in the competition will become the property of the Long Beach Grand Cru.
12. The Long Beach Grand Cru management or its Board of Directors is not responsible for errors in entries. No winery shall be entitled to an award which has been disallowed as a result of the winery’s error.
13. Wineries/entries found in violation of rules or ethical practices will forfeit awards and other privileges as deemed appropriate by the Long Beach Grand Cru management and the Chief Judge.
“The Long Beach Grand Cru competition is a very special one which I have enjoyed judging for many years. Not only does it attract a lot of wines and great expert judges, but it is very well run and, best of all, benefits the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. I am honored and proud to be part of it.”
Jim Trezise, President, New York Wine & Grape Foundation