Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Onion Wine

This label is another I have used on other wine labels. I took it as a challenge to make some onion wine, using sweet onions and making the wine finish sweet. It doesn't sound appealing at all but tastes much better than it sounds, the trick being to not tell your guests what they are drinking until after they have tried it. I got many compliments about my onion wine. At the 2006 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition it won a gold medal concordance, which means it was best in its class (non fruit) and was judged good enough to be entered in the best of show or best overall of all 28 categories of entered wines. And to think that I nearly threw it all out because while stirring the wine I knocked a hole in the side of the glass carboy container, spilling most of it on the floor, managing to save about 10 bottles of the wine.

1 comment:

Matt said...

wow, sweet onion wine, what a crazy concept. Glad to hear it turned out well for you!

Medals

Medals

Gold Medals

  • Green Apple Riesling - 2006 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Strawberry White Merlot - Cowie Wine Festival, Paris, Arkansas
  • Onion Wine - Gold Concordance, 2006 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • French Merlot - 2005 Cowie Wine Festival, Paris, Arkansas
  • Old Vines Zinfandel - 2005 Cowie Wine Festival, Paris, Arkansas
  • Tomato Wine - 2005 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • May Port - 2003 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Piesporter - 2002 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition

Silver Medals

  • Piesporter - 2006 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Celery Wine - 2006 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Old Vines Zinfandel - 2005 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Yamhill County Pinot Noir - 2005 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition 2006 Home Wine & Beer Trade Association International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Tomato Wine - Cowie International Amateur Wine Festival, Paris, Arkansas
  • Pinotage Cabernet - 2006 Home Wine & Beer Trade Association International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Blackberry Port - 2005 Cowie Wine Festival
  • Blackberry Port - 2005 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • White Zinfandel - 2005 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Competition
  • Peach Apricot Chardonnay - 2004 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Marilyn Merlot - 2004 Indiana State Fair
  • Pinotage Cabernet- 2004 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • White Zinfandel - 2004 Indiana State Fair
  • Burgundy - 2003 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Pinot Noir - 2003 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition

Bronze Medals

  • Ice Wine Style Port - 2007 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Wine - 2007 Cowie Wine Festival, Paris, Arkansas
  • French Merlot - 2006 Home Wine & Beer Trade Association International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Old Vines Zinfandel - 2006 Home Wine & Beer Trade Association International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Woodland Grapes - 2005 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Pinotage Cabernet - 2005 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Ice Wine Style- 2004 Indiana State Fair
  • Chardonnay - 2003 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition; 2003 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition; 2003 Home Wine & Beer Trade Association International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Piesporter - 2003 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Burgundy - 2003 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition; 2003 Home Wine & Beer Trade Association International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Pinot Noir - 2003 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Competition
  • Rioja - 2003 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Sauvignon Blanc - 2003 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Shiraz - 2003 WineMaker Magazine International Amateur Wine Competition
  • Shiraz - 2003 Indiana State Fair International Amateur Wine Competition