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2012 WineMaker Wine Label Contest Winners

It’s not often that we thank people for making our job difficult, but when it comes to judging the label contest we appreciate the challenge you artists provide for us each year, as well as all of the hard work and imagination that goes into your designs. This year we picked a gritty guns and Grigio theme as our grand prize winner, a design with a vintage vibe for gold, fruit bombs for silver and a blocky Barbera for bronze. Thank you to everyone who entered. Also, thank you to all of our generous sponsors for providing so many great prizes. GRAND Greg and Jody Lumsden Glen Carbon, Illinois Greg and Judy came up with this idea, surprisingly, as Greg’s birthday theme (for the impending apocalypse). “Since my birthday is on December 21, 2012 — the supposed end of the world — I said that I would want my gold, guns and homemade wine. It just so happened that I was working on a Pinot Grigio at the time so it kinda stuck.”       GOLD Michael DiFrisco Madison,