Winemaker Challenge VI
March 21 & 22, 2015
Sixth Annual Winemaker Challenge
International Wine Competition
to 'Score' Medal-Winning Wines with Numerical Rating
The sixth annual Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition took place March 21 and 22 with another impressive lineup of renowned winemakers coming together at this unique event to evaluate and rate newly released wines.
Winemaker Challenge is one of only two wine competitions in the United States that utilizes winemakers exclusively to judge each entry.
This event was moved from its traditional January dates on the U.S. wine competition calendar to better position itself to address young wines coming to market for the first time in early spring.
And this year there's a twist, with each medal-winning wine receiving a numerical rating as well as a platinum, gold or silver award.
The Winemaker Challenge is organized by nationally syndicated wine columnist Robert Whitley, a veteran of more than 20 years at running wine competitions. Robert's 'Wine Talk' column is distributed weekly by the Creators Syndicate. Robert also is publisher of Wine Review Online, which will post detailed reviews and scores of all platinum winners shortly after completion of the Winemaker Challenge.
Winemaker Challenge is the first in the series of wine "Challenge" competitions created by Robert, beginning with the Critics Challenge in 2004. The Critics Challenge, in which all of the judges are notable wine journalists, was followed in 2009 by the Sommelier Challenge, with a team of judges drawn exclusively from the ranks of certified sommeliers.