On Judging a Wine Competition & the Results of the 2020 American Fine Wine Competition

For those of you who only see my Vino column or other articles I write about wine that end up online, you may not know that I'm also a wine judge for a couple of competitions--both take place locally in South Florida, but one has national reach. The American Fine Wine Competition just wrapped up... Continue Reading →

Who Took Home the Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition?

On January 20th and 21st of this year, I was selected to join 31 other wine industry professionals to judge the 12th annual American Fine Wine Competition that took place at the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality. Close to 700 wines were invited to participate in the American wine-only competition, with the hopes... Continue Reading →

The American Fine Wine Competition Announces Results from the 11th Annual Judging

January 22, 2018, South Florida: Announced today were the winners of the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition, where more than 630 wines from 200 wineries vied for top honors in the invitation-only event. The Judging -- conducted by a 28-member blue ribbon panel of wine industry journalists,educators, restaurateurs, retailers, and top sommeliers from across the country... Continue Reading →

Announcing the (Stunning) Results of the Tenth Annual American Fine Wine Invitational Judging

January 24, 2017- Honoring America’s wine-making prowess, The American Fine Wine Invitational (AFWI), one of the nation’s most prominent and prestigious wine events, announces these stunning results! This year, 850 wines from 230 wineries were included. THE JUDGING took place over MLK weekend on January 15 & 16 at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality &... Continue Reading →

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