2013 Winners of the American Fine Wine Competition Announced
24 Judges Tasted 632 of Americas Finest Wines Deciding on 2013 Wine Award Winners.
Best of Show 2013:
Other White - Hagafen Cellars "Prix", Rancho Wieruszowski-
Pinot Noir-The Donum Estate, Donum Ranch Vineyard 2010 Carneros,
Sparkling Wines - Mumm Napa, Devaux Ranch, Carneros 2008 Napa Valley
Late Harvest - Castello di Amorosa Gewürztraminer 2011 Anderson Valley Mendocino
Best of Class 2013:
Sauvignon Blanc - Pine & Brown, 2011 Napa Valley
Pinot Gris (Grigio) - Solena Estate, 2011 Willamette Valley
Chardonnay - Frostwatch Vineyard, Bennet Valley 2010 Bennett Valley Sonoma County
Merlot - V. Sattui Winery 2010 Napa Valley
Petit Sirah - Frank Family Vineyards 2009 Napa Valley
Syrah - Bartholomew Park Winery 2008 Sonoma Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon – Promise Winston, Hill Vineyard 2008 Rutherford
Zinfandel - Paul Simeon Collection, St Sophia 2009 Lodi
Red Bordeaux Style Blend - Blackbird Vineyards, Arise 2010 Carneros, Napa Valley
The American Fine Wine Competition, presented by Patriot National Insurance group, continues to celebrate fine wines with a series of upcoming events.
Press and bloggers cocktail party - Thursday, February 5th , 5 PM – 7 PM
(open to the public)
American Social, Fort Lauderdale opens its doors for the celebration
Wine Carnival - Thursday, February 21st, 5 PM – 8 PM (open to the public)
Taking place at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Wine Carnival and Consumer Challenge takes and exciting twist on the everyday wine tasting. Sponsors and charities will have “carnival booths” where guests can play wine inspired activities such as ring the wine bottle, toss the cork and other fun games. Twelve lucky guests will be selected to sit at the AFWC Challenge Table where contestants will attempt to identify 10 glasses of wine for the ultimate Grand Prize of two tickets to the AFWC Gala. Through out the evening Total Wines and the AFWC will be pouring selected wines served with delectable cuisine from area restaurants. This charitable evening will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute. $40 per person.
AFWC will conclude with a highly anticipated Gala Dinner - Thursday, April 4th, 6 PM – 10 PM.
The wine event of the year will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Celebrating the Finest Wines Produced in the United States! Guests will have a chance to taste the 622 participating wines while partaking in the silent and live auction benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute and 4Pets Charities. All the wines that have entered into the competition will be poured tableside for guests by “Wine Angels”. In attendance will be notable guests including 20-30 winemakers who will pour their wines from specially made “Tasting rooms” and four renowned chefs - Chef Norman Van Aken from Tuyo Miami, Chef Angelo Elia from Casa D’Angelo, Chef Dean Max from Ocean 3030 and Chef Christina Machamer winner of the 4th Season of Hells Kitchen- will be cooking the four course dinner on stage.
Tickets are currently available for $300 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information please call (561) 504-VINE (8463) or visit www.americanfinewinecompetition.com
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About the American Fine Wine Competition
Since 2007 AFWC has raised over $500,000 for local charities and helped brand both local businesses through sponsorship and many small boutique wineries in the US through events. AFWC is sponsored by Patriot National Insurance Group . For more information about the American Fine Wine Competition and for Sponsorship opportunities please call 561-504-VINE (8463) or via email: email@example.com.
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