Mead Lover's Digest #1515 Wed 23 February 2011

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Announcing the 2011 Mazer Cup International Mead Competition ("Wayne Boncyk")

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Subject: Announcing the 2011 Mazer Cup International Mead Competition
From: "Wayne Boncyk" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:11:53 -0700

Apologies to all who may have been waiting for this announcement – I got
a bit sidetracked with other obligations. But – better late than never!

The Mazer Cup International 2011 – Mead Only Competition – Call for Entries

April 01 & 02, 2011, Boulder, Colorado

The Mazer Cup International is a BJCP & AHA sanctioned mead-only competition
open to all home meadmakers.

After a tremendously successful competition in 2010, and great feedback
from the Mazer Cup founding fathers, Ken Schramm, Dan McConnell and
Mike O'Brien, is totally motivated to present the Mazer Cup
International 2011. We will do our best to continue the tradition of the
original competition, and work to make it the best competition possible. We
are committed to bringing the best judges available to Boulder, Colorado
from North America, Europe and wherever else mead is held in high regard.

This year we will continue the tradition of the original Mazer Cup by
awarding hand-crafted mazers to the winners of our home competition. Our
distinctive medals for the commercial winners have already become a coveted
achievement in the commercial mead making industry.

The MCI competition staff and Got Mead are working hard to present a
world-class home and commercial mead competition the weekend of April 1-2,
2011, in Boulder, Colorado. The Mazer Cup International is well on its
way to growing and evolving into a best of breed mead event.

How do I enter? Enter to
enter online, or you may download the entry form, bottle ID forms, rules,
regulations and style guidelines. Entries are $7, however if you enter
electronically we discount the entry fee to $6.00.

Why should I enter?
. You get to compete against a host of international home meadmakers
. Valuable feedback from experienced judges and professional meadmakers
. Suggestions on how to improve your mead from judges and other meadmakers

When may I enter?
. Entries open Feb 04, 2011, the entry deadline is March 18, 2011
. The Mazer Cup Home Competition will be on Saturday, April 2, 2011

Don't Miss Out!
Visit the Mazer Cup International Website at Enter
and go head-to-head with some of the best meadmakers in the world. This
will be a great competition for mead feedback from mead experts, writers
and award winning meadmakers.

Welcome to the Winners Circle!

The 2011 Mazer Cup International event committee is pleased and excited
to announce the 2011 MCI Winners Circle Paired Mead Tasting. This public
tasting will be held on Friday, April 01, 2011 at 7:00 PM, in the Boulder
Outlook Hotel. Tickets are $50 and will be distributed via will-call at
the door the evening of the event.

Please note that no tickets will be available for purchase at the door. All
ticket sales will be conducted online only.

The 2011 Winners Circle is being opened to more admissions due to
overwhelming demand. Please be sure to order tickets online while they
are still available.

This event will consist of the 2010 Mazer Cup International Commercial
Meadery Competition gold medal winners paired with various gastronomic
selections specifically matched to the mead being poured. The pairings
are designed to display how mead and selected foods enhance one another.

Attendees will receive a unique commemorative tasting glass (Yes! You get
to keep it!) a souvenir program listing the mead and food pairings along
with a description of each Meadery and the mead featured.

Meadery representatives and MCI staff will be on-hand to discuss individual
meads and to answer questions regarding the Meaderies, Meadmakers, and
general mead-related questions. Purchase your Winners Circle tickets here:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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