“Canada and Mexico wineries will be joining the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition”, reports Bob Fraser, Executive Director. “We are tremendously excited to introduce some of these wines to the American public”, reports Fraser. The 2019 Call for Entries and ticket sales for the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center on February 16, 2019 will commence in late October, 2018. The recent 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition had approximately 7,000 wine entries from United States wineries which resulted with the competition being the largest in the country.
This year, 2018, marks the first year that New Orleans will stage an international wine competition. It’s appropriate. New Orleans is recognized around the world for her joie de vivre and amazing cuisine. The region is always considered one of the top dining capitals anywhere. The organizers have gone to great lengths to invite top wine professionals from a wide range of disciplines and from many geographic areas. The results of this competition will be beyond reproach.
The competition itself will take place just before the critical Holiday and End of Year Season providing even more impetus for restaurant and retail sales. The competition has also initiated programs that will aid award-winning wineries with ease of market-entry and immediate brand promotion.
New Orleans is celebrating its 300th anniversary of its founding and the Tricentennial makes for the perfect time to make a strong statement both in New Orleans and beyond.
New Orleans International Wine Awards (November 6-8, 2018)
Rack & Riddle (CA) NV Sonoma County Blanc de Noirs $22.00
Brick Barn Wine Estate (CA) 2016 Santa Ynez Valley Vermentino $40.00
Barnard Griffin (WA) 2017 Columbia Valley Rose of Sangiovese $14.00
O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery (CA) 2014 Napa Valley Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon $100.00
Merritt Estate Winery (NY) 2015 Lake Erie Vidal Ice Wine $39.99
Goose Watch Winery (NY) NV Finger Lakes Flying High Semi-Sweet Cider $14.99
Rodney Strong Vineyards (CA) 2015 Sonoma County Upshot $28.00