Agriculture Press Release
February 25, 2000
Two Florida wineries win "Best of Show"
TAMPA -- The Florida State Fair International Wine Competition was completed on Saturday, February 12, 2000. The competition featured over 500 entries from across the United States and four foreign countries. Wine regions represented included California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, New Jersey, Michigan, Missouri and Louisiana. Six Florida wineries were represented in the competition. Entries from Canada, Chile, Bulgaria and Australia were also judged.
The judging took place over 2 1/2 days with gold, silver and bronze medals being awarded to the best wines in each of several classes. On the final day of judging, the "Best of Show" competition was held among the gold medal winning wines. The results were:
Best of Show White Wine:
Best of Show Red Wine:
Best of Show Dessert Wine:
Best of Show Florida White Wine:
Best of Show Florida Red Wine:
Best of Show Florida Dessert Wine:
The Florida State Fair International Wine Competition is co-sponsored by the Florida
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