Sunday, April 1, 2007
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Winemakers from around the world will send their best wines to Indiana for the Indy International Wine Competition July 26-28th, 2007. Over 3,800 wines from 17 countries were judged at Indy last year, making it the largest international wine competition in the . Eighty wine judges will travel to Indianapolis from throughout the , Europe and to taste, analyze and score the various wines. Past judges include Daryl Groom, executive vice president/winemaker for Geyser Peak Winery and Dan Berger, syndicated wine columnist.
Competition categories include commercial and amateur entries. Amateur winemakers and commercial fruit winemakers will find the Indy International appealing since the Indy International provides special trophies and recognition for both of these categories. Trophies for the commercial wine class include best of show, best white, best red, and a Pacesetter Trophy, awarded to the winery winning the most quality points at the competition.
The competition, sponsored by the Indiana State Fair, will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Blue Ribbon Pavilion in Indianapolis . Judging will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10am-12pm on Saturday. To receive an entry form or additional information, please contact the entry department at (765) 494-3614 or email@example.com. Information is also available at www.in.gov/iwc.