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9th Annual International
Cold Climate Wine Competition


August 17, 2017

The MGGA in partnership with the University of Minnesota is
happy to announce the 9th Annual International Cold Climate Wine
Competition. As the only competition dedicated to cold climate grape
varietals, registration will be open to any commercial winemaker
producing wine using cold-hardy grape varieties (as defined in the rules)
may enter.



Wine Entries:
1.   Each entry will consist of 2 bottles regardless of
      volume. The fee for each entry is $55.00. (For
      example, a winery entering two wines would
      send two bottles each, 4 bottles total, at a cost
      of $110.) 

2.  There will be an Early Bird Discount of $15 per bottle,

       for all registrations received by July 1, 2017, at
       12:00 PM CDT.

3.    For each entry, select from one of the 33 categories
       listed. Detailed information on entry categories,
       rules, and shipping instruction is available in the
       links below:

4.    Please review:
       Competition rules and instructions for shipping

       Competition Categories





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A Big Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!





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