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Wine contest open for Colorado State FairWine contest open for Colorado State Fair

Pros and hobbyists are invited to compete for recognition as the state honors the wine industry.

August 1, 2017

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WINE COMPETITION: The Colorado State Fair is holding a wine competition for commercial and hobby winemakers. Top samples will be on display for the length of the fair.Brunomsbarreto/iStock/Thinkstock

The Colorado State Fair looms, and the time for judging all manner of goods is part of this annual event. Officials are getting ready to judge craft and homemade beers, but another quality adult beverage will also be in a competition at the fair. Winemakers, both commercial and hobbyist, have a chance to take part in the fair, too.

The contest offers the chance for oenophiles to bring their best wares to the fair to be judged for the chance at a blue ribbon and bragging rights.

There will be two divisions in the contest: Commercial Wine and Hobby Wine.

The Commercial Wine division is open to any wine produced anywhere in the world, as long as it is distributed in commercial quantity at the time of the competition. There are several classes for the contest, including sparkling wines, blush and rosé, white wines, red wines, dessert and mead wines (mead is made from honey). All wines that place will be displayed during the fair. The entry deadline is Aug. 7, and judging takes place Aug. 13.

The state fair will also offer hobbyists a chance to show off their skills. The Hobby Wine division is open to anyone 21 years of age or older who makes wine as a hobby. The classes for this division including red wine, white, wine and miscellaneous (encompassing sparkling, blend, berry wine, herb wine and more); and labels, both handmade and computer-made. All medal winners will be displayed during the fair. Entry deadline is also Aug. 7, with judging taking place Aug. 12.

Interested in entering? You can get more information at the page devoted to special contests.

And you can check out more information about the goings-on at the 2017 Colorado State Fair, set for Aug. 25 to Sept. 4 in Pueblo, on the official website.

Source: Colorado State Fair

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