Sip Northwest magazine is thrilled to announce the medalists of its ninth annual Best of the Northwest awards competition!

With the complete results releasing in the print issue in November, this collector’s edition showcases the winners of the grand tasting competition from wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with top Northwest beverage trends, locally focused restaurant and bars, elite drink destinations to visit and when, plus much more.

Put out across the Pacific Northwest, from Montana to Southern Oregon, an open call for submissions brought in 729 wines, 283 beers, 182 spirits and 159 ciders — records numbers as the biggest year yet for the competition!

The submissions were sampled blind and judged by nearly 100 leading beverage industry experts, from master sommeliers and cicerones to certified spirit judges and cider buyers, who determined the top four medalists in each respective beverage category.

The issue also names producers and destinations to watch and visit in 2020, expert’s favorite drinks, top tiki bars to visit this winter, our favorite four-ingredient cocktails and much more.

To subscribe to the magazine and pick up this collector’s edition in print, click here.

Sip Northwest’s 2019 Best of the Northwest issue is a versatile compilation of the top billing beverages of the year. For the full lists of medalists by category, select from below:

BEST OF WINE

BEST OF BEER

BEST OF SPIRITS

BEST OF CIDER