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2015 Ohio Quality Wine Assurance Program Sensory Evaluation

We are pleased to offer the 4th OQW sensory evaluation of Ohio commercial wines in the 2015 calendar year taking place on November 24, 2015 for seal designation. Unfortunately, due to the past two winters and the harsh conditions received lessening the amount of qualifying wines for the program, we were not able to host the August OQW sensory evaluation. We are hopeful that there will be enough wines submitted for the November sensory evaluation. After a meeting of the OQW subcommittee, it was recommended to reduce the number of submittals from 4 to 2 until old man winter is more kind to us and we start observing more submittals into the program once again. At that time, we will most likely open it back up to 4 submittals once again. The proposed OQW submittals will occur in May with the Ohio Wine Competition and November. This will be voted on at the next OGIC full board meeting in which we would expect to pass. It is our hope that we will observe an increase in submittals of quality Hybrid and American varieties during this time.

Entry deadline:  November 16, 2015

OQW Cover Letter

OQW Entry Form