“Tarte Tatin is the French name for this famous dessert invented years ago by the Demoiselles Tatin, in their restaurant at Lamotte-Beuvron on the Loire River,” Julia Child’s iconic voice was loud and clear in my head while reading her words. The tatin dessert, created by accident, was first made around 135 years ago. Luckily, we get to reap the benefits of this “accident” in the form of a delicious pastry and a yummy port wine! Pamela, co-founder of Wine & Whey, used one of the kits that are sold in our shop to make an Apple Tatin Port wine that is nothing short of perfection. And, I’m not the only one who thinks so! Pamela was awarded the gold medal at the 2015 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition hosted by WineMaker Magazine in Portland, Oregon. There were over 100 wines in the port style category alone. All together, 49 of the 50 states and 10 different countries had submissions in the competition! While at the conference, Pamela and Ron, another co-founder, attended many classes and Q&As, toured some local wineries, and had maybe just a little fun while they were at it. Pamela’s amazing achievement is just a portion of all of the big things happening here at Wine & Whey, so keep an eye out for more updates! Also, if you’d like to learn from the gold medalist herself, hop online (wineandwhey.com) to schedule a class in either wine or cheese making!