Tag Archives: Competition

• One Small Step for Womankind. Napa Pruning Competition Opens To Women

One Small Step for Womankind. Napa Pruning Competition Opens To Women

For the first time in its 12-year history women have been invited to take part in the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ pruning competition. Since its inception more than a decade ago women have been banned from taking part in the competition which ordinarily sees men slash at overgrown vines to prove their skill. However this year, in […]

• Who Is Paolo Basso? Why He’s Just The World’s Best Sommelier

Who Is Paolo Basso? Why He’s Just The World’s Best Sommelier

Swiss-Italian sommelier Paolo Basso has been hailed the champion of the 14th World’s Best Sommelier competition in Japan. The event, held by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale every three years, took place in Tokyo. Basso, who works at Conca Balla in Vacallo on the Swiss-Italian border, had to beat off competition from 53 other […]

• Beer-swilling bride sparks controversy in New Zealand

Beer-swilling bride sparks controversy in New Zealand

A front-page photo showing a contestant in a Bride of the Year competition taking a swig of beer has sparked controversy in New Zealand. Katrina Hayman, a pig midwife, was snapped by the Taranaki Daily News as 34 women relived their big day for the event. “At your wedding you’re relaxed because you have your family […]

• Love beer? Can’t get enough? Become a Beer Judge. For real.

Love beer? Can’t get enough? Become a Beer Judge. For real.

In order to be a legit beer judge in America you must be certified by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).  Once certified, you will be amongst an elite few that are constantly being called upon to judge beer festivals.  There are several different ranks that you can attain and depending on how serious you […]

• October Madness: Search for the Most Wired Beer. Follow on twitter.

October Madness: Search for the Most Wired Beer. Follow on twitter.

The sports and beer geeks at Wired have joined forces to stage what we think is the ultimate competition: October Madness. It’s a lot like March Madness, except with two critical exceptions. First, it’s in the fall, not the springtime. Secondly, instead of college basketball teams competing against each other, we have beers. In all, […]