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Drinking for a cause

Sipping on extraordinary wines while giving back is the perfect pairing. Now in its 11th year, the American Fine Wine Competition invites 200 wineries from around the country to compete for the coveted title of America’s best. The winners will be celebrated (and consumed) May 5 at Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale during the AFWC Charity Gala to […]

American Fine Wine establishes The Chip Cassidy Endowment Fund

The American Fine Wine Competition, with the support and encouragement of FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, is establishing the Chip Cassidy Endowment Fund in recognition of his dedication to FIU’s students and alumni, as well as his invaluable contributions to the wine industry. The fund will support […]

AFWC Wine Carnival & Consumer Challenge!

Wednesday, March 1 at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum Don’t miss the upcoming American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC) Wine Carnival & Consumer Challenge!  The wine-filled fun event takes place Wednesday, March 1 at Boca Raton Children’s Museum.  Take a break at this cool indoor/outdoor event, and have fun testing your “Wine Skills” at wine-themed carnival booths like Ring the Wine Bottle, […]

Alexana, Chehalem glitter at American Fine Wine Invitational judging

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Oregon brands Alexana Winery and Chehalem Wines and Washington state’s Kestrel Vintners and Tenor Wines starred recently at the 10th annual American Fine Wine Invitational as Pacific Northwest representation increased at the prestigious South Florida judging. Second-generation winemaker Wynne Peterson-Nedry earned the title of best white wine with her Chehalem Wines 2015 Wind Ridge Block […]

Uncorking the Winning American Fine Wines

Judges smelled, swirled and sipped a record 766 wines at the American Fine Wine Competition, South Florida’s home-grown national wine event now in its seventh year. Wines from California dominated the competition judged Jan. 19-20, including the four Best of Show categories; but there were surprises this year when a red wine from Delaplane Cellars […]