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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Mazer Cup International 2011

    Hi gang!!

    It is time for the 3rd annual Mazer Cup International, the largest mead competition in the world (we are pretty sure, LOL).

    It will be held March 31-April 2, 2011. The commercial competition is Friday, April 1, and the Home Competition is on April 2. Friday April 1 is the 2nd Annual Winners Circle Public tasting and food pairing, which was a big hit last year, featuring the gold medal winners from the 2009 commercial competition.

    The competition will once again be in Boulder, CO at the Outlook Hotel and will have:
    • Home competition (over 200 entries last year)
    • Commercial competition (over 100 entries last year)
    • Friday night Winners Circle food pairing with 2010 Gold Medal commercial winners (tickets available on the website)
    • BJCP Mead Judging Certification Test


    The Winners Circle tasting and food pairing was a HUGE success last year, and the 50 tickets we let out for sale were gone in less than a week. Reviews ranged from 'great' to 'freakin fantastic', and we fully expect the tickets this year to sell even quicker. We are commissioning custom tasting glassware to take with you as a memento of this great opportunity to taste the best commercial meads in the world.

    We will be moving the event to a larger room and will have more tickets available. We will announce here on Gotmead when they go on sale, but keep an eye on the website at http://www.mazercup.com for them to open up so you can get yours.

    Medals will be awarded to the first 3 places in commercial competition, and custom handmade mazers go to the winners in the home competition.

    There will be an awards ceremony on Saturday night (competition entrants and guests only), and of course, all the delights of Boulder await you! (including some seriously excellent breweries).

    Join the biggest mead event in the world! Join us in the Mazer Cup International!

    Visit our website at http://www.mazercup.com for more details, entry information and photos from previous years.
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
    http://www.mead-makers.org
    Making Mead since 1995

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    Will the web site be updated for 2011?
    “Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime!”

    slàinte mhath

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    Yes, it will be updated shortly. Work with me here, we're all volunteers and juggling as fast as we can, LOL...
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
    http://www.mead-makers.org
    Making Mead since 1995

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    No worries Vicky. I was just confussed since you posted the announcement.

    I won't have anything ready this year anyway.

    Still want to keep tabs on what's going on.
    “Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime!”

    slàinte mhath

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    Ok im really new to mead so this may sound a little dumb but can you mail a bottle in and have it entered into the competition without actually having to be present at the competition?

    Sorry if this is a new-bee question but I'd like to try to enter something in next year.

    Thank you

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    No worries, mmclean, just pokin' atcha. We're updating the site this week, but we've had lots of inquiries, so I posted an announcement here so people would know when it was.

    TDMooney, yes, you can enter without coming, most do. Some people come out to go to the tasting, or judge, or whatever, but 90% send in entries, and we mail out judging forms, and mail the awards if the entry wins. All get judging reports, regardless. Best in Show last year was actually entered from Europe.
    Wassail!

    Vicky Rowe
    Owner & Webmistress, Gotmead.com
    Executive Director, American Mead Makers Association
    http://www.mead-makers.org
    Making Mead since 1995

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    Well, the short answer is yes and no.

    There are lots of posts on how to do it. Use the search tool, as which way to go about it will be up to you?
    “Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime!”

    slàinte mhath

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDMooney View Post
    ...but can you mail a bottle in and have it entered into the competition without actually having to be present at the competition?
    You can send it in.
    But don't use the mail. Sending alcohol through the United States Postal Service is probably illegal. I say probably because there are some who feel that the regulations do no apply to untaxed alcohol such as homebrew, but unless you personally want to spend a lot of legal fees defending yourself to find out for sure, I'd suggest using UPS or Fed-Ex.
    Lanne pase toujou pi bon
    (Past years are always better)

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