Wine Tasting Challenge Winners

By / Magazine / February 7th, 2011 / Like
Congratulation to Tidings writer, Evan Saviolidis, the Grand Award Winner of this year’s competition!

The Wine Tasting Challenge began in 2004, and since then, has been held annually. Organized by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, it gives the brightest wine amateurs and professionals an opportunity to compete against each other while “sharing in the spirit and fellowship of the vine”.

The competition boasts “the largest prize purse of its kind in the world”. There’s up to $150,000 in cash, trips, stemware, restaurant giftcards and scholarships available to be won.  

And the winners are …

PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE
Grand Award Winner:  Evan Saviolidis
2nd place:  Barclay Robinson
3rd place:  Jonathan Gonsenhauser

CCOVI-VQA CHALLENGE
1st place: Sarah Bartlett

SPIRITS CHALLENGE
1st place:  Barclay Robinson

AMATEUR CHALLENGE
1st place:  Jonathan Salem-Wiseman
2nd place:  Ed Chalupka
3rd place:  Irina Omari

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