This year, Elaine Dubej won with her sweet raspberry.
Tom Bodensteiner, one of the judges, says there are particular things he is looking for while judging. "It has good balance. You look for a wine that has good malt texture, you look for a wine that has a good flavor," said Bodensteiner. "That it actually tastes like, if it's supposed to be raspberry, that it takes like raspberry, and it's clear."
Bodensteiner says besides grape, they get unusual wines like dandelion, pumpkin, and two-years-ago, jalapeño.