Event Date
3rd Aug to 4th Aug 2023

Homemade Wine

These classes are held in conjunction with Taunton Amateur Winemakers.
The classes will be held in the Wine Marquee.
All individual competitors are eligible to enter these classes.

Still Wines must be exhibited in clear unthreaded and unbranded white flint glass approx. 26 fl.oz. (75cl) capacity with rounded and NOT sloping shoulders. Bottles should be filled so that when the cork is fully inserted the gap between the bottom of the stopper and the wine is between 6 to 20 mm.
Please refer to the general wine competition regulations in the "download documents" section.

The TAUNTON WINEMAKERS CHALLENGE CUP will be awarded for the best exhibit. 2022 winner: Ian Wright
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
Wine Marquee
To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1101 Aperitif-Dry - Any style

Description:

Aperitif-Dry - Any style
Aperitif. A wine that can be drunk by itself before a meal and stimulates the appetite.
Aperitif Dry, any colour, competitor to state on the supplied label by the Judge's reference number either Citrus, Herb or Sherry.
Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1102 Aperitif - Sherry Medium

Description:

Aperitif - Sherry Medium
Aperitif. A wine that can be drunk by itself before a meal and stimulates the appetite.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1103 Table Wine - White Dry.

Description:

Table Wine - White Dry.
Table Wine. A wine that is suitable for accompanying a meal. Generally not too strong in bouquet and flavour, with an alcohol content of only 10-12%.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1104 Table Wine - Red Dry.

Description:

Table Wine - Red Dry.
Table Wine. A wine that is suitable for accompanying a meal. Generally not too strong in bouquet and flavour, with an alcohol content of only 10-12%.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1105 Table Wine - White Medium.

Description:

Table Wine - White Medium.
Table Wine. A wine that is suitable for accompanying a meal. Generally not too strong in bouquet and flavour, with an alcohol content of only 10-12%.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1106 Table Wine - Rosé, Medium Dry.

Description:

Table Wine - Rosé, Medium Dry.
Table Wine. A wine that is suitable for accompanying a meal. Generally not too strong in bouquet and flavour, with an alcohol content of only 10-12%.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1107 After Dinner Wine - White or Golden.

Description:

After Dinner Wine - White or Golden.
After Dinner Wine. This wine can be white, golden, red or tawny. It needs to be rich in bouquet and flavour, medium to sweet, full bodied and of high alcohol content. It should preferably be served at the end of a meal.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1108 After Dinner Wine - Red or Tawny

Description:

After Dinner Wine - Red or Tawny
After Dinner Wine. This wine can be white, golden, red or tawny. It needs to be rich in bouquet and flavour, medium to sweet, full bodied and of high alcohol content. It should preferably be served at the end of a meal.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1109 Social Wine - White or Golden.

Description:

Social Wine - White or Golden.
Social Wine. Widely made and drunk. This wine is intended for drinking other than with a meal. It is usually less strong and rich than a dessert wine, though with more flavour and sweetness than a table wine.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1110 Social Wine - Red

Description:

Social Wine - Red
Social Wine. Widely made and drunk. This wine is intended for drinking other than with a meal. It is usually less strong and rich than a dessert wine, though with more flavour and sweetness than a table wine.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1111 Fresh grape - white - dry

Description:

Fresh grape - white - dry
Still Wines must be exhibited in clear unthreaded and unbranded white flint glass approx. 26 fl.oz. (75cl) capacity with rounded and NOT sloping shoulders. Bottles should be filled so that when the cork is fully inserted the gap between the bottom of the stopper and the wine is between 6 to 20 mm.
Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1112 Elderflower - Medium to Sweet.

Description:

Elderflower - Medium to Sweet.

Kits MAY be used in this class

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1113 Root or Vegetable Wine including leaf and grain - medium sweet

Description:

Root or Vegetable Wine including leaf and grain - medium sweet

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1114 Flower (Excluding Elderflower) - Medium to Sweet.

Description:

Flower (Excluding Elderflower) - Medium to Sweet.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1115 Flower (excluding Elderflower) - Medium to Dry.

Description:

Flower (excluding Elderflower) - Medium to Dry.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1116 Elderberry and/or Blackberry - Dry.

Description:

Elderberry and/or Blackberry - Dry.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1117 Elderberry and/or Blackberry - Sweet.

Description:

Elderberry and/or Blackberry - Sweet.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1118 Wild fruit (i.e. any hedgerow fruits) - Sweet

Description:

Wild fruit (i.e. any hedgerow fruits) - Sweet

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1119 Citrus wine - Sweet.

