Best Wines for Women (VIDEO)

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Winemakers: Angelina Mondavi & Shauna Rosenblum

2013 International Women’s Wine Competition Results: Ladies listen up, here are seven wines you must try! These are the best wines for women because they were rated and reviewed with the feminine mystique in mind. The International Women’s Wine Competition is expertly judged by women for women wine buyers. Studies show eight out of ten ladies are the ones lining up and checking out with wine to take at home. In response to these stats, Vineyard & Winery Management created the International Women’s Wine Competition to provide the female perspective to professional wine buyers and consumers.

The results are in for the 2013 International Women’s Wine Competition. More than 900 wines were entered in the competition so the judges really had their work cut out for them this year. Judges awarded a total of 26 Double Gold medals, 100 Gold medals, 311 Silver medals, 225 Bronze medals, and a total of 37 Best of Class awards.

Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani was lucky enough to be one of the International Women’s Wine Competition judges for the third year in a row. In this video, Monique interviews fellow judges and Best of Show winner and Rock Wall Wine Company winemaker, Shauna Rosenblum immediately after she found out she won and Dark Matter Wines winemaker, Angelina Mondavi.

2013 Best of Show Wines

Best of Show Dessert Wine: Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery – 2011 Late Harvest Cabernet Franc – Chester County, Pennsylvania

Best of Show Fruit Wine: Galena Cellars 2012 Red Raspberry Wine

Best of Show Red Wine: Rock Wall Wine Company’s Harris Kratka 2010 Zinfandel from Alexander Valley

Best of Show Rosé Wine: Mey Icki Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. Kayra Vintage 2012 Blush, Turkey

Best of Show Sparkling Wine: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards – 2005 Royal Cuvee, Carneros

Best of Show White Wine: Inman Family Wines – 2011 Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Best Wine By A Woman Winemaker: Shauna Rosenblum, Rock Wall Wine Company, for the Harris Kratka 2010 Zinfandel

Chief Judge Debra Del Fiorentino, Sommelier, CWP, CSW, points out that the International Women’s Wine Competition is judged entirely by leading women in the wine industry. The judges recognize not only the best wines submitted, but also the wines they feel would appeal most to women wine buyers and consumers. The judging was held in Sonoma County, California July 9-10, 2013. The complete list of medal winner is posted on www.winecompetitions.com.

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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