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Central Coast Vinegar Competition announces winners 

–The 2019 Central Coast Vinegar Competition (CCVC) has announced the award-winning vinegars from its 6th-annual blind-tasting event, held June 20 at the California Mid-State Fair. To view the complete list of Gold, Silver medals, and Best of Class winners, click here.

Best in Show went to IL Fiorello’s Winter Fruit – Orange and Pomegranate Vinegar (Fairfield, CA). The honor came after judges awarded it a Double Gold Medal in the Flavored Class.

Other Gold Medal recipients include:

  • Il Fiorello’s Blood Orange Vinegar (Fairfield, CA)
  • Virginia Vinegar Works’ Chardonnay Vinegar (Shipman, VA)
  • Broken Clock Vinegar Works’ Lemon and Golden Beet Vinegar (Solvang, CA) The Old-Time Vinegar Company’s Coffee
  • Stout Beer Vinegar (Fort Collins, CO) Virginia Vinegar Works’ Cabernet Franc Vinegar
  • Virginia Vinegar Works’ Nectarine Vinegar

 

The Silver Medal recipients include:

  • Broken Clock Vinegar Works’ Prickly Pear and Blackberry Vinegar Broken Clock Vinegar Works’ Prickly Pear and
  • Raspberry Vinegar Santa Barbara Blueberries’ Blueberry Vinegar (Gaviota, CA)
  • The Old-Time Vinegar Company’s Red Wine Vinegar
  • The Old-Time Vinegar Company’s Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Packaging and Design Winners:

  • Gold: IL Fiorello’s Red Wine Vinegar
  • Silver: Right Bee Cider Vinegar’s Apple Cider Vinegar (Chicago, IL) Bronze: IL Fiorello’s Winter Fruit- Orange and Pomegranate Vinegar

 

The judging took place at Estrella Hall on June 20 at the California Mid-State Fair. The panel of judges for the vinegar tasting was led by Chief Judge Tim McDonald of Wine & Spirits Spoken Here. “This year’s vinegar entries were the most diverse and best to date,” Chief Judge Tim McDonald stated, “I look forward to see how next year can top it because these vinegars were hard to beat.”

About The Central Coast Vinegar Competition

The Central Coast Vinegar Competition (CCVC) provides a venue for vinegars to be professionally judged with the goal to educate consumers regarding quantity and styles of vinegar produced in the USA. In its fifth year, the CCVC is a collaboration of six California fairs: California Mid-State Fair (July 17-28); Contra Costa County Fair; Cow Palace/Grand National Livestock Exposition, Horse Show and Rodeo; Monterey County Fair; San Benito County Fair; and Santa Maria Fairpark. For further information, please visit centralcoastwinecomp.com.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.