High honors for Montezuma Winery

Montezuma Winery receives honors from Beverage Testing Institute for their Cranberry Bog, Dragonfly, Semi-Sweet Honey wines and their newest distilled spirit, BEE Vodka. The Beverage Tasting Institute is America’s premier independent beverage review organization. BTI’s advertisement-and-sponsorship-free nature and its proven blind –tasting methodology ensure integrity, consistency, and accuracy. Their scoring system is based on a 100-point scale. Here’s what they said:Cranberry Bog (cranberry wine): Gold medal, 91 Points “Exceptional”Brilliant scarlet color. Rich aromas of fresh crushed cranberries follow through on a lively entry to a tangy medium-to-full body with great purity, dimension and depth. Finishes with a long, zesty puckering fade of cranberries, bark, and minerals. A fantastically vivid flavor ride through a cranberry bog. $12.49/bottle.Dragonfly (black currant apple blend): Gold medal, 90 Points “Exceptional & Best Buy”Bright ruby color. Rich currant and spiced apple aromas follows through on a soft, round entry to a fruity sweet medium body with a nice purity and depth of flavor. Finishes with a touch of spicy cranberry sauce and excellent mouthwatering acidity on the long finish. A delicious, well balanced fruit wine that will make an excellent substitute for rosé at the table with spicy meals. $11.99/bottleSemi-Sweet Traditional Honey Wine (mead): Silver medal, 87 Points “Highly Recommended & Best Buy”Yellow straw color. Herbal honey, kiwi, and lemon curd aromas follows through on a silky entry to a lightly sweet light-to-medium body with nice melon accents. Finishes with a light citrus peel and peppery spice fade. A pure, delicate mead interestingly reminiscent of an off-dry sauvignon blanc. $10.99/bottleBEE Vodka: Silver medal, 88 Points “Highly Recommended”Clear., Mild earthy honey, custard, and nutshell aromas follow through on a soft, satiny entry to a dry light-to-medium body. Ultra-premium vodka $48.99/750 ml bottle.The Martin family efforts continue to create and enhance a unique product line, quality products and an experience that is memorable and enjoyable. For more information contact Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery at 315-568-8190 or visit our website at www.montezumawinery.com. Montezuma Winery & Hidden Marsh Distillery is located at 2981 Auburn Rd (corners of Rt. 89 and 5/20) in Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

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