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Ice cider still gold

Ice cider producer Domaine Pinnacle takes a top prize in Quebec wine contest


Frelighsburg, Que. – Domaine Pinnacle has another gold medal to add to its growing collection of awards.

The Frelighsburg, Que.-based ice cider producer won a Grand Or medal and Meilleur Produit du Québec award at the third-annual Les prix du public competition, held recently in Quebec City.

The contest drew 400 wine and specialty beverage entries, which were evaluated in blind taste tests by 350 amateur judges. Products were all either produced in Quebec, or were imported products distributed in the province.

In total the judges awarded six Grand Or medals, six Mentions Spéciales, 27 gold medals, and 79 silver medals.

“Les prix du public is structured like an international wine tasting competition – with blind taste tests and a standardized ranking system based on 100 points. But the judges are drawn from the general public, versus the wine and beverage industry. So the results give us direct consumer feedback, versus expert opinion,” says Charles Crawford, founder and president of Domaine Pinnacle. “This vote of confidence, from the average Quebecois consumer, is a source of great pride for Domaine Pinnacle.”

The winning products will be showcased at the Salon international des vins et spiritueux de Québec, taking place March 11 to 13 in Quebec City.