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2001 Label Contest Winners

Gold Medal Winners

Joan Huff
Louisville, Kentucky

Joan won honorable mention in last year’s contest with a similarly colorful label. She and her husband ordered some Muscat grapes from California and things went downhill from there. Everything imaginable went wrong. Joan’s husband wanted to pour it down the driveway or use it to fertilize the plants but Joan wouldn’t give up on it. She kept adding things until it started to taste better. When it came time to name her wine, the cat and nine lives theme came up. She had brought it back to life. Joan doesn’t even have a cat. She’s a former art teacher and hand drew the cat on the label.

(Prize: 100 pounds of premium fresh wine grapes from Lodi, California from A1 Wine Grapes, a $25 gift certificate from Maltose Express, a Red Star Yeast selection pack and “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

Dr. John Cozzarelli
Nutley, New Jersey

John hits the big time again with another great label. This time, it’s a twist on the “Got Milk” campaign using the Mona Lisa as a model. The Mona Lisa is sporting a chef’s hat and a distinct red wine mustache. John simply saw a dairy ad one day and thought it would be a great add for wine. Thus, Got Wine! This texture-rich label was printed on a printable canvas and inkjet printer. The photo came from photo shop and he airbrushed it.

(Prize: Italian Floor Corker from Bader Beer and Wine Supply Inc, a $25 gift certificate from Maltose Express and a Red Star yeast selection pack from Red Star.)

Thomas Mattfeld
St. Peter, Minnesota

Thomas’ fun label is a clever play on Liebfraumilch. The label was the result of a group effort. He commissioned an artist friend, Dan Bernick, to draw the image and a nephew put it all together on the computer. The labels were designed to adorn their entries in the Minnesota State Fair wine contest. The judges were drawn, of course, to the frog as well as the obvious hand-drawn look.

(Prize: One Mosto Italiano Gewürztraminer pure juice kit from Brewmaster, a C02 head space flusher and 2 cases C02 cartridges from Beer, Beer and More Beer, a $25 gift certificate from St. Patrick’s of Texas, and one bag of 50 corks from Flying Barrel.)

Silver Medal Winners

Neal Perry
McGregor, Iowa

(Prize: Selection Luna Rossa Premium Wine Kit from LD Carlson Company.)

Jonathan Schepp
Irving, Texas

(Prize: Vinland 36 bottle wine rack from Brew by You.)

Michael Miller
Rochester, New York

(Prize: One 5-gallon carboy filled with your choice of grape juice from Walker’s Fruit Basket and Press House.)

Charles Radziewicz
Bolton, Massachusetts

(Prize: Wine Thief, Auto-Siphon and Double Blast Bottle Washer from Fermtech.)

Layne Montgomery
Folsom, California

(Prize: Hanna pHep pH meter with renewable probe from Wine, Beer and Cheesemaking Shop.)

Danny W. Anderson
Perry, Kansas

($50 gift certificate for grape vines at Double A Vineyards.)

Jean Taylor
Charlotte, North Carolina

(Prize: Electric 3 in 1 Eurofilter from Winemakeri Inc.)

Ed Pierzynski
Oaklyn, New Jersey

(Prize: Vino Merlot Wine Kit from Vino Products Corporation and six sheets of custom labels from myownlabels.com.)

Jenna Armentrout
Lynchburg, Virginia

(Prize: Vino White Zinfandel wine kit from Vino Products Corporation and six sheets of custom labels from myownlabels.com.)

Sue Wilson
Eugene, Oregon

(Prize: Vino Chardonnay wine kit from Vino Products Corporation and six sheets of custom labels from myownlabels.com.)

Bronze Medal Winners

John Goerger
Crystal Lake, Illinois

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press)

Paul and Heidi Taylor
Sarasota, Florida

(Prize: 1 bag of 50 corks from the Flying Barrel)

Thomas Sulik
Budd Lake, New Jersey

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

James Mahaffey
Decatur, Georgia

(Prize: “The Encyclopedia of Home Winemaking” from XYZ Publishing.)

Richard Cangiamila
Revere, Massachusetts

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

Jerry Sass
Salem, Oregon

(Prize: One bag of 50 corks from Flying Barrel)

Lynn Johnston
Boise, Idaho

(Prize: “The Encyclopedia of Home Winemaking” from XYZ Publishing.)

Salvatore J. Galati
Carbondale, Pennsylvania

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

Mitchell W. Gibson
Bloomingburg, New York

(Prize: One bag of 50 corks from Flying Barrel)

Luke Capotosto
Cranston, Rhode Island

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

Richard R Deuster
Hubertus, Wisconsin

(Prize: “The Encyclopedia of Home Winemaking” from XYZ Publishing.)

Gian Lombardo
Williamsburg, Massachusetts

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

Ray Nagashima
Greenwood Village, Colorado

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

Renee L. Southworth
Montgomery, Minnesota

(Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)

Steve Schmitt
Valley Park, Missouri

(Prize: “The Encyclopedia of Home Winemaking” from XYZ Publishing.)

Jack Kovach
Smithton, Pennsylvania

(Prize: “The Encyclopedia of Home Winemaking” from XYZ Publishing.)

John Haight
Shelton, Connecticut

(Prize: One bag of 50 corks from Flying Barrel)

Karen Schrader
Spring Hill, Florida

Prize: “Techniques in Home Winemaking” from Vehicule Press.)