Wine Competition

    Winners at the 2014 Austin County Wine Show

    … Du Bois, he said, “A good slow, cold fermentation works best; something around 50-55 F that takes 2-3 weeks to complete. Then, make sure that finished wine has a good sugar acid balance.” Jack Palacios & John Greene – The grapes for John’s gold medal, Grand Champion Syrah was grown in the Palacios family vineyard in Brenham, Texas. John…

    3 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

    Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

    … Estate Winery 2013 Auxerrois, Okanagan Valley, $15: Walter and Gordon Gehringer won a gold with this Alsatian grape at the 2014 Indy International Wine Competition, and they followed that up this fall at the Great Northwest Invitational. The fact that this grape is often confused with Pinot Blanc in Europe is somewhat ironic because both varieties…

    3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

    Wine of the Week 22 – Croatian specialities

    … the island of Šolta. True Zinfandel originates here in Croatia where it grows in tiny amounts on the Dalmatian coast where it is known as Crljenak Kaštelanski . The even rarer and older Tribidrag has exactly the same DNA and is thought to be the same grape. I had been to Croatia before, not on a wine trip as it happens, but wine gets consumed even…

    5 readers - By Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Rocking out with the 2014 WineAlign World Wine Awards of Canada

    … Goddard, Miho Yamomoto and the volunteers. 2014 World Wine Awards of Canada Results WWAC14 Each judge was asked to write reviews on a specific cross-section of wines they were a part of assessing during the competition. Here are my notes on 30 wines tasted blind, across a wide range of categories, in August of 2014 at #WWAC14 and the songs…

    8 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition

    …Time to Show Us Your Stuff: Austin County Wine Show & Non-Commercial Competition Are you an non-commercial or amateur wine maker? Well, show us your stuff. This is a professionally judged competition that will give you a side-by-side comparison of how your wines stack up versus other wines. The annual Austin County Wine Show and noncommercial…

    5 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog

    Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic

    … Messina Hof Winery Wins Gold At People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Grapevine, TX – September 19, 2014 – Messina Hof Winery and Resort won three Gold Medals (First Place Awards) and Silver Medal (Second Place Award) in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic during the 28th Annual GrapeFest®. The popular competition was hosted Sept. 11-14…

    13 readers - By Texas Wine and Trail Magazine

    What it’s like to be a #wine judge – part 2 #LACountyFair

    … with soaring confidence in my trusty palate. The winners of the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition are listed in a 132-page PDF that you can download from the Fairplex website. I wish to extend my most sincere gratitude to Jana Kravitz at Planet Bordeaux for the opportunity, to Renee Hernandez at the Fairplex for accommodating me…

    5 readers - By Señorita Vino

    Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … around Horse Heaven Hills: trust your GPS. You may think it’s lying to you when you’re trying to head to Prosser for a beer, but it’s actually just sending you along a scenic gravel road. No need to panic. And if you’re wonder exactly where the Horse Heaven Hills are, the good folks at Wine Folly let me reproduce this map. Click on it to get even more information on Washington Wine. Tags: alder ridge vineyard, champoux vineyard, coyote canyon vineyard, horse heaven hills, muscat canelli…

    4 readers - By Jameson Fink/ Jameson Fink

    Running the Hudson Valley Wine Competition and the Results

    …. Once at the fairground we set up for the first few flights. I want to make it easy on my back room staff, as 8:30am arrival on a Saturday can be difficult. And then it's competition day. I do want to thank all the judges and back room staff who volunteer their Saturday to learn about Hudson Valley wine, cider and distilled spirits! I couldn't do it without the support of my husband Paul and son Michael. Thank you! 2014 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition Results …

    4 readers - By Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

    Do Wine Competitions Really Matter?

    …. This helps the competition staff to place the wine in the correct categories for judging. The wines are judged by professionals in the industry, peers, or consumers. Awards are given and may include medals or ribbons to signify bronze (3rd place) silver (2ndplace) and gold (1stplace.) A double or Concordance gold means that every judge…

    4 readers - By Joy Neighbors/ Joy's JOY of Wine

    Observations From A Wood County Fair Wine Judge

    … stood up and announced the results. For survival, you must swirl, swish in your mouth and then spit. For me, I need to swallow a bit of wine to get the full effect. In most cases this is a micro-sip to confirm the impressions of smell and taste. Some recalibration is necessary, because you are not comparing premier cru from Bordeaux. These wines can…

    5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

    Are You Ready For The Reality TV Wine Drama? It Is Coming, And May The Best Bottle Win!

    …. Gary taught me so much and Community was at the top of the list. So, Best bottle is a celebration of wine regions and those individuals who delicately craft amazing wines for the world to enjoy. Future seasons are planned to expand into a global competition by shooting future seasons in New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, and so on. What…

    14 readers - By Talk-A-Vino