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Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition Collection SC2010.01
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The Jerry D. Mead’s NWIWC allows wines to compete against one another by wine price class. This collection includes wine awards booklets, yearly entry rule forms, programs, medals and aprons from the competitions. (1993 – 2010, and on going)
Biography: From LA Times Obituaries, April 14, 2000: Jerry D. Mead was a wine columnist for three decades who judged competitions around the world. Mead became a connoisseur of wine while working in an entirely unrelated position--dispatcher for the Anaheim Fire Department. In 1971, he began a wine column at the Anaheim Bulletin that he went on to syndicate to more than a dozen newspapers. He also founded a magazine, the Wine Trader, published six times a year with, at the time of his death, a circulation of 85,000. He was a staunch advocate for consumers and often referred to himself as "the wine curmudgeon," even abbreviating the nickname to TWC. Mead toured the world to judge wine contests and for his last eight years headed his own Jerry Mead's New World International Wine Competition based in San Bernardino, which continues despite Mead's death. He passed away on April 12, 2000 in Carson City, Nevada of complications of cancer including liver and kidney failure and a heart attack.
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