17th Annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition a Great Success

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This past weekend, the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition went very well.  There was a wonderful turnout from the judges, great cooperation among the volunteers, and fantastic wines from all over the world.  Below are the final stats and some of the results from the competition.  You can find the entire list of results on the FLIWC website: www.fliwc-cgd.com.  Thank you to everyone who participated, and we hope everyone had a wonderful time! We will see you all next year!

Total Wines Judged: 3077

Total Wineries: 621

Total Countries Entered: 16

From: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, United States

Total Judges: 52

From: Argentina, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Slovenia, United States

Total Medals: Double Gold – 88, Gold – 228, Silver – 1188, Bronze – 1099

Best Of Categories:

Best Sparkling  – Blanc de Blanc  NV Gloria Ferrer Winery California, United States

Raul Castellani Award – Best South American Wine  – Mora Negra  2013 Finca Las Moras, Argentina

John Rose Award – Best Riesling – McGuigan Shortlist Riesling 2009 Australian Vintage Ltd., Australia

Best Merlot  – Horse Heaven Hills Merlot  2014 Mercer Estates Winery, Washington, United States

Best Icewine  – De Sousa Vidal Icewine 2014 Diamond Estates Winery, Ontario, Canada

Best Fruit Wine  – Yogi Berry Blackberry NV Holy-Field Vineyard & Winery, Kansas, United States

Best Chardonnay – Kosut Chardonnay Selection 2015   Rodinné vinařství Košut s.r.o., Czech Republic

Best Cabernet Sauvignon – SP1600 Limited Edition 2013 RD Winery, California, United States

Best Cabernet Franc – Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014 Penns Woods Winery, Pennsylvania, United States

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