Midwest Winery Dog of the Year Contestants 11-20

Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines. Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.

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5 Responses

  1. shirley sloop says:

    will not allow me to vote for dude.Sleepy Creek Winery.

    • Mark Ganchiff says:

      Keep voting and you will eventually see Dude and all the other dogs. The voting system is choosing the two contestants in each round randomly. With 20 dogs in the contest, it should not take more than a minute or two of voting to see them all. However, the crazy laws of statistics also apply to the contest. If a coin is flipped often enough, heads will come up ten times in a row. It’s the same with our Winery Dog contest.

  2. Lizzy is so cute therefore gets my second vote!

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

    Peggy Lapacek

  3. Tom Stearns says:

    Vote for Smitty @ Northern Sun Vinyard!!!!

  4. Larry Craig says:

    My vote is for Lizzie

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