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  • Swedish Hill named 'Eastern U.S. Winery of the Year'
    Swedish Hill named 'Eastern U.S. Winery of the Year'
    Swedish Hill Winery has been named "Eastern United States Winery of the Year," a major accolade earned at the recent Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego. It was among five Directors' Awards made to...
  • US Open
    Congratulations to all of the US Open Competition Winners!
    The Carolina BrewMasters are proud to announce the winners for the 25th annual US Open homebrewing competition! On May 16th the final session of judging took place after multiple days of judging at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC. In...
  • 7 'Best of Class' for NYS wines in LA competition
    7 'Best of Class' for NYS wines in LA competition
    And, the New York State medal horde continues to grow. The 74 latest additions to the haul came in the prestigious 76th annual Los Angeles International Wine Competition, held in Pomona, CA. Seven of those 74 were "Best of Class" honors...
  • 6 from NYS 'double up' on Tasters Guild gold
    6 from NYS 'double up' on Tasters Guild gold
    New York State winemakers who had entries in the just-concluded Los Angeles International Wine Competition have no idea how they did. That's because, as is the case with some of the larger competitions, the results wont be made public for some...
  • Success is the word for St. Lucie County’s Odyssey of the Mind program
    Success is the word for St. Lucie County’s Odyssey of the Mind program
    Fort Pierce Central High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team will soon be off to the 2015 World Finals and Fairlawn Elementary School’s Intermediate Odyssey of the Mind team has also earned a spot to compete in the world competition to...
  • Albany restaurant group plans its own chowder competition
    Albany restaurant group plans its own chowder competition
    Chowder competitions are commonplace in the Capital Region. And, two of them -- the fall Chowderfest: Soup for the People in Troy and the winter Saratoga Chowderfest -- annually draw literally thousands of people to taste more than 20,000 samples...
  • Winemakers name Swedish Hill the Eastern Winery of the Year
    Winemakers name Swedish Hill 'Eastern Winery of the Year'
    Nineteen professional winemakers gathered recently in San Diego to judge a record 839 entries in the 6th annual Winemaker Challenge. When the votes were counted, Swedish Hill Winery of the Finger Lakes was named "Eastern Winery of the Year....
  • Atwater Estate shines in California Rosé Competition
    Atwater Estate shines in California Rosé Competition
    Atwater Estates Vineyard of Schuyler County was awarded a Double Gold (unanimous vote of the tasting panel) in the recent Rosé Competition in Sonoma County, California, the best finish among all New York State entries. Its Rosé of Merlot competed...
  • LoPorto's is THE name in Cuisine Magic competition
    LoPorto's is THE name in Cuisine Magic competition
    Sometimes the familiar is refreshing. That was obvious in the case of the 22nd annual Cuisine Magic competition at The Century House in the Albany County suburb of Latham. LoPorto’s Ristorante Café and its executive chef, Carmelo LoPorto,...
  • Goodman Theatre does good regarding August Wilson
    Goodman Theatre does good regarding August Wilson
    Lawren Carter, Casey Edwards and Booker Vance are the high school students ranked asChicago’s top finalists of the 6th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition who, in addition to winning scholarships collectively totaling $850, will...
  • Dr. Frank Dry Riesling scores big in Monterey test
    Dr. Frank Dry Riesling scores big in Monterey test
    It's almost not fair. Any time Riesling wines are judged and the Dr. Frank winery has submitted an entry, you know a medal is sure to result. The latest success story came in the recent Monterey (CA) Wine Competition, where the Dr. Frank 2013...
  • Motorcity Bhangra 3 holds annual competition at The Center in Dearborn March 21
    Motorcity Bhangra 3 holds annual competition at The Center in Dearborn March 21
    Pind Productions-Back to Traditions will present Motorcity Bhangra 3's annual bhangra competition Saturday night at The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan in Dearborn.The March 21 event is a competition in Indian dance,...
  • CGL Spring Regional 2015
    Community Gaming League brings gamers together nationwide
    For the past year, large groups of gamers could be found overrunning bars, frequenting bowling alleys, or throwing huge League of Legends LAN parties across New York City. How do they all know each other, you say? Who organizes these events?Meet...
  • Hazlitt's Sauvignon Blanc named 'Best New World White' wine
    Hazlitt's Sauvignon Blanc named 'Best New World White' wine
    It may seem somewhat out of date to refer to anything from North America as being from the "New World." Several centuries out of date, to be precise. But Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards doesn't mind that allusion after its 2013 Sauvignon...
  • Are you ready to join the K-Force Squad with K'NEX?
    Are you ready to join the K-Force Squad with K'NEX?
    Are you a tween or teen who has what it takes to be one of the 20 enthusiastic blaster fans to join the elite K-Force Squad? Those selected by K'NEX, the only USconstruction toycompany focused onBuilding Worlds Kids Lovewill bebe the first to...
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