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Parks Redwine, president of the Atlanta Improvement Company, is the Dean of wine competitions in the United States. He helped start a major international wine competition in Atlanta in 1982. Today the VinoChallenge International is held in September - the last major wine competition of the year, and is the oldest international wine competition held in the United States.
Parks is also the founding director of the NorthWest Wine Summit, usually held in late April at historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon. From the inception in 1996, this has consistently been the largest competition for Pacific Northwest wines.
Parks' newest competition is the SouthWest Wine Summit. It began in May of 2016 and was judged in Austin, TX but is planned to rotate to new locations in the southwest each year. The Summit focuses on wines exclusively produced in the Southwest, specifically wines from Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Hawaii, and Mexico.
Please visit VinoChallenge, SouthWest Wine Summit, or NorthWest Wine Summit for more information and registration opportunities as well as the latest results.