Drink to That: 2011 Wine & Spirit Winners

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

Best Liqueur

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


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