The Central Coast Vinegar Competition announced the award-winning vinegars from its fifth-annual blind-tasting event, held in June at the California Mid-State Fair. The judging took place at Estrella Hall in the Paso Robles Event Center. The panel of judges for the vinegar tasting was led by Chief Judge Tim McDonald of Wine Spoken Here.
Best in Show went to Aris Vinegar’s Pomegranate Vinegar from Paso Robles. The honor came after judges awarded it a Double Gold Medal in the Other Fruit Class.
Gold Medal recipients include:
Virginia Vinegar Works’ White Wine Vinegar (Shipman, VA)
Virginia Vinegar Works’ Red Wine Vinegar – Heritage Blend
Real Good Vinegar’s IPA Beer Vinegar (Nashville, TN)
Straw Ridge Natural’s Red Wine Vinegar (Paso Robles)