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Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Spirits Trend: Durango Mezcal

The mezcal category continues to grow, and while the vast majority of certified mezcal is still being produced in Oaxaca, other Mexican states have significantly increased production and international visibility. Durango, a state in northern Mexico, is the second largest producer of mezcal, with new brands entering the United States market in rapid succession.

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Ultimate Wine Challenge

Ultimate Wine Challenge 2019 Results Are Live

Ultimate Wine Challenge results for 2019 are now live!

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Ultimate Wine Challenge

Wine Trend: Loire Valley Wines

The Loire Valley of France is one of the most underrated wine producing regions.

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Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Spirits List: Top Scoring Mezcal

Agave spirits continue to impress, and our entries continue to grow year after year. The 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge enjoyed a long list of top quality mezcal, with 6 spirits that our judges scored 95 Points or above. Below is our list of top scoring mezcal and sotol.

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