On Saturday I hosted, organized and chaired the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition at the Hudson Valley Wine Festival.  We had a wonderful panel of judges and I can’t thank them enough for coming out on a Saturday morning to judge the wines and spirits of the Hudson Valley.

And the back room staff worked very hard.  It was no easy task…we had 94 entries which was the largest number since I’ve been involved with the competition.  We had two wonderful CIA students help us.  I hope it was educational for them.

After 3 hours of swirling, sipping and spitting it was time to socialize, eat and taste what wasn’t in your flights.  Our lunch was provided by Gigi’s in Rhinebeck.

Now for the results that you were waiting for:

2011 Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition Results