November 1, 2005
Source: Brock University:
CCOVI teams up with second annual Wine Tasting Challenge
On Monday, Nov. 7, The Renaissance Project(TM) of Toronto, supported by Via Allegro Ristorante, Toronto Life Magazine, Spiegelau Crystal and the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) of Brock University, will present the second annual Wine Tasting Challenge(TM) in the Platinum Club of the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ont.
This event is for all wine enthusiasts and is open to hospitality industry and public connoisseurs alike. Competitors may enter either as a professional or an amateur and there is no entry fee to compete. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with pre-scheduled times for competitors, and the deadline for applications is Saturday, Nov. 5.
With an amazing purse of up to $25,000 in cash, prizes, trips, stemware and scholarships to be won, the Wine Tasting Challenge(TM) is destined to become one of the most distinguished wine tasting competitions in North America.
"We are very happy to be the institutional partner and results auditor of The Wine Tasting Challenge as we expect it to grow into a 'North American' event. There is no other competition like it," says David Hulley, Wine Industry Liaison, CCOVI. "Also, we have made all accommodations such that our students may freely compete, learn and 'rub shoulders' with wine industry leaders."
Contestants will be asked to correctly identify the grape varietal, country and region of origin from a diverse range of world wines. Professionals will try to identify seven wines while amateurs will attempt to identify three wines. The Renaissance Project(TM) does not keep nor publish any individual scores and only winners and runner-ups for each of the two categories will be announced.
To find out more information about the challenge and to register, please visit www.winetastingchallenge.com
For more information about the Wine Tasting Challenge(TM), please contact David Hulley, Wine Industry Liaison, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute of Brock University, at 905-688-5550, ext. 4722; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org