You are invited to attend the New York Wine & Grape Foundation’s Live Awards Ceremony announcing the Winners of the 36th New York Wine Classic competition on July 12th at 6:00pm/EST. This online event will reveal and celebrate the “Best in Category” winners, as well as the prestigious Governor’s Cup (Best Wine) and Winery of the Year (Best Overall Showing by a Winery) Winners. You will also learn more about our continued partnership with the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) who judged over 600 wines entered into the competition from 96 wineries across the state.
The awards ceremony will be hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Karen MacNeil, author of the award-winning book, THE WINE BIBLE and creator/editor-in-chief of WineSpeed, the leading digital wine newsletter in the U.S.
Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language. These include the James Beard award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year, the Louis Roederer award for Best Consumer Wine Writing, and the International Wine and Spirits award as the Global Wine Communicator of the Year. In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen “America’s Missionary of the Vine.” In 2018, Karen was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Wine.”
Karen MacNeil is the author of the award-winning book, THE WINE BIBLE, with over a million copies sold and translated into four languages including Chinese. The Wine Bible has been praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A masterpiece of wine writing…the single best wine book written in years…” (Kevin Zraly).