2010 yellow [ tail ]® wine [ tail ]™ contest finals

The finals of the 2010 yellow [ tail ]® wine [ tail ]™ contest were held before a packed house at the Tales of the Cocktail this past Saturday, July 24th.


Winner: Ted Kilgore

Ted Kilgore was announced the winner by a panel of celebrity judges including; Doug Frost, David Wondrich and Dale DeGroff.

Judges David Wondrich, Dale DeGroff and Doug Frost

The five finalists; Sam Treadway – Drink, Boston, Rhiannon Enlil – Cure, New Orleans, Brian Matthys – Tzakaya Ten, New York City, Ted Kilgore – Taste by Niche, St. Louis and John Lermayer – The Florida Room, Miami, competed for a grand prize of a trip to Australia and cash prizes.

Contestants (left to right) – Ted Kilgore, John Lermayer, Brian Matthys,
Sam Treadway and Rhiannon Enlil

Ted Kilgore won the trip to Australia with Brian Matthys and Rhiannon Enlil coming in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Congratulations to all of the finalists for their creative and original recipes.

The recipes may be found in the summer edition of in the Mix or the digital version at