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StoneBrook Winery of Camp Springs takes top honors in seventh annual Kentucky wine competition

StoneBrook Winery of Camp Springs took home two of the five Commissioner’s Cup awards at the seventh annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition and Commissioner’s Cup earlier this month in Lexington. “Kentucky wines continued to show progress in quality at this year’s competition,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “A highly qualified panel of judges awarded medals...

Four wineries win Commissioner’s Cup from state Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition

Some familiar names topped the leaderboard at the Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition & Commissioner’s Cup earlier this month at the University of Kentucky Research Farm in Lexington. “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that participated in the competition this year,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “The 2018 Commissioner’s Cup-winning wineries have...

Southbank’s Art Outpost at base of World Peace Bell in Newport to feature local artists

Southbank Partners and the World Peace Bell will host the Third Annual Kentucky Art Outpost on July 25-27 at the World Peace Bell Park in Newport.   This annual event showcases regional artists and features shopping and entertainment for the family. It opens Friday from 5-9 p.m., Saturday from 12-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12-7 p.m.   The World Peace Bell in Newport will be the site of the third...

Judged Best: Shepherdsville’s Wight-Meyer Vineyard & Winery wins Commissioner’s Cup

This is just the second year for the Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition and the Commissioner’s Cup.(Photo from KentuckyWine.com)   Wight-Meyer Vineyard and Winery of Shepherdsville is the first Kentucky winery to win the Commissioner’s Cup for the top Kentucky wine in more than one category at the 2014 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition and the Commissioner’s Cup.   “In...