2006 Competition - Winning Scores


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Main Challenge-Professional:

1st place/Grand Champion: Sara d’Amato (winner by 1 standard point)

2nd place: Jakub Lipinski (by 1 bonus point)

3rd place: Alexander Hamilton


Main Challenge Amateur:

1st place: Craig Fleming (winner by 5 standard points)

2nd place: Amy Blake (by 1 standard point)

3rd place: Rhiannon Plant

 

CCOVI VQA Challenge:

Winner: Paul Pender (by 1 standard point)

 

Spirits Round:

Winner: Barclay Robinson (by 1 standard point)

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2006 Wine Tasting Challenge Answer Guide

No.

Grape Varietal or blend

Country/Province of Origin

Region or Appelation

Vintage


Amateur Round

1

Chardonnay

Australia

McLaren Vale

2004

2

Sauvignon Blanc

South Africa

Western Cape

2005

3

Merlot

USA, California

Monterey County

2004


Professional Round

1

Chardonnay

Australia

McLaren Vale

2004

2

Sauvignon Blanc

South Africa

Western Cape

2005

3

Merlot

USA, California

Monterey County

2004

4

Cabernet Franc

France

Chinon (Loire)

2005

5

Malbec

Argentina

Mendoza

2005

6

90%Tempranillo
5% Graciano
5% Mazuelo

Spain

Rioja

2001

7

Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, Molinara

Italy

Valpolicella (Ripasso style)

2003


CCOVI VQA Round

1

Riesling

Ontario

Niagara Peninsula (Beamsville Bench)

2005

2

Merlot

British Columbia

Okanagan Valley

2004

3

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc

Ontario

St. David’s Bench

2002


Spirits Round

1

Bourbon

United States

Kentucky

4 Years

2

Dark Rum

Bermuda

Bermuda

2 Years

3

Scotch (Single Malt)

Scotland

Speyside

12 Years