Sommelier Gregory Alonzo: Georgian Wines and Spirits Score Big in Los Angeles
For the better part of a century, the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition has exhibited an array of the finest domestic and international vintages. The annual wine-tasting event is widely considered among the most prestigious in the United States.
Every June, an esteemed panel of international judges is selected to conduct a blind tasting. In this way, and only this way, it is believed that the panel is able to maintain the highest levels of impartiality, integrity and professionalism. This year, 72 judges evaluated 3300 wines and several hundred spirits.
Topping the list of Georgian vintners at the Los Angeles event was Gorelli. Taking medals in 5 categories, Gorelli is quickly proving to be a leader in the wine industry of the Republic of Georgia.
Medals won by Gorelli at the 2012 Los Angeles Wine and Spirits Competition:
B.S. Brandy-Silver Medal
Grand Reserve 2005 Saperavi-Bronze Medal
Old Friends Reserve 2007 Saperavi/Cabernet Sauvignon-Bronze Medal
Queen of Iberia Reserve 2005 Saperavi-Bronze Medal
Saperavi 2007-Bronze Medal