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Oldest Wine Competition in Texas: Lone Star International Wine Competition turns 34

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The Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association will host the 34th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition (LSIWC) on June 5-6, 2017 at the Grapevine Convention Center in Texas.

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, May 12, 2017 –  The Lone Star International Wine Competition is one of two annual premier events located in Grapevine, TX where Texas wines are prominently featured. It is the oldest wine competition in the State of Texas and open to wines from all over the world. The deadline to register for this event is Friday, May 26, 2017.

Wines from around the world are judged in 30+ categories by a panel of restaurant owners, sommeliers, chefs, media, trade representatives and other wine experts from Texas and California.

Following the blind competition judging, a public tasting is hosted for the judges, volunteers, and winning wineries.  Gold and Silver medal and Grand Star winning wines are available for tasting from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

The competition committee will provide news releases of the winners to the major national and international wire services and to all major print and electronic media in the communities of participating winners. Texas wine distributors, industry professionals and major retailers also receive notification.

The Chair, David Sandri, CSW, WLS, WSET Certified-Advanced, Wine Studies Program, College of Marin, is regularly hosting lectures through the Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute, and is a Faculty Member and Instructor in Wine Studies at the College of Marin, and has been in various parts of the wine industry for over 26 years.

Debbie Reynolds, Executive Director of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, serves as the competition Director. “The judging is conversational style with open discussion between the judges at each judging panel.  The end result is to award wines that the consumer will buy, serve, and recommend,” says Reynolds. “Judges range from all across the industry with consumer buying influence.  Winning wines from this competition are heavily marketed to consumers at multiple events throughout the year.”

The 34th Annual Lone Star International Wine Competition is an event from which you will surely benefit and one which you’ll want to continue to participate in for years to come.

For more information, please visit: https://www.txwines.org/competitions/lone-star-international-wine-competition/.

To register, please visit: https://www.txwines.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/LSIWC-2017-Entry-Form-1.pdf.

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