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 2015 Missouri Valley Wine Competition Results will be posted to the website sometime after March 12th.

Anybody in attendance at our March 12th meeting will get first glance at the results.

Go to About MVWS on the left side of the page to see where the meetings are held.

If you have not registered on our website, please do so.

I will be sending out an email to all registered users when I have published the results.

 
 
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2015 Missouri Valley Wine Competition Brochure
Written by Bob Truetken   
Thursday, 11 December 2014

The 7th Annual MVWS Wine and Label Competition will be February 15th, 2015. Deadline for entry form and wines will be February 9th.

Last year, we had 370 entries from 13 states coast to coast and 2 Canadian Provinces. We are expecting more entries this year.

We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for the eleven prize categories this year. The winner of the Best of Show and Winemaker of the Year Awards will receive an IntelliTank 23 complete setup.

There is a guaranteed $100 1st Place for the eleven prize categories with $75 for 2nd Place and $25 for 3rd Place.

Medals will be given for Gold, Silver and Bronze.

We will also have a Label Competition this year with awards for 1st ($100), 2nd ($50) and 3rd place ($35). 

Click on 2015 MVWS Wine Competition Brochure to download the brochure

Last Updated ( Friday, 23 January 2015 )
 
11 Unusual Wines to Try in 2015 Not Named Chardonnay or Cabernet
Written by Bob Truetken   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015

With the start of the new year, it's time to try new and unfamiliar wines.

That can mean wines from different regions or producers, but most fundamentally it means wines made from less common varieties of vitis vinifera, the grape species from which virtually all wine is made.

Most drinkers know Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, but there are hundreds of less familiar varieties that yield excellent wines. Many come from Italy, where wine has been made since Roman times and which has a stunningly diverse array of varieties, many of which are cultivated in only one region. Three of the five varieties we highlight come from that country; the other two are French. You can try examples of each from European and American producers. 

 

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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 www.cellarmasters.org 

 
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 http://cellarmastersla.org/us-amateur-wine-competition/. Please friend CellarmastersLA on Facebook for competition updates, and news.

$10 per entry. 

 
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