Great Northwest Wine Competition begins

By on March 16, 2013

Great Northwest Wine Competition

Pouring red wine samples at the Great Northwest Wine Competition. (Great Northwest Wine/Andy Perdue)

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The inaugural Great Northwest Wine Competition has begun.

The judging began this morning at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, where 16 professional judges will taste through 791 wines over the next two days.

The wines come from wineries in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. Gold medals are being tweeted as they are awarded at #GreatNorthwestWine.

Complete results will be posted Sunday evening after the conclusion of the competition.

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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