The Daily Sentinel – Annual wine-judging event
On a crystal-bright Saturday morning in early November, I sat down at the Wine Country Inn with five other volunteer judges for the Colorado Amateur Winemaking Competition.
This annual wine judging is but one of the many wine-related events, including Colorado Mountain Winefest, produced by the Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE).
“This year we have 96 entries, including seven fruit wines, 17 white wines, two ice wines, five rosés and 65 red wines,” said Cassidee Shull as the day began. CAVE’s tireless executive director had already wrangled up judges, countless wine glasses and a handful of wine openers.