The Wine Atelier Podcast Episode #10: AFWC President Shari Gherman + The Rosé Competition

I can’t think of a better way to kick off Rosé Month on The Wine Atelier Podcast than with the fabulous Shari Gherman, President of the prestigious American Fine Wine Competition and co-collaborator on the 2018 Rosé Competition which took place recently here in South Florida.

As a Judge for the AFWC for many years I was thrilled to hear of Shari’s latest endeavor. Her sparkling personality and decade plus experience successfully running the AFWC made Shari the perfect partner for Bob Ecker, founder of The Rosé Competition. And out of the almost two hundred bottles of rosé submitted from around the globe, the results of the competition surprised the wine world! Despite the many pricey bottles submitted, the winner of Best of Show Sparkling Rosé was the J Vineyards Russian River Valley Brut Rosé ($45), while Best in Show Dry Rosé went to the Sauska Rosé Cuvée ($15) from Hungary – YES, you heard me – HUNGARY!!!

For even more on the exciting results of the 2018 Rosé Competition, and to hear some of Shari’s favorite rosé producers (as well as her favorite rosé food pairing!) please pour yourself a glass of something pink and hit the play button above! Also, as promised, I’ve included links to resources mentioned in this episode, as well as the dates of two upcoming wine events you won’t want to miss (see below).

Many thanks to Shari Gherman for taking the time to chat with me and I hope to see you wine lovers at the AFWC Gala on May 5th (please see special discount code below!) and/or the Rosé Day Celebration at Robovault on June 8th!


1.) Results of the 2018 Rosé Competition

2.) Results of the 2018 American Fine Wine Competition

3.) The 2018 American Fine Wine Competition Gala Saturday, May 5th, 2018 @ Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For $50 off Gala tickets use special code: “VIPTABLE”

4.) Some of Shari’s favorite rosé producers: J. Cage Cellars, Shadowbox Cellars, Bee Hunter Wine, Peju Province Winery, and Stemmari.

5.) June 8th, 2018 AFWC Rosé Celebration @ Robovault in Ft. Lauderdale (tickets going on sale soon!)

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