The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) is the largest charitable wine competition in North America, and will celebrate its 15th year in 2017.
This renowned competition is judged by a diverse and highly skilled group of 60 national and international judges representing sommeliers, educators, enologists, winemakers, writers, importers, retailers and industry consultants from Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and the United States.
All judging is single blind tasting and awarded on four levels of excellence: Double Gold (unanimous panel vote), Gold, Silver and Bronze. The most prestigious wine awards are the annual John Rose Award for the highest scoring Riesling (dry, semi sweet or sweet) and the Crystal Grape Award for the highest scoring ice wine. Awards are given for the highest scoring Double Gold Chardonnay and for the highest scoring Double Gold Cabernet Sauvignon.
Award-winning wines will be featured at several public events following the competition, including the annual wine auction dinner in May to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, which attracts nearly 1000 wine aficionados and collectors. Press releases promote the winners and the results online. Judges include important buyers for restaurants and retailers who treat these awards list as a shopping guide.
In 2016, Adamo Estate Winery earned the following medals:
- 2014 Adamo Estate Foxcroft Riesling – Silver
- 2014 Flying Change, Chardonnay Musque – Silver