The American Fine Wine Competition has completed the judging for 2012. The results from the 660 entries from around the U.S. include Best of Show medals awarded to a pinot noir and a late harvest blend.
In the red category, La Follette Wines of Mendocino County won for their 2009 Manchester Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir.
The North Coast’s Castello di Amorosa took Best of Show honors for their 2009 Il Passito late harvest Savignon Blanc and Semillon blend. It’s made in the style of a Sauternes.
In a statement on their win, Castello di Amorosa president Georg Salzner said, “We only enter a couple of wine competitions a year. We were honored to be invited to this invitation-only competition and very pleased with the final results.”
For a taste of these and other judged wines from the event, check out the Consumer Challenge Wine Carnival, slated for Thursday at Bogart’s in Boca Raton.
From 7 to 9 p.m., participants can be one of those chosen to be in the wine challenge – tasting blind in a contest similar to the actual judging.
There will be food stations, other games and prizes, including a Grand Prize of the night – tickets to the AFWC Gala, with Emeril Lagasse, slated for April 19 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.
Tickets for the Carnival are $38 online, or $45 at the door.
Bogart’s is in the Cinemark 20 Movie Palace at 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton.