Tasters Guild Announces the Medal Winners of its
31st Annual International Wine Judging
Tasters Guild International, a Wine and Food Appreciation Society based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with administrative offices in Washington D.C., has announced the results of its Thirty-first Annual International Wine Judging held May 1-4, 2018.
Twenty-three experienced judges from around the country completed over 1,400 evaluations of wine from 9 countries and 30 states/provinces. The judging panels were comprised of a carefully selected mix of retailers, winemakers, wine writers, restaurateurs, wine educators and experienced consumers. As part of the total wine evaluation process, nearly 35% of the wines entered were randomly chosen for reevaluation to verify the accuracy and fairness of medal consideration.
Of special interest this year was the superior quality of the entered wines, which led to many judges’ comments such as; "An outstanding array of vinifera, hybrid, labrusca and fruit other than grape wines.” “We experienced some exceptionally good proprietary blends.” “The quality of wine was excellent from the 2016 and 2017 vintages.” “Wineries are excelling in processing the best fruit possible from their region and narrowing down varieties to produce superb signature wines for the consuming public to experience.”
"By sponsoring this wine judging event, it is the objective of Tasters Guild to give the consumer a
reference point in choosing quality wine values," explains Tasters Guild President, Joe Borrello. "Tasters Guild recommends any wine judging results or tasting evaluations be used only as an informational guide for consumers in establishing personal preferences. However, with our reevaluation procedure, we take extra precaution to appraise the wines as accurately as possible."
TASTERS GUILD is a society of wine and food lovers which recently associated with the American Wine Society and now consists of over one hundred and twenty chapters throughout the country that provide active and ongoing wine and food events for over 7,000 wine consuming members.
A complete database search of medal winners from the judging is available on the Tasters Guild website at www.tastersguild.com. For printed copies of the medal results or specific breakout reports and for Guild information and/or interviews, contact:
Joe Borrello, President