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Old 08-03-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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My wine won a gold medal

Being an amateur winemaker means that people sometimes view the fruits of your labor with a skeptical eye. But today I got news that a wine I entered in the Indy International Wine Competition (put on by Purdue University, and the largest independent competition in the US, with almost 3,000 entries) won a gold medal. What makes it even cooler is that amateur wines compete alongside commercial wines, and my little blend beat out other wines in the same category made by "big guys" like Chateau Ste. Michelle.

As some of my friends on the other side of the pond sometimes say, I'm totally chuffed!

This is my 2010 "Right Bank Blend", which is made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It was aged for 12 months in a French oak barrel. The grapes came from the Rattlesnake Hills AVA in Washington state.


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Old 08-03-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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WOW!!! Steve that's outstanding. Kudos.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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Yea! Great Steve! Congrats!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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Thanks guys!
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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Whoaaa! Awesome, Steve!!!

Congrats, that is amazing!!! When can I expect my shipment?
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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Whoaaa! Awesome, Steve!!!

Congrats, that is amazing!!! When can I expect my shipment?
Ha ha.... I would have to find myself it first. We always hide a few unmarked boxes of the good stuff so we don't drink it too early.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #7
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congrats, steve!

do you actually get a medal, or trophy, or something?
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #8
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Lest anyone thinks this was a fluke, Mr. Kroll has won a gold medal in this competition in each of the past three years' competitions! Not to mention a silver as well last year.

We have a real live vintner on board!
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w00t! and congrats.
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DC's Olympian!!!

Go Steve!!!
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