Below are photos from the 2017 gala banquet held at the Georgia Center on Monday, October 23, 2017. Photo credit: Josh Paine
The images show a selection of the awards made by Lillie Glassblowers in Smyrna, GA. Lillie both designed and executed the top awards.
At the pre-banquet reception, medal-winning wines were poured for the 100 or so attending guests. Among the attendees were Dr. Cain Hickey, University of Georgia viticulturalist and assistant professor with the University of Georgia Extension service (second row, left).
Winemakers pouring their wines include Charles Cowart from Still Pond Vineyard & Winery (third row left). Fourth row left, guests also enjoyed a selection from Urban Tree Cidery. Bottom: A bowl of chilling wines reflects some of the award-winning libations attendees enjoyed at the reception and the banquet.