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GLINT CAP 2012 Results Analysis

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A map of the 2012 GLINT CAP commercial medalists.
Click the dots for more information on each producer.

The official results for the 2012 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINT CAP) were posted on Wednesday evening. I have imported the results into a spreadsheet and—by viewing the data in various different ways in a pivot table—have created an analysis that is summarized in the following PDF file:

GLINT CAP 2012 Results Analysis [1.6 MB]

An added feature of this analysis (compared to the 2011 results analysis) is an alphabetical listing of medalists along with their products that medaled in the judging. What follows is a sampling of the analysis in the PDF file.

Gold Medals – Commercial

Entries by Style – Commercial [with 5 or more entries]

  • Common Cider – 34
  • Specialty Cider – 24
  • English Cider – 21
  • Fruit Cider – 15
  • Unlimited (Macro) Cider & Perry – 10
  • Intensified Post-Ferment (Pommeau) – 8
  • Common Perry – 6

Medals by State/Province/County – Commercial [with 5 or more medals]

  • Michigan – 46
  • California – 15
  • Oregon – 10
  • Virginia – 9
  • Wisconsin – 9
  • Washington – 7
  • Suffolk (England) – 5
  • Herefordshire (England) – 5

Gold Medals – Noncommercial

  • 1: Jeff Carlson, Gary Awdey, Jeff Coffey, Daryl & Royce Lerwick, Scott Husted, James Davis, Rodney Kibzey

Entries by Style – Noncommercial

  • Common Cider – 44
  • Specialty Cider – 30
  • Fruit Cider – 20
  • Cyser – 13
  • English Cider – 12
  • Common Perry – 11
  • Specialty Mead – 5
  • Fruit Beer – 4
  • New England Cider – 4
  • Applewine – 4
  • French Cider – 2

I have plenty more to say about the event…but I wanted to publish this before interest in the results waned. In particular, I found the Friday evening training seminar very educational and would hope that the event is expanded and opened up to the public as interest in cider in North America continues to rise.

GLINT CAP 2011 Results Analysis

Many in the cider world are anxiously awaiting the results of this year’s Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. I had a wonderful time judging at the event and I greatly enjoyed meeting other cider enthusiasts.

I was curious about last year’s event as I was not in attendance, so I set about analyzing last year’s results. This analysis is neatly summarized in a six-page PDF file:

GLINT CAP 2011 Results Analysis [272 KB]

What follows is a sampling of the analysis in the PDF file.

Gold Medals – Commercial

Entries by Style – Commercial

  • Common Cider – 35
  • English Cider – 19
  • Specialty Cider – 19
  • Unrestricted (Macro) Cider or Perry – 16
  • Fruit Cider – 16
  • Ice Cider – 10
  • Apple Wine – 10
  • Pommeau – 9

Medals by State/Province/County – Commercial

  • Michigan – 51
  • Washington – 15
  • Wisconsin – 10
  • Vermont – 9
  • Ontario – 9
  • California – 6
  • Herefordshire – 6
  • Massachusetts – 5
  • Suffolk – 5

Gold Medals – Noncommercial

  • 5: Jeff Carlson
  • 4: Gary Awdey
  • 2: William Bozell, United Order of Fermenting Messinks
  • 1: Karl Vernon, Rick Young, Rodney Kibzey, Alan Pearlstein, Ian Bresky

Entries by Style – Noncommercial

  • Common Cider – 31
  • Specialty Cider – 22
  • Fruit Cider – 18
  • Cyser – 10
  • Open Mead – 8
  • English Cider – 7
  • Common Perry – 6
  • Traditional Perry – 5

I’ll give the 2012 results the same treatment as soon as they’re published. Please leave a comment if there’s any other view of the results you’d like to see!