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The Rose flavor takes home a Silver Medal!!

2015 NY Wine & Spirits Silver Medal

Hartford Flavor is proud to share our Silver Medal from the New York World Spirits Competition! The Rose flavor was our single entry and we believe the award represents testimony of the high quality of the entire line of flavors. Enjoy the handcrafted goodness!

The New York Spirits Competition is the only wine and spirits competition in the world that is associated with the Triple Crown of Competitions ( The San Francisco International Wine Competition and The San Francisco World Spirits Competition). The integrity of The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition starts with the quality, expertise and probity of the judges. And the fact that it takes place right in the heart of New York City. This is the interpretation of integrity. These judges have a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds that facilitates a true, unbias quality of judging of all brands entered. The judges of the 2015 competition were Anthony Dias Blue and Steve Wesler.

Anthony Dias Blue
Anthony is the executive director of The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition and founder of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as the San Francisco International Wine Competition. He is recognized world-wide as a leading food, wine, travel and spirits authority. His work in all media is circulated to more than 20,000,000 consumers each month.

Mr. Blue’s James Beard Award–winning commentaries, The Blue Lifestyle Minute, are broadcast daily on KFWB in Los Angeles and on WCBS radio in New York. He also has a weekly live show The Happy Hour in Los Angeles which airs on KLSX-FM and is devoted to spirits and cocktails. Formerly Wine & Spirits Editor of Bon Appétit magazine, he is owner and Editor-in-Chief of Tasting Panel Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Decanter, Robb Report, Celebrated Living, Virtuoso Life, and C Magazine. Mr. Blue is the author of The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks and its companion, The Complete Book of Spirits. More about Anthony Dias Blue can be found on his company website www.bluelifestyle.com.

Steven Wesler
Steven founded The RDP Management in 1975 and has produced and managed over 3,000 trade and consumer events and conferences in over twenty-two states. Presently, Steven is the producer and owner of The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition that is held annually at the Javits Center in New York City. Through the guidance of Steven Wesler and the experienced staff of marketing specialists, he has become a leading authorities in all aspects of the trade show industry, including creating new shows; show management and operations; event marketing; to the ownership and management of the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ.

More information about the competition can be found here: http://www.nyworldwineandspiritscompetition.com/medals-that-are-awarded

By Tom Dubay

Co-founder and CEO of Hartford Flavor Company and Wild Moon Liqueurs.

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