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  1. 38th Anniversary
    OC Fair Homewine Competition
    Co-Sponsored by the Orange County Wine Society
    P.O Box 11059, Costa Mesa, CA 92627 (714) 708-1636 FAX (714) 546-5002 http://www.ocws.org

    Dear Winemaker,

    The ORANGE COUNTY WINE SOCIETY, in conjunction with the OC Fair, is proud to sponsor the 38th annual OC Fair Wine Competition. This will be held on Saturday June 7, 2014 at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa. All amateur winemakers in California are invited to submit their wines for judging. Last year there were 760 entries from all parts of California. VIDEO: See a video of the 2012 competition by clicking on the following link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nTNsX1sQPw&feature=g-upl&noredirect=1

    Wine Entries are to be submitted On-Line. This will allow you to quickly submit your wines, calculate fees, make changes up until the deadline, enter the Wine Label Competition, and minimize errors. There are instructions and a tutorial video that will guide you through the process. We suggest that you take advantage of them before you begin. The link for entering your wines is competition.ocws.org . More information is available at our main site: http://www.ocws.org

    DEADLINE: Last day for entries is May 17, 2014. All wines must be entered online, dropped-off and shipped by that date.

    JUDGES are always needed and if you have previous judging experience and would like to judge contact the Judging Chairman, Rich McCormick at rdmccormick@cox.net, and information will be sent to you. Please let us know if you know of someone that would like to judge. A judging seminar and workshop will be scheduled. Please let us know if you have an interest in attending.

    In keeping with recent competitions, awards will not be announced the day of the event with the exception of the “BEST OF SHOW” awards. This is being done to allow for the Competition Reviewing Committee to verify the accuracy and consistency of recommended medals and scores. This insures the quality and standards of the competition are met. The awards, insignias and judging critique sheets will be mailed 4-6-weeks following the competition. Award ribbons will be given this year for Double-Gold, Gold, Silver & Bronze and Honorable Mention Awards. Engraved Plaques will also be given for the Best of Show in the White, Red, Fruit and Dessert categories

    The RESULTS will be posted approximately 2-weeks following the competition on the Orange County Wine Society web site at http://www.ocws.org under Homewine Competition.

    STEWARDS All amateur winemakers are invited to attend the Competition to participate as stewards, and enjoy tasting the award winning wines. Tastings begin following the competition. If you have an interest, contact Jim Downey, Chief Steward, at jedowney@inbox.com .

    We look forward to your entry and hope you will be pleased with the results. If you have any questions about the event, the entry form, shipping instructions or delivery deadlines, please contact:

    Jim Graver – Competition Chairman
    (949) 581-9599 E-mail – homewinecompetition@ocws.org
    38th Anniversary

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