By Greg Tasker
Special to The Detroit News
The annual judging of Michigan wines returns Aug. 3 after a year hiatus but with a new location, new judges, new format and a renewed focus on spreading the word about the quality and variety of wines being produced in the Great Lakes State.
Called the Judgement of Michigan, the day-long event will bring together an all-new, more diverse panel of judges from Michigan and other parts of the country to evaluate wines submitted by about 55 wineries in a blind tasting. The 22 judges represent restaurateurs, distributors, sommeliers, wine retailers, national writers and social influencers.
The vision, according to organizers, is to “bring relevant, experienced and diverse wine professionals and palates to taste and evaluate the very best wines Michigan has to offer.” The hope is that these wines and others from Michigan will find their way onto restaurant menus and sales portfolios, more store shelves and in the cellars of new consumers… CONTINUE READING FULL ARTICLE HERE: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/life/home-garden/2021/07/31/michigan-wine-competition-gets-new-look-name/5428904001/