LA International competition goes local

A pair of California wines and a Dutch gin took top awards in the 2008 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition.

• Best Wine of the Competition: Dry Creek Valley 2006 Zinfandel, from Armida Winery"'s Maple Vineyards
• Best Wine of the Competition, Limited Production: Paso Robles 2003 Nebbiolo from Martin & Weyrich Winery's Il Vecchio
• Best Spirits of the Competition: Zuidam Dry Gin, from Third Coast Importing, Holland

Platinum Awards went to:

• La Tordera, Prosecco, Alné, Veneto
• Borgo Maragliano, Moscato D’Asti, La Caliera DOCG, 2007
• Fetzer Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Valley Oaks, California, 2005
• Wood Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Jackson’s Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, 2004
• Concannon Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Captain Joe’s Reserve, Livermore Valley, 2005
• Summerland Winery, Pinot Noir, Monterey County, 2006
• Banfi Vintners, Super Tuscan Blend, Collepino, Toscana IGT, 2007
• Shingleback Winery, Shiraz, D Block Reserve, McLaren Vale, 2004
• Armida Winery, Zinfandel, Maple Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley, 2006
• C.G. Di Arie Vineyard & Winery, Zinfandel, Shenandoah Valley, 2005
• Testarossa, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, 2004
• Hardy’s, Chardonnay, Nottage Hill, Australia, 2007
• San Simeon, Chardonnay, Monterey, 2005
• Husch Vineyards, Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley, 2007
• Maddalena Vineyards, Riesling, Monterey, 2007
• Cantina St. Paul’s, Pinot Bianco, Exclusiv Plotzner, Alto Adige DOC, 2007
• Palliser Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough, 2006
• Ovene Winery, Viognier, The Puzzle, Santa Barbara County, 2006
• Bonterra Vineyards, Organic Viognier, Mendocino County, 2006

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