It’s time for Wine Madness 2017!

WHICH WINE WILL WIN? 

PREDICT THE PEOPLE’S FAVORITE WINES AND WIN

A pair of Grand Tasting or VIP Tickets to your choice of PWF 2017,

PWF 2018, or Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival 2017! 

****CONTEST UPDATE:

  1. Even if you didn’t fill out your bracket by March 20th, you can still vote for your favorite wines in each PWF Wine Madness matchup on Facebook for  hcane to win2 tix to the 2017 Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Oct. 27th. Voting enters your name into a drawing for 2 tix to the 2017 Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival Oct. 27th @ Rivers Casino. Your name is entered for each vote you make- so the more you vote, the better your odds all during Wine Madness 2017! facebook.com/pghwinefestival

Wine Madness 2017 Bracket Challenge

Here’s how to enter (2017 passed – sorry!):

  1. Access the blank bracket here:  (NO PRINTER NEEDED!)
  2. On a desktop, right click to “save as..” and save the PDF to your desktop or device.
  3. Type in the names of your predicted winner in each of the 15 matches. (We’re keeping it simple). You may edit and revise your bracket to your satisfaction.
  4. Save Your  PDF and send as an attachment to:  MEDIA@PGHWINEFESTIVAL.COM (Please use subject line: MADNESS – <Your First Name>, <Last Name>, <Your Best Contact Method/Phone Number>. (We will not sell or distribute your contact information).
  5. OPTIONAL: Vote in the individual matches to help make sure YOUR wine wins the day! (Share the matches with your friends to increase your odds)
  6. Check  back on April 7th when we announce the championship WINE and the bracket winners for free tickets!
  7.  USE COUPON CODE: MADNESS

: : HINT : : Remember that the winners of these matches will be chosen by Facebook fans in a public vote according to the schedule below. Everyone can encourage their friends to vote for the wine they want to win.

Having trouble with filling out and submitting your bracket? Just shoot us a message on Facebook and we’ll be happy to assist. 

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

Sweet Sixteen: “Round 1”

VOTING TAKES PLACE ON FACEBOOK:

(Monday 3/20 @ 12 pm EDT  through Wednesday 3/22  @ 5 pm EDT)

 WHITE WINE CONFERENCE:  RED WINE CONFERENCE:
 • Moscato Vs. Pinot Grigio  •

• Champagne Vs. Proseccto •

 • Merlot Vs. Cabernet Sauvignon •

•Chianit Vs. Sangiovese •

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Sweet Sixteen: “Round 2”

VOTING TAKES PLACE ON FACEBOOK:

( Wednesday 3/22 @ 12 pm EDT  through Friday 3/24  @ 5 pm EDT )

 WHITE WINE CONFERENCE:  RED WINE CONFERENCE:
• Reisling Vs. Sake •

• Pinot Noir Vs. Zinfandel  •

• Chardonnay Vs. Sauvignon Blanc •

• Shiraz Vs. Malbec  •

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ELITE EIGHT: “Round 1”

VOTING TAKES PLACE ON FACEBOOK:

( Friday 3/24 @ 6 pm EDT  through Monday 3/27  @ 5 pm EDT )

 WHITE WINE CONFERENCE:  RED WINE CONFERENCE:
• TBD • • TBD •

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ELITE EIGHT: “Round 2”

VOTING TAKES PLACE ON FACEBOOK:

( Monday 3/27 @ 12 pm EDT  through Wednesday 3/29  @ 5 pm EDT )

 WHITE WINE CONFERENCE:  RED WINE CONFERENCE:
• TBD • • TBD •

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FINAL FOUR:

VOTING TAKES PLACE ON FACEBOOK:

( Friday 3/31 @ 12 pm EDT  through Monday 4/3  @ 5 pm EDT )

 WHITE WINE CONFERENCE:  RED WINE CONFERENCE:
• TBD • • TBD •

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CHAMPIONSHIP

VOTING TAKES PLACE ON FACEBOOK:

( Monday 4/3 @ 6 pm EDT  through Wednesday, 4/5 @ 5vpm EDT )

 WHITE WINE CONFERENCE:  RED WINE CONFERENCE:
• TBD • • TBD •

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BRACKET WINNERS AND CHAMPION ANNOUNCED:

By Friday April 7th at NOON

(USE PROMO CODE: MADNESS – GOOD UNTIL 11:59 pm on Friday April 7th)

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For complete info on prizes and rules, please read our Wine Madness FAQs!

Here are the current standings: