Broward County Lifestyle Tasting Event

2013 AFWC Kick-Off Reception

VIP Party Announcing 2013 AFWC AwardsFriday, February 1, 6-7:30pm – Chill Wine Lounge, 1828 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

After much anticipation, the 2013 American Fine Wine Competition Results were announced in Fort Lauderdale at an intimate VIP Party. This private, invitation only event brought together selected media personnel, judges and sponsors as they took pleasure in tasting the great American Wines from last year’s AFWC along with an array of hors d’oeuvres while awaiting the unveiling of the 2013 AFWC Results.

A total of 632 of America’s finest wines were invited to participate in the exclusive American Fine Wine Competition, held at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus on January 20th & 21st, 2013. 24 nationally acclaimed sommeliers came together for two days to evaluate and judge some of the finest wines produced in the United States. After two days of judging, the prestigious Best Of Show and Best Of Class honors are announced.

Best of Show 2013:
Other White – Hagafen Cellars “Prix”, Rancho Wieruszowski-Riesling 2009 Napa Valley
Pinot Noir-The Donum Estate, Donum Ranch Vineyard 2010 Carneros,
Sparkling Wines – Mumm Napa, Devaux Ranch, Carneros 2008 Napa Valley
Late Harvest – Castello di Amorosa Gewürztraminer 2011 Anderson Valley Mendocino

Best of Class 2013:
Sauvignon Blanc - Pine & Brown, 2011 Napa Valley
Pinot Gris (Grigio) - Solena Estate, 2011 Willamette Valley
Chardonnay – Frostwatch Vineyard, Bennet Valley 2010 Bennett Valley Sonoma County
Merlot – V. Sattui Winery 2010 Napa Valley
Petit Sirah – Frank Family Vineyards 2009 Napa Valley
Syrah – Bartholomew Park Winery 2008 Sonoma Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon – Promise Winston, Hill Vineyard 2008 Rutherford
Zinfandel – Paul Simeon Collection, St Sophia 2009 Lodi
Red Bordeaux Style Blend – Blackbird Vineyards, Arise 2010 Carneros, Napa Valley

For more info contact or 561-504-VINE (8463).

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