NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultimate Beverage Challenge's (UBC) second annual Ultimate Wine Challenge was held at Astor Center New York City on May 2-6, 2011. Once again, Ultimate Wine Challenge has proved that integrity, method, and credibility can flourish and be the driving forces in a competitive beverage alcohol environment.
2011 Ultimate Wine Challenge Chairman's Trophy Winners For a complete list of results and scores please go to http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/uwc2011results Red Wine: -- Altos Nevado Malbec 2008 (Argentina): Malbec-World -- Beronia Tempranillo Reserva (Spain): Spain-Reds -- Black Stallion Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (USA): Cabernet Sauvignon-World -- Cecchi Sangiovese di Maremma Bonzio 2009 (Italy): Sangiovese-World -- Falua Conde de Vimioso Reserva 2008 (Portugal): Portugal-Reds -- Franciscan Magnificat 2006 (USA): Assorted Reds-North America -- Giarrusso Zinfandel 2008 (USA): Zinfandel-USA -- Sequana Pinot Noir Sarmento Vineyard 2009 (USA): Pinot Noir-World -- Wakefield St. Andrews Estate Shiraz 2006 (Australia): Shiraz/Syrah-World -- Wild Horse Merlot 2008 (USA): Merlot-World White Wine: -- Clos du Val Ariadne Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc (USA): Sauvignon Blanc-World -- Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2009 (South Africa): Chardonnay-World -- La Miranda de Secacastilla Grenache Blanc 2009 (Spain): Assorted Whites-Europe -- Wagner Vineyards Riesling Semi-Dry Estate Grown 2009 (USA): Riesling-World Champagne/Sparkling: -- Piper Sonoma Blanc de Blancs NV (USA): Sparkling-World Dessert Wine: -- Inniskillin Vidal Blanc Ice Wine 2007 (Canada): Late Harvest/Botrytisized-North America Fortified Wine: -- Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Porto (Portugal): Porto-Portugal
Panels of best-of-the-best judges led by F. Paul Pacult (Judging Chairman) and Sean Ludford (Assistant Judging Chairman) - specifically Lorena Ascencios; Michael Apstein; Christy Canterbury; James Conley; Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW; Mary Gorman; Ed McCarthy; John McClement; Steve Olson; Patricia Savoie; Tara Q. Thomas and Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW -carefully assessed the submitted domestic and international wines. The judging panels did not know the identity of any of the entered still, sparkling and fortified wines in order to provide a completely level playing field for all entrants. Entrants were judged on the 100-point rating system in multiple rounds to arrive at the top wine per category. All wines were judged in flights according to price, grape type and region. The highest scoring wines were awarded the coveted Chairman's Trophy.
Said UBC Managing Partner F. Paul Pacult, "In order to make our results more informative for consumer, this year we're providing tasting notes from the judges for all Chairman's Trophy-winning wines as well as for Finalists. In addition, we've designated wines that represent Great Value, indicated by the dollar icon on our website, based upon the relationship between their price and final score."
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About Ultimate Beverage Challenge: Ultimate Beverage Challenge (UBC) provides expert evaluation of spirits, cocktails and wines for producers, importers and marketers through its three innovative annual competitions - Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Ultimate Cocktail Challenge and Ultimate Wine Challenge. In addition, UBC will host a gala consumer, media and trade tasting event, Ultimate Blast, in NYC on October 14, 2011, to showcase the most noteworthy spirits, cocktails and wines.
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