Top Reasons to Participate in the USI Vinegar Competition

Expert Judging Panel

We’re the only Competition where all the judges are real trade buyers who are judging the by category and actual price. These judges are buyers from importers, distributors, top retail stores and more.

Industry Exposure

This is an opportunity for you to place your product in front of working industry professionals in one of the biggest markets in the world. All of our judges buy for a living.

Brand Recognition

This is a wonderful opportunity for an established brand to reconnect and/or be rediscovered by the buying community in a true blind tasting.

United States Market Access

A perfect opportunity for products trying to break into the United States to be tasted by multiple trade buyers.

Media Outreach

We work with our media sponsors to distribute the results to the trade and consumer. All the winners will be listed here on our website.

No Hidden Costs

We do not charge winning brands the use of their medals and images in their sales materials. Winners will have the option to purchasing authorized stickers and medal licenses for their bottles and packaging.

Cost Transparency

Communicating that there are no additional fees to enter the competition after product submission before we announce the winners.

Trade Show Highlights

Top winners are showcased at trade shows throughout the year!

Editorial Recognition

Winners are featured in articles on our lifestyle blog, the Vinegar Professor and our sister Professor sites.