The 5th Annual Florida International Wine Challenge

The 5th Annual Florida International Wine Challenge, Florida’s leading professional wine competition, hosted its 2009 edition at the prestigious Smith & Wollensky Restaurant in South Beach April 25-26. The FIWC brings together Florida’s most respected and influential wine industry professionals to taste hundreds of wines from around the world.

Following the professional evaluation session, the general public was invited to attend and test their wine acumen while enjoying a relaxed evening of wine discovery at one of South Florida’s most famous waterfront epicurean landmarks. Wine lovers tasted hundreds of wines, kept track of their favorites and won exciting prizes if their selection matched the judges' picks.  

Ticket sales benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, an affiliate agency of America’s oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization.

And the winners are:

  1. 2006 Seduction,O'Brien Estate, Napa Valley, USA, 93 Points
  2. 2004 Roc de Cambes, Francois Mitjavile, Cotes De Bourg, France, 93 Points
  3. 2006 Vidal Icewine VQA, Vineland Estates, Niagara Peninsula, Canada, 93 Points
  4. 2006 O'Brien Estate Merlot, O'Brien Estate, Napa Valley, USA, 93 Points
  5. 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mettler Family Vineyards, Lodi, USA, 92 Points
  6. 2004 Tossals, Bodegas Grifoll Declara, Montsant, Spain, 92 Points
  7. 2007 Rosa Regale, Vigne Regali, Tuscany, Italy, 91 Points
  8. 2007 Mas de la Rouviere Bandol, Laurent Bunan, Provence, France, 91 Points
  9. 2004 Santa Faustina D'Autor, Weinert & Reta S.A, Mendoza, Argentina, 91 Points
  10. 2006 Ingle Vineyard, Heron Hill, Finger Lakes, USA, 91 Points
  11. NV Gruet Blanc de Noirs, Gruet Winery, New Mexico, USA, 91 Points

 
For more information on the Florida International Wine Challenge www.fiwc.net

 

2006 Seduction,O'Brien Estate, Napa Valley, USA

2006 Vidal Icewine VQA, Vineland Estates, Niagara Peninsula, Canada, 93 Points

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mettler Family Vineyards, Lodi, USA

 

2006 O'Brien Estate Merlot, O'Brien Estate, Napa Valley, USA

Rosa Regale, Vigne Regali, Tuscany, Italy

2006 Ingle Vineyard, Heron Hill, Finger Lakes, USA

Gruet Blanc de Noirs, Gruet Winery, New Mexico, USA
Santa Faustina D'Autor, Weinert & Reta S.A, Mendoza, Argentina
   

 

 

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