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UW-Madison hosting statewide wine competition Aug. 7

August 3, 2017 By David Tenenbaum



Eighteen Wisconsin wineries will present 85 wines for judging at the first annual Wine Is Wisconsin on campus on Aug. 7. The wines, made from grapes, honey and such fruits as cherries and cranberries, will be judged by eight food writers, restaurateurs, wine experts and retailers.

The goal, says organizer Nick Smith of the UW–Madison Department of Food Science, is to “raise the bar” for the state wine industry and help create an identity for the industry.

All wines are commercially available, and sourced at least 75 percent from Wisconsin products.

WHERE: B141 Babcock Hall, 1605 Linden Drive, Madison.

TIME: Judging begins at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7, final round judging at 1 p.m.

— David Tenenbaum, 608-265-8549,