Ming River Sichuan Baijiu, a brand that launched earlier this year, has won double gold at the 2018 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition. The double gold award is the highest award given at the competition, signifying a gold medal rating from all judges. The judging panel consists of experienced experts in the wine and spirits industry including spirits writers, esteemed beverage buyers, and NY based mixologists. The annual NY World Wine and Spirits competition is a member of The Tasting Alliance, and it uses the same rigorous blind tasting evaluation as its sister competitions, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and The San Francisco International Wine Competition.
At the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition judges select awards based on a spirits individual merits, and no medal is guaranteed. In this selective environment, only 36 of this year’s entrants received the double gold award.