7/12/2017 A Bottle of Your Finest Please…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2017
Contact:  Christi Lightcap, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us
                                               
A Bottle of Your Finest Please…
The Colorado State Fair Honors Wine Industry
 
PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair invites professional and hobby wine enthusiasts to participate in this year’s wine judging to compete for blue ribbon and bragging rights.
 
The Commercial Wine division is open to any wine produced anywhere in the world, as long as it is distributed in commercial quantity at the time of the competition. Classes include sparkling wines, blush and rose, white wines, red wines, dessert, and mead wines. All placing wines will be displayed for the duration of the Colorado State Fair. The entry deadline is August 7th and the judging will take place on August 13th.
 
The Hobby Wine division is open to anyone 21 years of age or older who makes wine as a hobby. The classes include red wine, white wine, miscellaneous (including sparkling, blend, berry wine, herb wine, etc.) and labels both handmade and computer-made. All medal winners will be displayed for the duration of the Colorado State Fair. The entry deadline is August 7th and the judging will take place on August 12th
 
 
The Colorado State Fair runs August 25 - September 4, 2017.  For more information, visit www.coloradostatefair.com.
 
The 2017 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 145th year as Colorado's premier celebration of agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic culture. 
 
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Editor’s Note:
  • Interviews with General Manager Sarah Cummings are available by contacting Christi Lightcap at (720) 480-8672 or email Christi.lightcap@state.co.us.