All Wines were made with wine kits from Cellar Craft Showcase.
None of the wines were tweaked in any way, they were processed in the same way we make the wines for our customers. All wines were appropriately aged of course.
4,235 . . . . . . . . .total entries
772 . . . . . . . . . . .wine flights
965 . . . . . .total judging hours
50 . . . . . . . . .American states
8 . . . . . . .Canadian provinces
5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Countries
From April 8 to 10, 2011, an amazing total of 4,235 different wines were judged at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. This year’s competition was again the largest wine competition of its kind in the world. The 4,235 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living throughout North America in all 50 American states and 8 Canadian provinces and as far away as Spain, Norway and Israel. Over the course of three days, experienced judging panels worked through 772 flights, examining each wine using the UC-Davis 20-point wine scale evaluating appearance, aroma, taste, aftertaste and overall impression.
The wines were entered in 50 different categories and included an astonishing array of varietals and wine styles. Kit wines competed alongside fresh-grape entries in this blind tasting. Entries were awarded gold, silver, bronze and best of show medals based on the average score given by the judging panel.
This spring, Art Of Brewing entered 12 wines in the 2011 Winemaker International Amateur Wine Competition and was awarded a total of 7 medals for their wines. 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze.
Gold: Tannat, Uruguay (2010)
Silver: Old Vines Zinfandel, Lodi, CA (2010)
Silver: Zweigelt, Austria (2009)
Bronze: Viognier, Yakima Valley, WA (2010)
Bronze: Malbec, Argentina (2009)
Bronze: Merlot, Yakima Valley, WA (2009)
Bronze: Grüner Veltliner, Austria (2010)