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Clarkson Vine Awarded 49 Medals in the past eight years at the International Amateur Wine Awards. The most medals awarded in the Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto areas!

April 2014 - Clarkson Vine Awarded one Gold and three Bronze Medals in the International Amateur Wine Awards. The most medals awarded in the Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto areas!

Over 3100 entries! The 2014 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition Results

From April 11 to 13, 2014, a total of 3,111 different wines were judged at the Burlington Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. This year’s competition was again the largest wine competition of its kind in the world. The 3,111 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living throughout North America in all 50 American states and 6 Canadian provinces and as far away as Turkey and Australia. It continues to be the single largest and most diverse collection of hobby wines assembled annually under one roof.

Over the course of three days, experienced judging panels worked through 910 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 had the highest average score across their top 5 scoring wines in the competition.

 

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