Wine Competitions

    Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

    Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitation ...

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    See Ya Later Ranch tops BC Wine Awards with Shiraz-Viognier

    Okanagan Valley winemaker Dave Carson earned a photo opp with British Columbia premier Christy Clark when his See Ya Later Ranch 2012 Rover Shiraz-Viognier ($22) won best of show at the 2014 BC Wine Awards. (Photo by Csek Creative/Courtesy of OWFS) KELOWNA, British Columbia — Okanagan Valley winemaker Dave Carson earned a photo opp with British Columbia premier Christy Clar ...

    5 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Winners from inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - The Phelps Creek Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir was the top wine in the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A Pinot Noir crafted from Columbia Gorge grapes earned top honors at the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. Phelps Creek Vineyards‘ 2012 Pinot Noir earned the nod for best of show out of 95 wines from 20 wineries.

      15th Platinum Judging begins today

      Great Northwest Wine - - 4 readers - Coke Roth, a longtime wine judge, evaluates a red wine during the 14th annual Platinum Judging, a best-of-the-best competition conducted by Wine Press Northwest magazine. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) KENNEWICK, Wash. – It’s the ultimate beauty contest of wine competitions in the Pacific Northwest.

      Top wines from 2nd annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 3 readers - The Colene Clemens Vineyards 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir earned best rosé of the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – At last week’s second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, 15 wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho re ...

      Top reds from 2014 Great Northwest Invite

      Great Northwest Wine - - 3 readers - The second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition took place at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – At the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, 16 influential wine professionals nominated hundreds of wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho.

    The latest about Wine Competitions

    • Franc(k)enFest in Livermore, Friday, Oct 24, 6 – 9pm

      … What wine would Frankenstein drink? Why, Franc, of course. In honor of the approaching holiday of ghastly ghouls and costumed fools, trick or treaters and marshmallow pumpkin eaters, the fun folks at Swirl in Livermore decided to concoct a special treat for local wine lovers. They’d like to invite you and your merry band of pranksters…

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    • 15th Platinum Judging begins today

      … the wines judged already have earned gold medals, in this best-of-the-best competition, they can be awarded gold, double gold or platinum. In the rare case in which all four judges on a panel vote platinum, that wine earns a prestigious double platinum award. Results of the 15th annual Platinum Judging will be revealed in the Winter issue of Wine Press Northwest, which publishes around Christmas. The post 15th Platinum Judging begins today appeared first on Great Northwest Wine. …

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    • Review of Llano Estacado Winery’s 2010 “1836”

      … The post Review of Llano Estacado Winery’s 2010 “1836” appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock has been producing excellent wines since 1976 and is the largest premium winery in Texas. I enjoyed visiting Llano Estacado in May and since that visit, they will be building a new public tasting room and visitor’s center…

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    • Inside the Great Northwest Invite

      … The judges for the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition are, from left: Cole Danehower, Ken Robertson, Ellen Landis, Tim O’Brien, Dave Holstrom, Yashar Shayan, Dave Smith, Chris Horn, Tony Kischner, Lane Hoss, Jeff Fournier, Jeff Moore, Mark Takagi, Matt Tessler, Barb Robertson and Ilene Dudunake. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great…

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    • Winners from inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition

      … The Phelps Creek Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir was the top wine in the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A Pinot Noir crafted from Columbia Gorge grapes earned top honors at the inaugural Columbia Gorge Wine Competition. Phelps Creek Vineyards‘ 2012 Pinot Noir earned the nod…

      6 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
    • Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      … Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second…

      7 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
    • See Ya Later Ranch tops BC Wine Awards with Shiraz-Viognier

      …, was presented with the Founder’s Award in recognition for his three decades of pioneering and contributions to the province’s wine industry. The BC Wine Awards, which concluded Sept. 24, were staged at the Naramata Heritage Inn overlooking Okanagan Lake near Penticton. The nine-judge panel included Doug Frost, a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier based…

      5 readers - Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine
    • Malbec tops 5th annual Idaho Wine Competition

      … Gregg Alger, owner of Huston Vineyards near Caldwell, Idaho, holds up a bottle of his 2012 Malbec. The wine won best in show at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) CALDWELL, Idaho — A red grape variety that has gained increasing interest in the Pacific Northwest rose to the top of the fifth annual Idaho…

      6 readers - Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine
    • Brian Carter Cellars soars with great Washington blends

      … accomplished a remarkable feat. So far this year, Carter’s wines have won best in show at three separate Northwest wine competitions. In February, his 2011 Opulento, a fortified dessert wine using Yakima Valley grapes, earned the top award at the Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition. In May, his 2009 Solesce, a Bordeaux-style red blend, won…

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    • Nine Wineries You (Probably) Never Heard of…But Should

      … winning numerous golds at prestigious wine competitions, Portalupi still flies quite under the radar but, make no mistake about it, this is an absolutely top shelf California winery, offering wines that are beautifully crafted and stunningly delicious. BEST BETS: Portalupi Russian River Zinfandel 2012: 94 Points Portalupi Pinot Noir Il Migliori Vyd…

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    • Backyard Vineyards gets a well-deserved second look

      … an affinity for Riesling. This wine has collected gold medals at three major wine competitions this year (so far). A well-balanced wine, fermentation stopped naturally, leaving 10 grams of residual sugar. That seems to pop the lovely notes of lemon and lime in the aroma and on the palate. The finish is crisp and refreshing. 90. Backyard Vineyards…

      1 readers - John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on wine