Setting the gold standard for 78 years
Seven decades of tradition began shortly after the end of prohibition, when the annual LA County Fair began awarding medals to the finest wines in California. The competition achieved world-class status, attracting wines from North and South America and finally in 2002, opening the doors to wine entries from around the world. The judging panel has grown to nearly 80 judges from all parts of the globe.
The competition is the foundation for an extensive wine education program available to the nearly 1.3 million visitors to the LA County Fair. Public wine tasting began in 1968; in 1998 a wine education center opened, complete with consumer-driven classes, tastings and a display of the award-winning wines. The Los Angeles International Wine Competition is committed to educating the public about wine, featuring industry experts with extensive knowledge about wine growing and selection, wine tasting and wine and food pairings. The 2017 wine competition will be: May 17-18, 2017.
Flori Cademartori is a graphic & fashion designer from Southern California. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where she received her Associates of Arts degree in Fashion Design. She currently owns, designs and manages a mens’ clothing company named Anenberg. This will be her fifth year judging the packaging design competition and feels pleased and honored to do so.
Brad Markley is a self-taught artist and figurative painter. He has received numerous awards from the Pomona Valley Art Association and other organizations. He lives in Southern California and is a store artist at Trader Joe’s.
David Schuemann has led CF Napa Brand Design to become one of the world’s preeminent brand agencies specializing in wine, spirits, and beer. During that time, CF Napa has created some of the fastest-growing and most successful brands in the world. The firm’s work has earned international recognition from almost every major design competition in the world and has been showcased in some of the most prestigious museums, including the Museum of Modern Art. CF Napa’s work is part of the permanent collection at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum at the Smithsonian in New York City, and the permanent collection of the American Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum.