International Women’s Wine Competition (VIDEO)

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Women and Wine

The International Women’s Wine Competition is expertly judged by women for women wine buyers.  Studies show 8 out of 10 ladies are the ones lining up and checking out with wine to take at home.  In response to these stats, the International Women’s Wine Competition was created to provide the female perspective to professional wine buyers and consumers.

Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani, was fortunate enough to be one of the judges at the 2011 and 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition. In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani sits down at the 2011 International Women’s Wine Competition and shows us what it takes to make it as a wine judge and introduces us to some truly amazing women in wine!

2012 International Women’s Wine Competition Winners

The Best Woman Winemaker: Georgetta Dane, winemaker for Big House Wines in Soledad, California.

Best of Show: Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery 2009 Lago di Merlo Vineyards and Winery Sangiovese Dry Creek Valley Estate Grown $28.00

Best of Show White: Underdog Wine & Spirits 2011 Big House White California $9.99

Best of Show Rose: Francis Ford Coppola Winery 2011 Sofia Rose California, Monterey County $19.00

Best of Show Dessert & Late Harvest: Seavin, Inc NV San Sebastian Winery Cream Sherry American White Muscadine $19.99

Best of Show Sparkling: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards 2004 Gloria Ferrer ROYAL CUVEE Carneros Methode Champenoise $32.00

Best of Show Fruit: St. James Winery NV St. James Winery Peach American $8.99

The wines were judged from a field of over 860 entries. Judges awarded a total of 27 Double Gold, 73 Gold and 268 Silver medals.

2012 International Women’s Wine Competition Winners Results here: www.vwm-online.com/iwwc

2011 Sweepstakes Winners

Best of Show: Calcareous Vineyard 2008 Tres Violet

Best Red: Calcareous Vineyard 2008 Tres Violet

Best White:  Ste Michelle Wine Estates Cold Creek Riesling

Best Rose/Blush: Tassel Ridge Winery NV Pink Catawba

Best Dessert & Late Harvest (including Ice Wine): Hernder Estate Wines 2007 Vidal Ice Wine

Best Sparkling: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards NV Blanc de Noir

2011 Women Winemakers Sweepstakes Winners

Best of Show: Wilson Winery 2009 Zinfandel Molly’s Reserve

Best Red: Wilson Winery 2009 Zinfandel Molly’s Reserve

Best White: – Tie Windsor Oaks Vineyard & Winery 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Best White: – Tie Galen Glen Winery 2010 Gewurtztraminer

Best Rose/Blush: Verdad Wine Cellars 2010 Grenache Rose – Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard

Best Dessert & Late Harvests (including Ice Wine): Haak Vineyards & Winery 2006 Madeira Jacquez

Best Sparkling: Rock Wall Wine Company 2010 Blanc de Blanc

For a complete list of the 2011 International Women’s Wine Competition Winners CLICK HERE!

Monique Soltani

Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24

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2 Total Comments

  1. Rosina Wilson

    Terrific video, Monique ~ with *wonderful* interviews. Congrats on your “Best Wine Blog” nomination. I’m going to go vote for you now… ;)

    Cheers,
    Rosina

  2. Monique Soltani

    Hi Rosina, Thank you so much for your kind words and for your support! I’m just thrilled to be able to share these stories on Wine Oh TV and honored to be a finalist for the 2012 Wine Blog Awards! Can’t wait to see you in September! :)

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