Ever wonder how some wine brands manage to win so many of those medals that adorn their bottles from wine competitions near and far? In particular, an inexpensive wine brand that also happens to be non-vintage that is piled to the ceiling at the local Liquor Locker? Well, W. Blake Gray, who writes a great wine blog, The Gray Report, wrote an eye-opening and would-be-funny-if-it-wasn’t-true article for Palate Press about his recent experience judging a California wine competition here; http://palatepress.com/2013/06/wine/wine-competition-for-whom-the-medals-toll/


You might not think of that Chardonnay that won “3 lassos” from the Temecula Wine Rodeo again….

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