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Offline christo

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16th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition - Savannah - Feb 1
« on: December 05, 2013, 08:08:05 am »
16th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition - Feb 1 in Savannah


Starting to get the word out on the 16th Annual Domras Cup  Mead Competition. Hope things are well with you and yours during this holiday season. Our 16th straight meading on “the Saturday before the Superbowl” is close at hand.  Please pass this on to fellow  mead lovers.

The Savannah Brewers League will once again be sponsoring the Domras Cup  Mead Competition.
• Competition Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014.
• Entry window: January 1, 2014 to January 23, 2014.

Why enter?
The cost is just $6 per entry. Any size bottle is acceptable (meads will be served “blind” by our experienced stewards). We know your  mead is a precious thing. You can send any number of bottles you want, but we do recommend a minimum of one 750ml, two of anything smaller, and two if carbonated to ensure a fresh bottle for the BOS round. Ribbons and lots of great prizes from the Savannah Bee Company (can you say 100 lbs of regional honey!), Redstone Meadery products, and Savannah Homebrew Shop will be provided to winners.

Why join us?
We can use certified judges and  mead aficionados for judging and stewarding. We have a dozen local certified  mead judges, but always need help. Each volunteer will get an etched Domras wine tasting glass and look for some of our new SBL “crimp-less” bottle openers to be available as well. Drawings for a door prize or two will be in order. Bagels, etc. will be available before we start and snacks in between. Immediately following judging, we hold our epic post-party and oyster roast that is a time not to be missed, so if interested in helping to judge or steward, please sign up on the registration page and come join us. We generally try to finish in one round though a few folks may have to do two small rounds. BOS should start by early afternoon.

At this point we don’t have plans for drop-off locations (except locally) where club members pick up the entries. If entries are registered and paid for and at proper condition, however, we can accept the entries the morning of the competition if someone is planning to come judge from an area. We’ll leave that up to each club. Just let us know in advance about any special arrangements needed.

For more information please visit the SBL website at . The direct link to Domras Cup on-line registration page is

Chris Stovall
Domras Cup Judge Director

Offline christo

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Re: 16th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition - Savannah - Feb 1
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 10:07:13 am »
FYI, I couldn't wait (or more aptly didn't think I would remember to do it at midnight on the 1st) so the entry window is now open.

As an added announcement, we will have Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery attending the event as our Special Guest.  Stay tuned to more info later.  Should be a great time.

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Re: 16th Annual Domras Cup Mead Competition - Savannah - Feb 1
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 10:44:47 am »
Wish I was closer.  Recently got my Mead certification and have yet to put it to use actually judging meads lol.
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