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Purdue University to host top international wine competition

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Winemakers from around the world will send their best wines to Indiana for the Indy International Wine Competition, August 4-6th, 2010. Over fifty judges will travel to Purdue University from throughout the United States, Europe and Canada to taste, analyze and score the various wines.

The Indy International Wine Competition is the largest scientifically organized and independent wine competition in the United States, the world's largest wine market. Commercial entries from 12 countries and 39 US states will be evaluated by our distinguished judges. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in Indiana, the heart of America, a truly central place for wines to be seen and recognized.

Competition categories include commercial and amateur entries. Amateur winemakers and commercial fruit winemakers will find the Indy International appealing since the Indy International provides special trophies and recognition for both of these categories. Trophies for the commercial wine class include Wine of the Year, White Wine of the Year, Red Wine of the Year, and a Pacesetter Trophy, awarded to the winningest winery at the competition.

The competition will be held at the Purdue University Memorial Union in West Lafayette, Indiana. Judging will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 11:30am-1pm on Friday.