Description:

Citrus wine - Sweet.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1120 Citrus Wine, medium or dry

Description:

Citrus wine, medium or dry

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1121 Mead (ie wine with a honey base, medium or sweet)

Description:

Mead (ie wine with a honey base, medium or sweet).

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1122 Three bottles of wine for a dinner

Description:

Three bottles of wine for a dinner. To include a bottle of white dry for a fish course, a bottle of red dry for a main meat course and a bottle of after dinner wine for a sweet course.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)

Beginners wine

Classes for beginner wine makers. Open only to those who have not won a first prize in this division before.
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
Wine Marquee
To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1123 Beginners wine - White wine, sweet

Description:

Beginners wine - White wine, sweet. Open only to those who have not won a first prize in this division before.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1124 Beginners wine - White wine, dry

Description:

Beginners wine - White wine, dry. Open only to those who have not won a first prize in this division before.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1125 Beginners wine - Red wine, sweet

Description:

Beginners wine - Red wine, sweet. Open only to those who have not won a first prize in this division before.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1126 Beginners wine - Red wine, dry

Description:

Beginners wine - Red wine, dry. Open only to those who have not won a first prize in this division before.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)

Liqueur Classes

Please refer to the general wine competition regulations in the "download documents" section.
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
Wine Marquee
To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1127 A Liqueur

Description:

A Liqueur. Liqueurs must be exhibited in clear colourless glass punted ½ wine bottles of approx. 13 fl.oz. (370ml). Bottles should be filled so that when the cork is fully inserted the gap between the bottom of the stopper and the liqueur is between 6 to 20 mm (approx. ¼” to ¾” ).
This class MUST have a base of home-made wine. May be fortified to a maximum of 40% with a recognised spirit. The flavour and spirit to be stated on the label.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1128 A liqueur, made from a kit

Description:

A liqueur, made from a kit
Liqueurs must be exhibited in clear colourless glass punted ½ wine bottles of approx. 13 fl.oz. (370ml). Bottles should be
filled so that when the cork is fully inserted the gap between the bottom of the stopper and the liqueur is between 6 to 20 mm (approx. ¼” to ¾” ). Kit liqueur flavour to be stated on label.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)

Infusions

Please refer to the general wine competition regulations in the "download documents" section.
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
Wine Marquee
To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1129 Any fruit infusion, eg sloe or damson gin.

Description:

Any fruit infusion, eg sloe or damson gin. Please state which fruit on label.
Must be exhibited in clear colourless glass punted ½ wine bottles of approx. 13 fl.oz. (370ml) to leave airspace as in rule 2(a).

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)
Class: 1130 Any non-fruit infusion

Description:

Any non-fruit infusion. Please state the ingredient and alcohol source on the label.
Must be exhibited in clear colourless glass punted ½ wine bottles of approx. 13 fl.oz. (370ml) to leave airspace as in rule 2(a).

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)

Recipe Class

A wine to be made from the given recipe, Please refer to the general wine competition regulations in the "download documents" section.
Start At, 03/08/2023 12:00
Wine Marquee
To Be Confirmed (Judge)
Class: 1131 Apple and Mango Wine

Description:

Wine to be made from the given recipe.
3 litre of suprmarket apple and mango juice, Not from concentrate
1 teaspoon pectolaise
1 teaspoon citric acid
½ teaspoon tartaric acid
2 tea bags
1kg sugar
Universal yeast
Finings.

Method and Guide:
Add 3 litres of Apple and Mango juice into a demijohn
Dissolve 1 kg of sugar into 1½ Ltr of boiling water, once cooled add to demijohn
Make strong tea by adding 2 tea bags to 250ml of boiling water and leave to infuse and cool for ½ hour then add to demijohn.
Add pectolaise, tartaric acid, and citric acid. Let all cool to around 21°C, then add yeast, fit air lock and leave for approx. 4 weeks or until fermentation has stopped. Rack into clean demijohn with 1 crushed Campden tablet. Finings may be added to help the wine clear.
Once all fermentation has stopped, take a hydrometer reading, if it reads lower than the very dry mark (approx. 0.995) add small quantities of sugar (10g at a time dissolved in a cup of wine) until hydrometer reading 1.000 to 1.005 is reached and leave for 2 -3 months or longer before bottling.

Prizes: 1st - £7, 2nd - £5 and 3rd - £3

Entries: £0.00 (£0.50 for non members)