Saturday, February 23, 2013

NY golden in International Eastern Wine test

Competition region shown in green.
New York wines and California gold medals have become inextricably linked in recent years.

The latest New York haul has come in the International Eastern Wine Competition just finished in Sonoma, CA.

Sparkling Pointe Winery of Long Island and 21 Brix Winery of the Lake Erie region, took, respectively, "Best of Show Sparkling Wine" and "Best of Show Dessert Wine" honors.

Sparkling Pointe's winning 2008 Blanc de Noirs took was Double Gold and Best of Class designation on its way to the top.  The winery also showed its consistency of quality with Gold medals for its NV Brut and 2003 Brut, which also got Best of Class.

21 Brix, a fairly new winery, captured "Best of Show Dessert" wine with its 2011 Vidal Ice Wine, along with a Gold for its Ella's Red.

The International Eastern Wine Competition (IEWC) is one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the United States.  Entry is available to wines produced in the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the United States and eastern Canada.

Among other New York entry successes:

DOUBLE GOLD (unanimous gold vote by individual panel)
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2011 Riesling
  • Glenora 2011 Dry Riesling
GOLD (majority gold vote by individual panel)
  • Anyela's Vineyards 2010 Noiret
  • Atwater Estate Vineyards 2011 Dry Riesling
  • Baldwin Vineyards Raspberry Wine
  • Castello Di Borghese 2010 Cabernet Franc
  • Coyote Moon 2011 Twisted Sister
  • Coyote Moon 2011 River Run
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Pinot Blanc (also Best of Class)
  • Dr. Konstantin Frank 2010 Rkatsiteli
  • Glenora 2011 Riesling Select Harvest (also Best of Class)
  • Glenora 2011 Dry Riesling
  • Knapp 2011 Dry Gewurztraminer (also Best of Class)
  • Knapp 2011 Dry Riesling
  • Johnson Estate Winery 2011 Sparkling Traminette
  • Johnson Estate Winery Niagara
  • Keuka Spring Vineyards Celebrate
  • Keuka Spring Vineyards Clara's Red
  • Goose Watch 2011 Melody
  • Penguin Bay Winery Percussion
  • Penguin Bay Winery 2011 Moscato
  • Swedish Hill Winery 2011 Dry Riesling
  • Swedish Hill Winery 2010 Late Harvest Vignoles
  • Villa Bellangelo 2011 Dry Riesling
  • Wagner Vineyards 2011 Riesling Select
  • Woodbury Vineyards 2011 Cayuga White
WINEMAKER CHALLENGE COMPETITION
  • Goose Watch Winery 2011 Traminette (Gold, Best of Class)
  • Goose Watch Winery 2011 Riesling-Gewurztraminer (Gold)
          


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