March 1, 2021 (Santa Rosa, Calif.) -- On a crisp Spring day, 24 judges met to determine a winner in the International East Meets West Wine Challenge. For the first time in its storied history, Mimosa Royale has won both Gold and Silver. In a direct face off, judges were impressed by all flavors and gives Gold to Mango and Silver to Orange, Berry, and Apple. For the category of Flavored White Wine.
Founded in 1975, the International Eastern Wine Competition is the oldest competition still in existence. Eligible wines can come from Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Mexico (mainland), Canada (except British Columbia), and all U.S. states not listed below. The West Coast Wine Competition was established in 1982 and is open to wines from Australia, China, India, Japan, Middle East, New Zealand, Pacific Rim nations, Russia, Tasmania, British Columbia (Canada), Baja Mexico, and the U.S. states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Each competition is judged independently by experts familiar with the styles and varieties specific to each geographic region. Eight years ago, a final round was added, in which the top wines from each are pitted against each other in an East Meets West Taste Off.
“After a year of uncertainty and postponements, it was gratifying to conduct this important competition on time — and with so many more wines entered than last year,” commented Debra Del Fiorentino, owner of Wine Competitions Production & Management. Entries jumped an impressive 15 percent over 2020, a sign that wineries are eager to get back in the game.
The next WCMP competition is the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge April 6-7, 2021.
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