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Kentuckian wins Winemaker of the Year at prestigious wine competition

Posted by Tyler Madison on June 01, 2017  /   Posted in News

Dossey takes top honor as his Purple Toad Winery earns 16 medals at Indy International FRANKFORT (June 1, 2017) — Allen Dossey, owner of Purple Toad Winery near Paducah, was named Winemaker of the Year at the recent Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. “Congratulations to Allen Dossey on this

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Kentucky Derby Season is Prime Time for Kentucky Proud

Posted by Tyler Madison on April 17, 2017  /   Posted in News

By Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture FRANKFORT (April 17, 2017) — The Kentucky Derby elevates the Commonwealth to a global stage. The Derby – as well as the Kentucky Oaks and the run-up to Thoroughbred racing’s biggest weekend – also gives Kentucky Proud foods a chance to shine. The Kentucky Derby Festival kicks off

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Kentuckiana Wineries Win Gold at Derby Festival Judging

Posted by Tyler Madison on March 07, 2017  /   Posted in News

March 2, 2017– LOUISVILLE, KY   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the wine judging competition that was held Wednesday, March 1, at the Masonic Homes of Kentucky Campus, Bistro. Judges from the American Wine Society gathered to score the 95 different wine samples from 10 Kentucky wineries that entered

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The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest is Back

Posted by Tyler Madison on February 22, 2017  /   Posted in News

Picture it:  It’s the 2nd Saturday in May, and you and your friends are sipping and savoring your way through the booths of over a dozen Kentucky wineries, including Jean Farris Winery, Talon Winery, and Elk Creek Vineyards –-all at the 2017 Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest.  The festival, held in historic downtown Nicholasville (home of First Vineyard, the

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Winners Revealed at Kentucky Wine Competition

Posted by Tyler Madison on November 16, 2016  /   Posted in News

201 wines entered in fourth annual competition LOUISVILLE (November 16, 2016) — Five Kentucky wineries took home the coveted Commissioner’s Cup honors in the fourth annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition last month at Sullivan University. “Congratulations to all the winners and their outstanding wines,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Our wineries continue to produce

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