New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Ultimate Beverage Challenge® (UBC), is proud to announce the results of the annual Ultimate Wine Challenge® (UWC) held at Astor Center in New York City on June 3-7, 2013. With a record 800+ wine entries this year – up 10% over last year - 39 superior wines received the highest score in their category and were awarded the Chairman’s Trophy. Scores of wines were named Finalists and many rated “Great Values” based on their score-to-price relationship, which shows that a great tasting wine doesn’t have to cost a fortune. All wines rated 80+ are listed in the results and all wines rated 85+ include tasting notes. Full results available at http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/UWC2013Results
UBC founder/Judging Chairman F. Paul Pacult, UBC partner/Judging Co-Chairman Sean Ludford and 15 of the world’s foremost wine buyers, authors, journalists and sommeliers, including six Masters of Wine, tasted, assessed, debated, reviewed and scored the entries using UWC’s innovative multi-round judging system and the consumer-friendly 100-point rating scale. In accordance with UWC service policy, all wines were judged in appropriate fine crystal glassware and grouped in small flights of 3 to 7 wines according to grape type, region and price. The judges did not know the identity of any of the entered wines in order to ensure unbiased evaluations.
UWC 2013 judges were: Christy Canterbury, MW; James Conley; Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW; Doug Frost, MS, MW; Debbie Gioquindo; Mary Gorman-MacAdams, MW; Ed McCarthy; John McClement; Jean K. Reilly, MW; Jack Robertiello; Patricia Savoie; Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, MW and Tara Q. Thomas.
Said Pacult of UWC 2013, “The dramatic increase in participation again this year from wine producers from five continents serves as a clear affirmation of Ultimate Beverage Challenge’s meticulous detail to methodology, recognized authority and uncompromising integrity. In short, everything we do, every system we’ve created, is geared to showcase each wine’s virtues.”
Top scoring wines will be published in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2013 Guide to the World’s Best Wine & Spirits in Beverage Media (October 2013 issue), which goes out to 60,000+ beverage alcohol buyers in the United States.
For downloadable, behind-the-scenes images of UWC, go to: http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/2013UWCpics
2013 Ultimate Wine Challenge Chairman’s Trophy Winners
Full results at http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/UWC2013Results
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Ultimate Beverage Challenge (UBC) provides expert evaluation of wines and spirits for producers, importers and marketers through its two innovative annual competitions – Ultimate Spirits Challenge and Ultimate Wine Challenge. Based on exacting standards, expert judges and rigorous methodology, UBC raises the standards of spirits and wine evaluation and supplies ratings and accolades to help companies build their brands with buyers, both industry and consumer. UBC partners are F. Paul Pacult, Sue Woodley, Sean Ludford and David Talbot. Challenge results from 2010 – 2013, event photos, videos and press coverage at http://www.ultimate-beverage.com.
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