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grapes_and_glass_image_small.jpg  Are you ready for the 7th Annual 

Missouri Valley Wine Competition? 

Get your wines ready because the competition will be held February 15th, 2015.

We will have awards for the thirteen prize categories this year.

Last year, we had 370 entries from 13 states and 2 Canadian Provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan)

Sponsors and Judges are being added as we speak.

Click on the link below to download the brochure for your chance to win one of the categories.

2015 MVWS Wine Competition Brochure 

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2015 Missouri Valley Wine Competition
Written by Bob Truetken   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Missouri Valley Wine Society is holding our 7th Annual Missouri Valley Wine and Label Competition, February 15th, 2015.  Last year, we had 370 entries and expect many more this year.  Missouri/Illinois Winery Owners and their Winemakers and Certified Wine Judges will judge all entries.  Medals will be awarded based on a modified 20 point UC Davis scoring  system.

Click on 2015 MVWS Wine Competition Brochure to download the brochure

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 December 2014 )
16th Annual Greater Kansas City Cellarmasters Wine Classic
Written by Bob Truetken   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014

The Greater Kansas City Cellarmasters Wineclub is holding it 16th annual wine competition January 23rd and 24th.  Entry deadline  is January 10th, 2015

For more information, visit 

How Red Wine Helps Fight Cancer
Written by Bob Truetken   
Monday, 08 December 2014
Overindulgence of alcohol in general may raise your risk of cancer, but a University of Colorado team explains how red wine in particular could fend that cancer off.

A study published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology says that although alcohol has been linked as a risk factor for head and neck cancer, resveratrol—a chemical found in red wine and grape skins—may be able to fix cell damage caused by other booze, says a release at Eureka Alert.

"Alcohol bombards your genes," says study co-author Robert Sclafani. The body can repair some of the damage, but not all, and that's where resveratrol comes into play.

"Cells with unrepaired DNA damage are killed [by resveratrol], so they can't go on to cause cancer."

The mice in this experiment had cancer tumors, but when Sclafani and his group pumped the chemical compounds found in red wine into the rodents' bodies, their tumors decreased in size and the growth of new ones was prevented, Yahoo Health reports; similar results occurred when using grape seed extract (red wine has both).

Of course, that doesn't mean you should go on a pinot noir bender: Sclafani says that "moderation is key" and that you can also find resveratrol in nonalcoholic items such as peanuts.

Still, these findings could lead to nontoxic options in cancer treatment down the road. "Being able to counteract the pre-cancerous cells with a mild medicine would be a great alternative in treating … high-risk patients," Sclafani tells Yahoo.

(Not everyone's convinced about resveratrol's powers.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: How Red Wine Helps Fight Cancer

Cellarmasters of Los Angeles 41st Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition
Written by Bob Truetken   
Monday, 22 September 2014

The Cellarmasters of Los Angeles 41st Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition is coming up. November 22 is the competition date and bottles will be accepted from October 1 – November 8.  Would it be possible to mention our competition on your website and/or in your club newsletter? Rules and entry form can be found at Please friend CellarmastersLA on Facebook for competition updates, and news.

$10 per entry. 

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