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Beer & Wine

Beer & Wine Department Entry Rules:



Jim Dunn 360-370-5395

Minnie Knych 360 378-7040


Wine: Cordials, Ciders, Soft drinks:

Stan Reitan, the Wine Man at King’s Market and Chris Primus.

Beer: Bob Williams, Mike Close, Gib Black, Max Gilbertson, Tom Saterly, and Bob Jarman.

Location: Main Building next to Food Preservation.

Premium awards:

Blue: $4,

Red: $3,

White: Ribbon Only

Judging Criteria:

Things that the judges consider in placings:

Aroma – (as appropriate for style)

Appearance – (comment on color, clarity, etc.)

Flavor – (as appropriate to style: comment on balance, finish/ aftertaste and other flavor characteristics)

Mouthfeel – (comment on body, warmth, creaminess, astringency and other palate sensations.

Overall impression- (comment on drinking pleasure associated with entry, give suggestions for improvement)

Judges will give constructive comments to their review of each entry.


1. This department is for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

2. Every beer exhibit should be bottled in a 12 oz., dark, unmarked, crown capped bottle.

3. Wine should be bottled in a corked wine bottle.

4. Two bottles of wine/ beer should be submitted in each lot: one unmarked for judging and one for exhibit (labeled if you wish).

5. All exhibitors are limited to 4 entries of wine and 4 entries of beer.(8 total if entering both wine and beer)

6. One bottle will be opened and sampled. After judging, the remainder of the sample will be disposed of.

Class I: Beer (beer judges)


1. Lager

2. Ale

3. Stout

4. Porter

5. Specialty (identify)

6. Wheat Beer

7. Mead

Class II: Wine (wine judges)


1. Dry Grape

2. Sweet Grape

3. Dry Fruit/Specialty (identify)

4. Sweet Fruit/Specialty (identify)

Class III: Hard Cider (wine judges)


1. Apple

2. Pear

3. Other

Class IV: Other (wine judges)


1. Cordial

2. Other (describe)

Class V: Non alcoholic soft drinks (wine judges)


1. Apple

2. Other

If your entries need to be cool, please bring drinks that are already chilled. We will have coolers with ice.

Judging will occur after the Tuesday 6:00 pm entry cut-off.

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