Another one in the books!

The WBD Wine Tasting Competition (2023) is complete!

We would like to start off by thanking everyone who contributed their wines to this year’s wine-tasting event. There was a great selection of wines this year and they were all delicious!

One of the best parts of this event (for us) is not the great wine, not the laughs, not the wonderful folks we get to meet, but it’s the fact that we don’t have to judge! Thanks to all of you who attended, it was YOUR job to judge!

We had three categories this year: Red, White, and Dessert/Fruit. As a quick reminder, each category wins a $50 gift certificate to WBD, with the winner with the highest number of votes receiving an additional $50 gift certificate. 

OK… we know why you’re REALLY here… you want to know the winners.  So, without further ado:


2023 WBD Wine Tasting winners ($50 gift certificates)

  • Red: Carm Allesandra – Carménère
  • White: Marianna Obrien – RQ Sauvignon Blanc (La Cueca)
  • Fruit/Sweet: Luke Bernier – Fortified Coffee Port


2023 WBD Wine Tasting overall winner ($50 gift certificate)

  • Overall: Marianna Obrien – RQ Sauvignon Blanc (La Cueca)


Congratulations to all!

We haven’t posted this before, but a number of you have asked for it, so here’s a list of this year’s entries!

2023 Wine Tasting Entries

Style Entry Name Wine
Red R1 Mark Pietrantoni Bordeaux
Red R2 Vickee Allesandra Toscana
Red R3 Gina & Pat Capozzi Primo Rosso
Red R4 Cathy Pestle Selection Amarone
Red R5 Kyle & Shaili Zess LE Pinot Noir Shiraz
Red R6 John Speckgoore (Kinesella) EP Malbec
Red R7 Bob Rejewski Eclipse Old Vine Zinfandel
Red R8 Jim & Kim Vangelder (Caliri) Passport Cab Shiraz Montepulciano
Red R9 Carm Allesandra Carménère
Red R10 Tif & Jay Chateau Du Pays
Red R11 Jim & Jill Kinsella PR Bordeaux
Red R12 Rick Kurtelawicz (Maher) Amarone
Red R13 Peter & Gloriella Burns Nero D' Avola
Red R14 Cittadino LE Cape Blend
Red R15 Mary Meng. (CE-2) Primo Rosso
Red R16 John & Jan Blodetts Vineco Nebbiolo
Red R17 Arcarese. (Maher Grp) Wine Makers Trio
Red R18 Rick Flanagan Amarone
Red R19 Bob Rejewski Eclipse Nocturnal
Red R20 Mark Pietrantoni Barbaresco
Red R21 Doug Caliri LE Nerello
Red R22 Tif & Jay Montepulciano
Red R23 Mark Maher Malbec
Red R24 Heather Bean Bordeaux
Red R25 Cittadino Amarone
Red R26 Steve Elensky LE Black Cab
White W1 Marianne O'Brien RQ Sauvignon Blanc (La Cueca)
White W2 WBD Dry Riesling
White W3 Lauren & Paul Lysiak Liebfraümilch
White W4 Natalie Gerber Sauvignon Blanc
White W5 Cece & Dan Crawford EP Pinot Noir Rosé
White W6 Tim & Diane Peter Cru Select Gewürztraminer
White W7 WBD RQ Semillion / Sauvignon Blanc
White W8 Carina Terry (CE-2) Traminer Riesling
White W9 Tiffany Burgen EP Chardonnay
White W10 WBD Bourbon Chardonnay
White W11 Terry Fisher EP Pinot Noir Rosé
Fruit/Dessert FD1 Steve Elensky Strawberry
Fruit/Dessert FD2 K & S Zess Pomegranate Zinfandel
Fruit/Dessert FD3 WBD TM Hurricane
Fruit/Dessert FD4 Steve Elensky White Pear
Fruit/Dessert FD5 Dave & Tammy Green Apple Riesling
Fruit/Dessert FD6 Bob Rejewski White Chocolate Port
Fruit/Dessert FD7 Cittadino Vanilla Bourbon
Fruit/Dessert FD8 Luke Bernier Fortified Coffee Port
Fruit/Dessert FD9 Dave & Tammy Fortified Black Forest
Fruit/Dessert FD10 Lysiak Fortified Vanilla Bourbon
Fruit/Dessert FD11 Rejewski Fortified Black Currant
Fruit/Dessert FD12 Elensky Fortified Vanilla Bourbon
Style Entry Wine