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Thank you for registering your entries in the 13th Annual Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP). The next step is to prepare your entries for shipment.


Sample Requirements

Standard Ciders
Please submit three (3) cans or bottles for each entry. Note that we cannot accept cans or bottles less than 330ml (11.1 ounces).

Specialty Ciders
Please submit three (3) cans or bottles for each entry. Note that we cannot accept cans or bottles less than 330ml (11.1 ounces).

Intensified and Distilled
For Ice Cider and Fortified Cider entries in bottles that are 375ml or larger, please submit two (2) of each bottle.

For Ice Cider and Fortified Cider entries in bottles that are at least 187ml but less than 375ml, please submit three (3) of each bottle.

For Spirits entries, the total volume submitted must be at least 375ml. One (1) bottle is sufficient if it is at least 375ml.


Entry Form and Bottle Labels

All entrants should print the GLINTCAP 2018 Entry Confirmation form that is attached to your confirmation email and include it with your shipment. Please check your spam folder if this message did not appear in your inbox. If necessary, email eric@ciderguide.com and request a PDF copy of your entry form.

Commercial Division Labels
Commercial entrants do not need a GLINTCAP-specific label for their bottles or cans, and the label does not have to be approved by the FDA, TTB, or other government entity. If the product lacks a proper label, attach a handwritten label to the bottle or can with strong, clear adhesive tape. (Do not use a rubber band, glue, or other adhesives.) For all labels, it must be obvious to our staff what the name of the producer is and what the name of the product is.

Noncommercial Division Labels
Noncommerical entrants should use the BJCP Bottle Identification Form. Print as many copies as needed so that each bottle has its own form. Attach the form to the bottle with a strong rubber band. Do not use tape, glue, or other adhesives.

How to Pack and Ship Beers for Competition is an illustrated guide that is highly useful, especially for noncommercial entrants. The information is equally applicable to shipping cider. Our staff has found that bubble wrap is far more effective than packing peanuts or other loose fill packing materials in preventing breakage.

Please note that it is not against any federal laws to ship your entries via a privately-owned shipping company for analytical purposes. However, it is illegal to ship alcoholic beverages via the US Postal Service. Private shipping courier rules and regulations concerning the shipment of alcoholic beverages vary. We strongly encourage you to check with your shipping courier prior to shipping your entry.


Shipping Instructions

Samples must arrive at the designated collection point by the end of business on Friday, May 4th.

US and Overseas entrants should use the following shipping address:

GLINTCAP Competition
c/o Vander Mill
505 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
UNITED STATES

If you wish to deliver your entries in person, Vander Mill is accepting entries Monday-Saturday from 11am-6pm.

Canadian entrants should use the following address:

GLINTCAP Competition
c/o Twin Pines Orchards
8169 Kennedy Line
Thedford, Ontario N0M 2N0
Phone: 519-296-5556

Canadian entrants should contact Mark Vansteenkiste at twinpines@execulink.com for more information.


Questions?

If you have questions or need to make changes to your entry registration, please email Competition Director Eric West at eric@ciderguide.com as soon as possible to explain the situation.

Best of luck in this year’s judging!