The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) is one of America’s Largest Charitable Wine Competitions in the United States. Masters of wine, Master Sommeliers, wine educators, wine journalists, wine makers, and other top internationally certified wine judges from around the world converge each year in Rochester, NY to evaluate and award thousands of internationally crafted wine and spirits, all accomplished in two days of blind judging.
The results have been announced: altogether 1439 wines won either double gold, gold, silver or bronze medals. 11 Hungarian grape wines (plus 5 fruit wines) were awarded. Tűzkő Estate got a double gold and a silver, Garamvári Vineyard received a gold and 2 silver, Koch Winery got a double gold, a silver and a bronze medals while Hetényi Winery received a double gold and 2 bronze medals.
Antinori’s Hungarian white wine
Tűzkő Estate, which belongs to Marchese Piero Antinori is located in Tolna wine region, which is equally suitable for white and red wines. Tűzkő Grüner Veltliner 2019 won double gold while Tűzkő Domb red blend from 2017 got a silver medal. Tűzkő Grüner Veltliner is a hand harvested wine made of Grüner Veltliner and a touch of Tramini. The wine was fermented and aged in stainless steel. “Greenish pale colour. Its aromas are reminiscent of white pepper, white flesh peach with some smoky tones. Mineral notes and green herbs decorate the palate of peach and citrus. Juicy wine with vibrant acidity presenting the typical peppery and citrus characteristics of the variety.”
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Wines to fight cancer
The Camp Good Days Wine Auction Dinner – this year on 14th November – is the largest event and fundraiser for Camp Good Days-Rochester. Medal winning wine from the Finger Lakes International Wine and Spirits Competition is served throughout the night. Wine will also be included in the silent auction, live auction, and the build your own case area, so that guests can get a personalized experience. 90 cents of every dollar goes directly towards providing a recreational camping experience for children and families impacted by cancer or sickle cell anemia.