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Locals Create Winning Wines

There is some excellent wine making going on in Airdrie. Friends Kellie Babin and Kelly Mackay both earned gold at the 2015 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition, April 10-12 in Vermont. “It was quite exciting, I didn’t expect to win a medal at all, let alone a gold and bronze,” said Mackay, explaining she shipped bottles to the competition and was thrilled to be successful. Babin was equally excited to put Airdrie’s name on the map. “We’ve been happy dancing [since we found out we won],” she said. Babin took gold in the White Vinifera Blend category against 67 other entries, and Mackay beat out 50 other entries for her top spot in the Stone Fruit category for her apricot wine. Babin and Mackay also earned bronze medals.

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