Friday, February 15, 2008

New York Scores Big at Florida State Fair International Wine & Juice Competition

NEW YORK GOLD was found in the Sunshine State, with New York wineries capturing a total of 190 medals including 19 Gold, 88 Silver, and 83 Bronze.

Chris Stamp, Jon Damian of Lakewood Vineyards, and Jim Tresize of the NYWGA were among the judges at the Florida State Fair International Wine & Grape Juice Competition in Tampa , one of the country’s best events with over 1,600 entries this year from 36 states and 10 foreign countries.

Gold medals were awarded to Anthony Road 2006 Cabernet Franc/Lemberger; Casa Larga Vineyards Estate Bottled Pallido; Chateau Frank Celebre Cremant and Dr. Konstantin Frank 2006 Dry Riesling; Duck Walk Boysenberry; Earl Estates Meadery Raspberry Reflections; Goose Watch Winery Classic Cream Sherry, Diamond, Golden Spumante, and 2006 Melody; Hunt Country Vineyards 2006 Cayuga White; Knapp Winery Superstition and 2006 Cayuga White; Lakewood Vineyards 2006 Chardonnay; Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars 2006 Estate Bottled Chardonnay; Penguin Bay Percussion; Pindar Vineyards 2005 Cabernet Franc; Torrey Ridge Winery Catawba and Diamond.