Wine Competition

    Running the Hudson Valley Wine Competition and the Results

    For the past 6 or so years I've been behind the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition. When I took the realm of this competition it was just wine. The past two years with the explosion of distilleries in the Hudson Valley we opened up to spirits. This year we had 91 wine entries, 4 cider entries and 10 spirit entries. I hope in the future to expand on the cider and spirits categories.

    4 readers - By Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

    Do Wine Competitions Really Matter?

    (A short sabbatical is in order - So, for the next few weeks, we'll take a look back at some older posts: This one is from 2012 about wine competitions.) A wine competition is an organized event, usually held by a state, an organization, the media, or the wine industry.

    4 readers - By Joy's JOY of Wine

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

      Señorita Vino - - 4 readers - Picking up where we left off, this past May I was invited by Planet Bordeaux, the marketing arm for France’s Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOC, to be a guest judge at the 75th Annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Since the Bordeaux panel wasn’t until Thursday morning, I was asked to observe a panel of judges evaluating Rhone blends on Wednesday afternoon.

      Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

      Jameson Fink - - 4 readers - How about we get to know the vineyards of the Horse Heaven Hills in Washington State? I recently returned from a media trip out there. The name of the wine region may not be familiar to you, but there’s lots of history and historic vineyards. You’ve probably poured some of it into your wine glass on multiple occasions without even knowing it.

      Wine Review: Chateau Montelena 2012 Chardonnay, California

      Wild 4 Washington Wine - - 1 readers - Napa Chardonnay from a famous California winery. This is the first Napa Chardonnay I have reviewed. California Chardonnay is for ABC drinkers too. "The light danced as I sipped..." I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Winemaker Matthew Crafton of Chateau Montelena. We put together a #winemuse podcast show focusing on Chardonnay.

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

      …Picking up where we left off, this past May I was invited by Planet Bordeaux, the marketing arm for France’s Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur AOC, to be a guest judge at the 75th Annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Since the Bordeaux panel wasn’t until Thursday morning, I was asked to observe a panel of judges evaluating Rhone blends…

      4 readers - By Señorita Vino

      Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

      … of the most notable things I noted about Coyote Canyon? The wines? The vineyards? Well, I must admit I was a fan of the awards. Specifically a belt buckle. Sported by Mike Andrews. You see, that’s your trophy when you win big at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo wine competition. We found out from Mike that they first started planting grapes in Coyote…

      4 readers - By Jameson Fink

      Podcast: WineMuse an Evening of Chardonnay and Chardonnay Artistry and Genius

      … of Chardonnay and Chardonnay artistry and genius. Chateau Montelena 2012 Chardonnay. Chateau Montelena: They won the the white wine competition at the famous "Judgement of Paris;" their winemaker Matt Crafton will share the philosophy behind their great Chardonnay. Read the Wild4WashingtonWine review of Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. Bouchaine 2011…

      1 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Running the Hudson Valley Wine Competition and the Results

      …For the past 6 or so years I've been behind the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition. When I took the realm of this competition it was just wine. The past two years with the explosion of distilleries in the Hudson Valley we opened up to spirits. This year we had 91 wine entries, 4 cider entries and 10 spirit entries. I hope in the future…

      4 readers - By Hudson Valley Wine Goddess

      Wine Review: Chateau Montelena 2012 Chardonnay, California

      … with added dimension to nose and palate. This is a wine to drink now or cellar for a few more years and savor when you open. A versatile wine, suitable for seafood and seared meats. Strongly Recommended. Closure: Natural cork ABV: 13.6% SRP: $50 Sample provided by the winery www.montelena.com Chateau Montelena won the the white wine competition…

      1 readers - By Wild 4 Washington Wine

      Do Wine Competitions Really Matter?

      …(A short sabbatical is in order - So, for the next few weeks, we'll take a look back at some older posts: This one is from 2012 about wine competitions.) A wine competition is an organized event, usually held by a state, an organization, the media, or the wine industry. Wines are entered by the producing wineries, which pay a fee, usually from $40…

      4 readers - By Joy's JOY of Wine

      Observations From A Wood County Fair Wine Judge

      … For two different wine competitions I've had the honor of serving as judge. My first experience was at the Indy International Wine Competition. This is a world class competition with internationally acclaimed wines, world-class judges and an army of volunteers. Volunteers in white lab coats roll out wines in scores of wine glasses each of which…

      5 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      Divine (and Gold Medal Winning) Wines of Eden Hill Vineyard

      … at this year’s San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest wine competition in America, with over 4,500 wines from 31 countries and 26 states. It would be easy for a wine to get lost in this competition, if it weren’t for the quality of these wines. In the case of the Eden Hill Roussanne, it was made from a white grape variety that, despite…

      10 readers - By Vintage Texas Blog