We are Dennis and Jenni Turner. Dennis is certified at WSET Level 2 and a BJCP certified Hard Cider & Mead judge. Jenni is a full-time creative marketing professional! We are both professionally trained in wine faults. We both are long-standing members of the French Broad Vignerons and both experienced wine competition judges. Together having judged the Asheville Wine Competition, Western North Carolina Wine Competition, and the American Sangria Competition, among several other regional competitions. Each year we taste in excess of 1,000 different wines!
What we do?
We organize beverage competitions! We plan, organize, market, and execute specialty focused wine and beverage competitions with the optimal goal to create organic and dynamic exposure for our participating producers! Since 2016!
We blog! Our blog can be found at WineryEscapades.Com. We blog about our visits to wineries and review individual wines which we enjoy each week.
We build communities! We build specialized communities. Join our Facebook groups……..Drink Local North Carolina……and Drink Local South Carolina!
We are a full pour creative team whose strength is generating organic and dynamic exposure for our participating partners. Our branded competitions are designed to generate an instrument for creating an organic buzz!
JenNis Beverage Marketing has organized wine competitions since 2016.
Our focus is on expanding exposure of artisan wines. We are WSET 2 certified and long serving members of the French Broad Vignerons.
We are likewise experience wine competition judges, having previously twice judged the Asheville Wine Competition and the American Sangria Challenge, along with a few other local competitions.
We select from a pool of judges with vast wine competition judging experience and varied industry certifications. Our judges hold such certifications and distinctions as Certified Specialist in Wine, WSET level 3, American Wine Society Certified Judge, and even Certified Sommelier.
Judging is scheduled for February 11-12th in Asheville, North Carolina.
Enofile Online provides for a streamlined online platform for managing wine competitions.
Many of the most prestigious wine competitions are listed on the platform. Now, so are competitions by JenNis Beverage Marketing!
Wineries register for free and upload all the info for their wines. The platform then allows for a quick simple entry process of any competition listed on the site.
The platform further allows for us to print several reports on the wines entered and allows us to quickly upload scores and results.
No more will we need to create our own entry form! Payment of entry fees are easily processed online through Stripe!
Our first competition in 2023 is our inaugural National Estate Wine Competition – The Wine Natty. This competition only accepts estate-grown and vinified wines. We are thrilled to announce this competition is listed and live on Enofile Online! 🥂
Our next competition of 2023 will be the 2nd Annual American Sangria Challenge!
We will continue our Palmetto Wine Competition and our North Carolina Mead-Cider Competition.
We couldn’t be anymore excited to further develop our brand and additional wine competitions. I’m 2023 we will host several competitions.
This event was a part of the Taste of North Carolina series sponsorship by the North Carolina Winegrowers Association.
A Taste of Asheville featured a sampling of the wines of Western North Carolina wineries paired with small bites from local restaurants, caterers, and food trucks.
Participating wineries were Parker-Binns Vineyards, Mountain Brook Vineyards, Overmountain Vineyards, Biltmore Winery, St. Paul’s Vineyard, Stone Ash Vineyards, Pleb Urban Winery, Botanist and Barrell Asheville, Marked Tree Vineyard, South Williams Vineyard, My Sweet Love Vineyard, Silver Fork Winery, Shadowline Vineyards, Point Lookout Vineyards, and Ferncrest Winery.
Yes! 15 local craft wine producers! 🍷🍷
Paired with small bites from The Rural Seed, Ivory Road Café, Toasted Cuban, The Lobster Trap, Braised & Confit Catering, Relish Food Truck, Urban Graze, Geraldine’s Bakery, Tequio Foods, Ob-Skewered, Jargon Restaurant, RAD Kitchen, Asheville Chocolates, Cielo Catering, Bears Smokehouse, and AB Tech Culinary.
More than three hundred tickets were sold, and many local wine influencers were in attendance.
We saw Ryan and Terri Watts of Van in Black, Sharon Logan Kelly of Sharon Sips, Lindsay Johnson, judge at the NCMCF, Briana Burns of Burns Through Wine and the NC Winegrowers Association. It was awesome seeing so many influential locals in attendance!
We took as many pictures as we could considering we were constantly balancing a plate and a glass of wine! 🤣
The inaugural Celebration of Chambourcin- A Wine Competition was judged November 12th in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Celebration of Chambourcin seeks to gain greater exposure for our favorite French-American hybrid.
The inaugural competition received entries from North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.
The competition benefited from an amazing group of judges with varied wine certifications.
Our head judges Bill Fish and Alan Staton bring years of experience having past judged competitions such as Wines of The South, Asheville Wine and Food Festival, and the Palmetto Wine Competition. Bill and Alan are both American Wine Society certified judges and members of the French Broad Vignerons.
Judge Ben Labe is WSET 2 certified, employed with Biltmore Winery, and a member of the French Broad Vignerons, and previously judged the Asheville Wine Competition. Judge Lindsay Johnston is WSET 2 certified and a current level 3 student. She previously worked with Mountain Brook Vineyards in Tryon, North Carolina and previously judged the Palmetto Wine Competition.
Tom and Nancy Traver are WSET level 1 certified and well experienced wine competition judges. Tom and Nancy are our Southeastern regional wine experts with years of experience enjoying, critiquing, and judging wines from Virginia to Texas.
Our final two judges were Pam Rotz and Kimberly Craig. Pam is an experienced wine, mead, and cider judge having worked with JenNis Beverage Marketing. Kimberly is a WSET 2 student and a tasting room associate at Kefi Vineyards in Monroe, North Carolina.
Our panel of judges raved about our winning wine! Comments such as, very characteristic, very well balanced, pleasant finish, outstanding quality, great job, gold medal quality, great flavor profile.
The star of the show, the bell of the ball, the crown of the celebration, this years Best in Show Chambourcin comes from Virginia.
Winning Best in Show in the inaugural Celebration of Chambourcin is the 2018 estate grown Chambourcin from Mountain Run Winery in Culpepper, Virginia.
The 2018 Chambourcin from Mountain Run is 85% Chambourcin and 15% Petit Verdot. Fermented dry this double gold winning wine is aged 12 months in French oak barrels.
We had three additional gold medal winning wines in the inaugural Celebration of Chambourcin.
Estate grown Pea Ridge Red from Parker-Binns Vineyard in the Tryon Foothills of North Carolina earned a solid gold medal score. The Pea Ridge Red is 75% Chambourcin and 25% blended Cab Franc and Cab Sauv.
Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyard of Louisa, Virginia earned gold medal for the 2021 Estate grown Chambourcin. This 100% Chambourcin aged 9 months on American oak.
Here’s to a successful inaugural Celebration of Chambourcin. We look forward to delivering medals to our participating wineries. Keep an eye out for those medal presentations coming in January of 2023.
We remain very sincerely thankful and forever grateful for those who have sponsored our competitions this year.
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We are members of the French Broad Vignerons and pool our judges from the organizations members. The French Broad Vignerons of Western North Carolina (FBV) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for grape growing, wine making, evaluating, and enjoying wines in western North Carolina.