For the past 6 or so years I’ve been behind the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition. When I took the realm of this competition it was just wine. The past two years with the explosion of distilleries in the Hudson Valley we opened up to spirits. This year we had 91 wine entries, 4 cider entries and 10 spirit entries. I hope in the future to expand on the cider and spirits categories.
I am the chief cook and bottle uncorker for this competition. I have to rally the troups to enter. I catalog everything in a spreadsheet. My son has taught me Excel so the results and score keep have gotten much easier.
Once everything is cataloged labels for the bottles and tuits are printed and labeled.
Usually a few days before the competition I sort through all the wine, label them and put them in boxes by flights and panels