Monday, April 02, 2007

New World International Wine Competition Results

- The results are in for the NWIWC and the Finger Lakes' Lucas Vineyards & Dr. Frank scored big. Congrats to both!!!

Lucas Vineyards, NV Extra Dry, Finger Lakes New York

Best of Varietal, Dr. Konstantin Frank, 2006 Rkatsiteli, Finger Lakes New York

Gold Medal
Dr. Konstantin Frank, 2006 Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes New York

Silver Medal
Chateau LaFayette Reneau, 2003 Chardonnay, New York Barrel Fermented
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, 2006 Riesling, New York
Heron Hill Winery, 2004 Johannisberg Riesling, Ingle Vineyard New York
Hosmer Winery, NV Red Blend, Finger Lakes New York Estate Red
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars, 2005 Chardonnay, Finger Lakes New York Estate

See the complete results here:
I think Wine Competition results are good lists to give you ideas about new wines to try, especially if you are travelling to a specific area. It used to be that you'd see mostly California wines at the top of these competitions but now there seems to be so much great wine being made all across the country that are garnering top awards. I'm seeing Nebraska & Missouri wines gaining top medals lately. It just makes me want to head out on a winery road trip across the U.S. I think it's a very exciting time for the U.S. wine industry and a great time to be a wine drinker with U.S. winemakers becoming some of the best in the world.

In my next post, I'll review my trip last weekend to Long Island Wine Country and I'll have the results from the Finger Lakes Wine Competition from last weekend as soon as they are posted.
From this article, it appears that New York wines did very well.

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