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2013 WineMaker International Wine Competition Results

4,564 entries 923 wine flights 2,282 total judging hours 50 American states 8 Canadian provinces 9 Countries From April 19 to 21, 2013, a record total of 4,564 different wines were judged at the Burlington Hilton in Burlington, Vermont. This year’s competition was the largest in our 11-year history and is the largest wine competition of its kind in the world. The 4,564 entries arrived from hobby winemakers living throughout North America in all 50 American states and 8 Canadian provinces and as far away as Italy and Australia. Over the course of three days, experienced judging panels worked through 923 flights, examining each wine using the UC-Davis 20-point wine scale evaluating appearance, aroma, taste, aftertaste and overall impression. The wines were entered in 50 different categories and included an astonishing array of varietals and wine styles. Kit wines competed alongside fresh-grape entries in this blind tasting. Entries were awarded gold, silver, bronze and best of show medals based on the average score given by the judging panel. The Grand Champion wine medal was the top overall scoring wine across