Indy International 2012 Photos
August 5, 2012
The 21st Indy International Wine Competition 2012 was held August 1-3 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. More than 2,500 wines from 41 states and 12 countries were judged by a panel of 48 judges from 19 states and Canada. Fourteen of the judges were women. The surprise winner of the Wine of The Year Award went to River City Winery of New Albany for its 2011 Vignoles. This is the first wine made from hybrid grapes ever to win the Indy International.
Wine judge Amanda Stewart of Purdue University
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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