New York State entries earned some top-level awards in the Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition recently held in San Diego.
• Penguin Bay Winery won "Best Gewürztraminer" and took home a Platinum medal (94 of 100 possible points) for its 2016 Gewürztraminer.• Swedish Hill Winery took a Gold medal (92 Points) for its Riesling.• Goose Watch Winery Viognier also took a Gold medal (90 Points) for its Viognier.
Penguin Bay is located in Hector, Schuyler County; Swedish Hill in Romulus, Seneca County, with a tasting room in Saratoga Springs; and its sibling Goose Watch is in Romulus.
Complete results from the competition are available online.
• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook