Alberta Beverage Awards are now open for entries!

Alberta Beverage Awards are now open for entries!
IVSA members save 10% on registrations at the 2015 Alberta Beverage Awards.
New in 2015, we’ve added a discount for domestic producers and agents who enter larger numbers of entries, please visit to find out more.
We listened to your feedback, and you want to know what categories are planned - so to help you enter your products this year, we have more categories* including, but not limited to:
Bordeaux Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Italian Red Blends, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blends Other, Red Hybrids, Sangiovese, Single Varietals - Red, Syrah/Shiraz, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Aromatic White Varietals, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Moscato, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Single Varietals – White, White Blends Other, White Hybrids, Champagne and Sparkling Wine, Rosé, Dessert Wine, Fortified Wine, Late Harvest Wine, Icewine, Fruit Wines, Mead
American Whiskey (excluding Rye), Brandy, Canadian Whisky, Cognac, Cream-based Liqueurs, Eau de Vie - All Types, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Liqueurs, Rum-White, Rum-Dark, Rum-Spiced, Rye, Sake, Schnapps, Scotch Whisky (excluding Single Malt), Single Malt Scotch, Tequila - All Types, Vodka (Flavoured), Vodka (Non-Flavoured), and more!
Ale, Cask Aged Beers, Fruit Beers - All types, Gluten-Free Beer, Hybrid, IPA, Lager, Pilsner, Stout, Wheat Beer and more
*Final categories will be dependent on total number of entries received in each category.
Entry Deadline is June 19, 2015 - Samples Deadline is July 3, 2015
Why enter your products?

Alberta has the largest selection of alcoholic beverages in the country, along with the best prices. Give your products an advantage by getting them in front of our judges and in front of consumers. Products are awarded “Best In Class”, “Judges Selection”, and “Top Value”, and every winning product is featured both online and in print with bottle images. The 2015 Alberta Beverage Awards is under the stewardship of leading Alberta wine authority, Tom Firth, to support and promote the best alcoholic drinks available in our province and help inform consumer buying decisions.

Judging takes place on July 13, 14, and 15, 2015 at Hotel Blackfoot, by our judging panel of local industry professionals: sommeliers, journalists and buyers, judging their specialties.
Results will be available in August 2015 for the trade, and released province-wide in Culinaire Magazine, printed publications in Calgary and Edmonton, broadcast media, liquor stores and at wine shows.
Click here for more information and to enter your products with our online submission form, or contact Tom Firth at
Click here for our new FAQ page to answer any questions you may have.