Midwest Winery Dog of the Year Contest

Mark Ganchiff

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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15 Responses

  1. Dave Anthony says:

    Can’t vote for dog of choice. I can click and vote for the two dogs on page one, but the rest will not allow a click.

    Great pictures!

    • Mark Ganchiff says:

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble. Please log off and log back on your browser. Clearing the cache can also help break internet log jams. We find Google Chrome works well with Midwest Wine Press. Please let me know if issues persist.

    • Erin says:

      I’m having the same trouble too. It only displays two dogs for me. Am I missing something? 🙂

  2. cheryl says:

    I want to vote for Jackson, at Gills Pier Winery in Michigan, but it doesn’t let me click on him! He’s a pretty good dog!

    • Mark Ganchiff says:

      Please see the new instructions, the dogs you can vote on are on the first page of the contest. After you vote once, a new pair of dog photos will appear.

      • Laurie says:

        Hmm,does that mean I can’t vote the first time for a dog on the second page?

        • Mark Ganchiff says:

          Now I’m confused! If I understand the question correctly, you’re asking if you can skip a round of voting? The answer is “yes.” To skip a round of voting, click “I can’t decide” at the bottom and the system will go to next round.

  3. Lori Grossnickle says:

    Tried to vote and can’t! What’s up?

    • Mark Ganchiff says:

      Please vote on the first page of the contest only. We also put pictures of all the dogs in two separate articles that don’t have voting which we admit is confusing. “Dogs 1-10” and “Dogs 11-20” are just for your viewing pleasure but not contest voting.

  4. Liane says:

    The site only lets one vote for one of two dogs and neither is my choice! My vote is for Sunny Patch from Berryville Vineyards!! If you are going to have a contest then let us vote for who we want, not narrow it down to two.

  5. Laurie says:

    Hi Mark,

    Happy New Year to you and your team! You deserve a big “Thank You” for all you’ve done to support the industry.


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