International Women's Wine Competition Judging: June 20 - 21, 2017

Our winemaker here at Aristo Wines was recently invited to judge the International Women's Wine Competition from June 20 - 21, 2017 -- Here is a look behind the scenes with Meredith. 

Aristo Wine @ International Women's Wine Competition

The under $20 Cabernet Sauvignons, a somewhat dreaded category for a judge, but somebody has to do it! In all, I judged 7 categories for a total of 111, wines in one day. Second day was 35 wines chosen for best of show. Pictured is a partial flight of Cabernet and a fellow judge on the panel.            

Aristo Wine @ Women's Wine Competition

The very intriguing Flavored Sparkling category. I was not sure about this blueberry flavored sparkling wine. (which did not taste or smell like blueberries) 

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All the best of show contenders, a total smorgasbord of wine! You've got sparkling, whites, reds, and desserts all in one panel. This must have been the gold medal winner. 

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The competition capped off with a lovely judges' dinner @ Deloach Vineyards.

Aristo Wine @ International Women's Wine Competition

 

- Meredith Sarboraria