A back-room worker pours a flight for judges. consensus without conversation. If judges were split on scoring, then the moderator would lead a discussion about the merits of the wine, with the judge or judges with the higher scoring explaining their view. Sometimes that swayed the lower-scoring judge(s) to improve their score, but not in all cases. There were multiple golds in some categories, while others did not have a wine that judges believed merited gold. From the 221 total entries, judges awarded 2 double gold, 24 gold, 110 silver and 60 bronze medals. The percentage of winners in each category falls in line with other large competitions, said Perdue.
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Published on Aug 21, 2013