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Clarkson Vine Awarded 45 Medals in the past seven years at the International Amateur Wine Awards. The most medals awarded in the Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto areas!
April 2013 - Clarkson Vine Awarded 5 Medals in the International Amateur Wine Awards. The most medals awarded in the Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto areas!
Over 4500 entries! The 2032 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition Results
From April 19 to 21, 2013, a record total of 4,564 different wines were judged at the Burlington Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. This year’s competition was the largest in our 11-year history and is again the largest wine competition of its kind in the world. The 4,564 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living throughout North America in all 50 American states and 8 Canadian provinces and as far away as Italy and Australia. It was the single largest and most diverse collection of hobby wines ever assembled under one roof.
Over the course of three days, experienced judging panels worked through 923 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 awarded to 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.
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