Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Indy International Wine Competition

The annual Indy International Wine Competition kicks off today in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion of the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1201 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, and runs through Thursday (18 June).

The judging is open to the public at no charge: watch 80 wine judges from throughout the United States, Canada and Europe taste, analyze and score the various wines. They haven’t announced how many entrants they have this year, but last year’s competition attracted over 3200 entries from 17 nations and nearly every state.

The Indy International is sponsored by the Indiana State Fair. Judging takes place from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. today and tomorrow, and from 10 a.m.- noon on Thursday. Admission to the judging is free, but parking in the fairgrounds’ lots is $5 per vehicle.

The Indy International Wine Competition is the largest scientifically organized and independent wine competition in the U.S. It began in 1973 as an Indiana-only event, but in 1992, it began admitting entries from across the world.

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