Ten Spoon takes gold medal

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Ten Spoon Vineyard and Winery earned a bunch of awards this summer, including a gold medal and Best in Region honors for its Flathead Cherry Dry at the 2011 Northwest Wine Summit.

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The Northwest Wine Summit is the largest competition of Pacific Northwest wines, including competitors from northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and western Canada. In addition to Cherry Dry's haul, two other Ten Spoon wines — Paradise Pear and Getaway — won bronze medals. The event was held in May.

Earlier this month, Ten Spoon wines won three medals at the 20th Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University. Prairie Thunder and Paradise Pear took silvers, while Farm Dog earned a bronze. The Indy International Wine Competition is the largest scientifically organized and independent wine competition in the U.S., which is now the world’s largest wine market. Over fifty professional judges traveled to Indiana for the competition which included 3,000 wines form fifteen countries and 43 U.S. states.

Ten Spoon wines are made in Missoula. Judge one for yourself at the Ten Spoon tasting room from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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