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August 2012

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t Echelon Vineyards 2010 Pinot Noir, Collection, Russian River Valley BEST PINOT NOIR IN SHOW WINE DIVISION DOUBLE GOLD MEDALS Hiro 2011 Junmai Saké, Niigata, Japan BEST SAKÉ IN SHOW Barefoot Bubbly Blanc de Blanc, Premium Extra Dry, California Bartenura Sparkling Moscato,Italy GOLD MEDALS Boyanci 2009 InSpire Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Boyanci 2009 Red Blend, Stagecoach, Napa Valley BEST RED BLEND IN SHOW & BEST RED WINE IN SHOW Candia Vineyards 2011 Ice Storm, New Hampshire BEST LATE HARVEST IN SHOW (WHITE) Chateau Frank 2006 Blanc de Noirs, Finger Lakes BEST SPARKLING WINE IN SHOW Coyote Moon Vineyards 2011 La Crescent, New York State BEST WHITE HYBRID IN SHOW Col Solare 2008 Red Blend, Columbia Valley Lander-Jenkins 2011 Chardonnay, Spirit Hawk, California BEST CHARDONNAY IN SHOW Heron Wines 2011 Chardonnay, California Hiro 2011 Junmai Ginjo Saké, Niigata, Japan Wiliam Hill Estate Winery 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley BEST CABERNET SUAVIGNON IN SHOW Wiliam Hill Estate Winery 2010 Chardonnay, Napa Valley Yellow Tail Moscato, Australia BEST WHITE WINE IN SHOW & BEST MUSCAT IN SHOW SILVER MEDALS Coyote Moon Vineyards 2010 Fire Boat White (RS 10.5%), New York State Coyote Moon Vineyards 2011 Island Mama, New York State Coyote Moon Vineyards 2011 River Run, New York State Echelon Vineyards 2010 Chardonnay, Collection, Napa Valley Gallo Signature Series 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Lightning Creek 2010 Shiraz, Kulara Estate, Southeast Australia, Bodega Elena de Mendoza 2010 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina Backsberg 2010 Kosher Merlot, Paarl, South Africa Barefoot Cellars Merlot, California Almaraes 2009 Grenada, Spain Matilda's Ghost 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra,South Australia Matilda's Ghost 2009 Shiraz, Barossa,South Australia Memento 2009 Grenada,Spain Predator 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi Redwood Creek 2010 Malbec,Argentina Redwood Creek 2010 Zinfandel, Lodi Ruta 22 Malbec, Patagonia, Argentina Rutherford Ranch 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Scott Family Estate 2010 Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco Turning Leaf Vineyard 2010 Merlot, California Turning Leaf Vineyard 2010 Pinot Noir, California Turning Leaf Vineyard 2010 Sweet White, refresh, California Turning Leaf Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay, California Vertijana 2007 1, Grenada, Spain 86 / the tasting panel / august 2012 he New York World Wine & Spirits Competitions, sponsored by THE TASTING PANEL, held its prestigious judging on June 26 and 27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. With continued growth in its second year, this year's competition featured a panel of highly esteemed wine and spirits experts who judged entrants ranging from established brands and brand extensions to emerging brands in both existing and new categories, all of whom are given exposure to important beverage trade around the nation. Congratulations to all the winners! Below are the Double Gold, Gold and Silver winners. For a list of all winners, go to Winners of the 2012 New York World Wine & Spirits Competitions Benmore Four Casks Scotch Whisky Scotland BEST SCOTCH IN SHOW SPIRITS DIVISION DOUBLE GOLD MEDALS Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA BEST BOURBON IN SHOW BEST MEZCAL IN SHOW; BEST WHITE SPIRIT IN SHOW Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey, USA Doña Sarita Mezcal, Mexico BEST BRANDY IN SHOW; BEST BROWN SPIRIT IN SHOW El Capo Platinum Tequila Mexico BEST TEQUILA IN SHOW Lepanto Brandy PX, Spain Luxardo Amaro Abano Liqueur, Italy BEST LIQUEUR IN SHOW Blanton's Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon, USA Dictador Distillery Icon Reserve 20 Yr. Rum, Colombia BEST RUM IN SHOW Sacacuento Añejo Mezcal, Mexico GOLD MEDALS Junipero Gin, USA BEST GIN IN SHOW Louis Royer Force 53 VSOP Cognac, France Naked Jay Big Dill Pickle Vodka, USA Best Flavored Vodka in Show Sloop Betty Vodka, USA BEST VODKA IN SHOW Soul Premium Cachaça,Brazil BEST CACHAÇA IN SHOW 1792 Ridgemont Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, USA Agave de Cortes Reposado Mezcal, Mexico Alma De Bohemio 15 Yr. Gran Reserve Rum, Panama Avellino Liqueur, USA SILVER MEDALS Balcones "1" Texas Single Malt Whisky, USA Balcones Baby Blue Corn Whisky, USA Balcones Rumble CR 92, USA Bacardi 1873 Solera Rum, USA Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Single Barrel Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, USA Cougar Juice Vodka, USA Dash Vodka, USA Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky, Canada Chinaco Reposado Tequila, Mexico Balcones True Blue "100" Corn Whisky, USA Brandon's Gin, USA Breckenridge Vodka, USA Diplomatico Blanco Rum Reserve, Venezuela English Harbour 10 Year Reserve Rum, Antigua Legend of Kremlin Vodka, Russia Luxardo Angioletto Hazelnut Liqueur, Italy Luxardo Apricot Liqueur, Italy Magellan Iris Gin , France Mastermind Vodka, USA Most Wanted Citrus Vodka, USA Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine, USA Opal Blue Premium Dry Gin, Australia Ron Abuelo Añejo 7 Yr. Rum, Panama Troy and Sons Blonde Whiskey, USA Vesica Potato Vodka, Poland

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