The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, the largest international competition in America that is associated with The Bar & Wine Show, was judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine and spirit experts. Judging was based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity as it remains one of the nation's most respected wine and spirits competition.
Anthony Dias Blue of Blue Lifestyles, executive director of the San Francisco Int’l Wine Competition and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, announced the Sweepstakes Winners in six major categories. These products were rated the Best in Show from more than a thousand entries.
Best White Spirit
Balvarte Blanco Tequila, Mexico, Balvarte Spirits LLC
Best Brown Spirit
Balcones Single Malt, Balcones Distilling LLC
Luxardo Amaretto, Anchor Distilling Company
Best White Wine
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2008 Late Harvest Riesling, Ethos Reserve, Columbia Valley, Washington, USA, Chateau Ste. Michelle
Best Red Wine
Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family 2009 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, USA-Charles Krug-Peter Mondavi Family
Best Sparkling Wine
Ballatore NV Gran Spumante, California, USA-E & J Gallo Winery