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Beer & Wine Department Entry Rules:

BEER AND WINE (R)

Superintendents:

Jim Dunn 360-370-5395

Minnie Knych 360 378-7040

JUDGES

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.

Rules:

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)

Lot:

1. Lager

2. Ale

3. Stout

4. Porter

5. Specialty (identify)

6. Wheat Beer

7. Mead

Class II: Wine (wine judges)

Lot:

1. Dry Grape

2. Sweet Grape

3. Dry Fruit/Specialty (identify)

4. Sweet Fruit/Specialty (identify)

Class III: Hard Cider (wine judges)

Lot:

1. Apple

2. Pear

3. Other

Class IV: Other (wine judges)

Lot:

1. Cordial

2. Other (describe)

Class V: Non alcoholic soft drinks (wine judges)

Lot:

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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