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The Rosé Was Flowing at the Rosé Competition 2022

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American FineWineFt. Lauderdale, FL – (May 16, 2022) – THE Rosé Competition 2022, is excited to announce the results of our competition, held at the Ft. Lauderdale Woman’s Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday, May 14th.  Under the auspices of the American Fine Wine Competition, the judges selected Oak Farm Vineyards, 2021 from Lodi, CA ($26) as Best of Show in the Dry Rosé category.  This balanced, dry, Italian styled Rosé hit all the right notes and is a truly a magnificent wine.  Well done Oak Farm!  Three Best of Show Dry Rosé runners up included: Brecon Estate from Paso Robles, CA ($40), Tickle Me Pink from Scott Harvey Wines, Plymouth, CA ($19), and Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery from Lodi, (Finger Lakes) NY ($15).

The Best of Show in the Sparkling Rosé category went to Domaine Carneros by Tattinger, Brut Rose, 2018, from Carneros, CA ($45).  This finely crafted Brut Rosé is a definite crowd pleaser that charmed the judges. 

The Best of Show in the Sweet Rosé category went to Gallo Family Vineyards Sweet Grapefruit Rosé ($5).  The judges were captivated by its expert mix of fruit, complexity, sweetness and value. 

Congratulations to these exceptional Rosé wines and all the winners.

Long time judge Barry Gump said, “Always a pleasure to work with professionals.  It was also easy to see why Rosé wines are so hot now.”

Another judge, Tony Lawrence remarked, “Shari has raised the bar on THE Rosé Competition, letting the wines speak clearly to the judges.  Kudos to them!”

THE Rosé Competition 2022 received a total of 180 entries and the sixteen esteemed wine judges awarded 21 Double Gold Medals, 33 Gold Medals and 89 Silver Medals.

Congratulations go out to all the winners and participating wineries.  “I always love judging THE Rosé Competition,” said judge Jen Vitaly.  “I enjoy seeing awesome professionals in the wine industry get together and judge with an unabashed eye while discovering hidden gems.”

Bob Ecker is a Napa Valley based wine writer, photographer and recurrent wine judge who founded The Rosé Competition in 2013, the very first competition of all Rosé wines in the United States.  His wine and travel content, as well as images are published worldwide.  In 2018, Ecker partnered with Shari Gherman, President of the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition & Gala, and together they successfully brought THE Rosé Competition to America’s East Coast.

Expertly run by Shari Gherman, President, the American Fine Wine Competition has been bringing recognition to the best wines produced in America for the past sixteen years.  This year, the event “Fifty Shades of Pink” followed THE Rosé Competition 2022.  The event was held on May 15th at the historic Ft. Lauderdale Woman’s Club.  The event featured hundreds of magnificent award-winning Rosé wines plus fine red and white wines from the AFWC.  Since its inception, AFWC has raised more than $1,200,000 for charity.

A full list of results can be found at: www.americanfinewinecompetition.org/the-rose-2022-results

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