From: Brad Ring
Date: Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 5:51 AM
Subject: Club of the Year
To: Donna Bettencourt, President SHW
Congrats on your award. The Club of the Year is given to the winemaking club whose members earned the most medals during the competition weighted for type of medal earned (gold-3 points, silver – 2 points, bronze – 1 point). We had our big awards dinner and ceremony last Saturday night on the campus of Cornell University in New York’s Finger Lakes wine region. Steve Barrett from your club was on hand to accept the trophy – an etched wine carafe. I’ve attached a photo of Steve from the ceremony. You just beat out the Contra Costa Wine Group from the East Bay area (who had won the award the last few years). As you might know the WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition is the largest event of its kind in the world. This year we had 4,318 entries arrive from all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces and 7 different countries so as Club of the Year you’ve certainly earned bragging rights. In a few months I would be happy to send you out the 2013 competition entry forms you can distribute to your membership so you can defend your Club of the Year title next year! Next year’s WineMaker Conference and awards ceremony will take place closer to you in Monterey on May 17 & 18 and I hope to see many of your members in attendance. Again, congrats and please let me know if you have any questions.
Brew Your Own magazine, WineMaker magazine
WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition