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Clarkson Vine Awarded 40 Medals in the past six years at the International Amateur Wine Awards. The most medals awarded in the Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto areas!

April 2012 - Clarkson Vine Awarded 7 Medals in the International Amateur Wine Awards. The most medals awarded in the Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto areas!

Over 4300 entries! The 2012 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition Results

From April 20 to 22, 2012, a total of 4,318 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 4,318 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living throughout North America in all 50 American states and 8 Canadian provinces and as far away as Malta and Spain. Over the course of three days, experienced judging panels worked through 803 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. The Grand Champion wine medal was the top overall scoring wine across all categories.

The Club of the Year was given to the club whose members won the most medals and the Retailer of the Year and U-Vint of the Year awards were given to the winemaking supply stores whose customers outperformed other similar shops. Finally the Winemaker of the Year award was given to the individual entrant who has the highest average score across their top 5 scoring wines in the competition.

Congratulations to everyone who won a medal, and a sincere thanks to our sponsors, judging director Gene Spaziani, competition director Ric Quental, our judges, competition volunteers and of course everyone who took time to enter. We are already busy planning for the 2013 edition of this competition so get your wines ready for the March 15, 2013 entry deadline! Cheers and thanks for entering your wines!

 

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