PENN YAN, N.Y. — The New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) is pleased to announce that the 2022 New York Wine Classic Award winners will be honored on July 12th at 6:00PM EST in a live virtual ceremony hosted by Karen MacNeil.
The New York Wine Classic Awards Ceremony will reveal and celebrate the prestigious “Governor’s Cup” (Best Wine), “Winery of the Year” (Best Overall Showing by a Winery), and “Best in Category” winners.
Organized annually by NYWGF, the New York Wine Classic celebrates a diverse selection of world-class wines from producers statewide. For the second year, NYWGF has partnered with the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) to judge wines submitted from across New York state. Scores were awarded by BTI’s trained sensory panel comprised of beverage directors, sommeliers, top bartenders, retail buyers and educators.
All are encouraged to join host Karen MacNeil, one of the top wine professionals in the United States, for this exciting unveiling.
“For over 35 years, the New York Wine Classic competition has celebrated the best of the best in our industry,” notes Sam Filler, Executive Director of NYWGF. “We urge you to tune in as Karen MacNeil honors the winners and shares stories about what makes New York wines so exquisite and exciting. This is also a great opportunity to learn about the winning wines that will inevitably sell out quickly!”
“The top wines of New York State are the best-kept secrets in the US,” says Karen MacNeil. “They should absolutely be better known across the country. The New York Wine Classic Awards will help wine lovers discover some of New York’s most delicious wines.”
The New York Wine Classic Awards Ceremony is free and open to all. Learn more and register online here.
Please reach out to Jennifer Cooper, Membership and Events Manager, if you have any questions about the New York Wine Classic.
About our Host
Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language. These include the James Beard award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year, the Louis Roederer award for Best Consumer Wine Writing, and the International Wine and Spirits award as the Global Wine Communicator of the Year. In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen “America’s Missionary of the Vine.” In 2018, Karen was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Wine.”
Karen MacNeil is the author of the award-winning book, THE WINE BIBLE, with over a million copies sold and translated into four languages including Chinese. The Wine Bible has been praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A masterpiece of wine writing…the single best wine book written in years…” (Kevin Zraly).
–New York Wine & Grape Foundation