Competition Classes

OPEN WINE CLASSES
1 Table red, dry
2 Table red, sweet
3 Table white, dry
4 Table white, sweet
5 Table white, medium sweet
6 Table rose, medium dry
7 Aperitif, dry citrus
(excluding sparkling wine and sherry type)
8 Aperitif, dry, herbal or spiced
(excluding sparkling wine and sherry type)
9 Aperitif sweet
(excluding sparkling wine and sherry type)
10 Social white
11 Social elderflower
12 Social red
13 After dinner wine, red sweet (dessert)
14 After dinner wine, white to brown, sweet (dessert)
15 Sherry type, dry
16 Sherry type, sweet
17 Fresh grape, red dry
18 Fresh grape, white dry
19 3 Bottle Class
Table white, dry
Table red, dry
After dinner wine, red sweet (dessert)
20 Liqueur, fruit based*
21 Liqueur, chocolate/coffee based*
22 Liqueur, herb/spice based*
*see rule 11
23 Mead, medium
NOVICE CLASSES – see Rule 5
24 Novices, social red
25 Novices, table red dry
26 Novices, social white
27 Novices, table white, dry
CLOSED WINE CLASSES – see Rule 4
28 Table red, dry
29 Table red, sweet
30 Table white, dry
31 Table white, sweet
32 Table rose, medium dry
33 After dinner wine, red sweet (dessert)
COUNTRY WINE CLASSES – see Rule 9e
34 Fruit Base White, medium sweet
35 Root or Vegetable White, medium sweet
36 Flower or Herb Any Colour, medium dry
37 Fruit Base Red, sweet
CIRCLE WINE CLASSES
38 Table white, sweet
39 Table red, dry
40 Table white, dry
41 Table red, sweet
FEDERATION WINE CLASS
42 Four bottles for a dinner – Aperitif, dry (citrus or herbal);
Table white dry; Table red dry; After dinner wine any colour, sweet (dessert)
BEER CLASSES – note Class revisions
43 Light Lager, O.G. 35-40
44 Strong Lager, O.G. 50-65
45 Light Ale, O.G. 30-35,
46 Pale Ale (Bitter), O.G. 40-45
47 Brown Ale, O.G. 35-40 (Newcastle type)
48 Dry Stout, O.G. 45-50
49 Sweet Stout, O.G. 40-45
50 Barley Wine, O.G. 90 upwards
51 Porter, O.G. 60-70
52 Three bottle class; Strong Lager, O.G. 50-65; English IPA, O.G. 50-60;
Barley Wine, O.G. 90 upwards
CRAFT ALE CLASSES
53 German Style Wheat Beer, O.G. 45-60
54 Dark Mild O.G. 40-50
55 Black Lager [Schwarzbier; Dunkel] O.G. 45-55
56 Saison [Pale] O.G. 50-65
57 Irish Red Ale O.G. 40-50
58 American Double IPA, O.G. 65-85
59 Belgian Strong Ale, O.G. 70-95
60 Russian Imperial Stout O.G. 75 upwards
COOKERY CLASSES – see changes to rule 16
61 Victoria Sandwich, Jam only
62 1 Lemon Drizzle Cake,
63 3 Plain Medium Scones
64 1 Jar Jam,
65 Chutney, 1lb Jar
ART CLASSES – see rule 14 & 15
66 Original humorous cartoon depicting
an aspect of Wine or Beer making
67 Photograph *see amended rule 14