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It’s More Than a Wine Tasting
The Public Tasting of the largest competition of American wines in the world is much more than just a wine tasting – it’s a wine and food experience. Featured at this event will be a sampling of hand crafted creations from premier artisan food purveyors, which will include award winning artisan breads, savory meats, exotic oils, hand crafted cheeses, delicious desserts, sumptuous sauces, and other exquisite delicacies.
Regional gourmet website SavorCalifornia.com, specializing in specialty foods and beverages, has arranged for many of its partners to provide, and sell, their exclusive fare. Staff and students from the California Culinary Academy will be preparing mouthwatering morsels utilizing the finest quality ingredients donated by California Lamb, & Niman Ranch. The Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Arts students will be showing off their skills with gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and Clover Stornetta Farms is also a generous contributor to the event.
Online showcase featuring the best gourmet specialty food and beverage producers in the Golden State. An easy and enjoyable way to find out what’s good, who’s making it and where to find it. The following SavorCalifornia.com partners will sample at this years event, and starred companies will have products for sale.
Taste the Difference
Annual Public Tasting offers specialty food from the finest purveyors in California
Food and Wine paring is an essential part of enjoying wine and many even consider it an art. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is committed to providing all their guests with the ultimate tasting experience and will bring in students from the California Culinary Academy and Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary program to add to the flavors of the day.
Another important culinary partner is SavorCalifornia.com, an online showcase featuring the best gourmet specialty food and beverage producers in the Golden State. SavorCalifornia.com has arranged for its following partners to sample and sell their extraordinary fare, so let your palate run wild and explore the variety of tastes.
Aglio di Mirabella Original Roasted Garlic, Roasted Garlic with Jalapeno Peppers, and Honey-Dijon Roasted Garlic.
Auntie Si *
Lemon Grass Vinegar: a bright, crisp taste that makes the perfect light and refreshing salad dressing.
All natural California Balsamic, blended with 100% fruit of Fig, Apple, Peach and Pomegranate, Cherry and Champagne Pear Vinegar.
California Endive Farms
California-grown, Belgian- style endive: the Queen of Vegetables. Tasty cooked or raw, in salads or as a dipper. Only 1 calorie per leaf. Available year round.
“Real, simple, delicious” ready-go-go soups and stews. Gluten- and dairy-free. Cook! also offers Meal Plans: Delicious Detox, Maintenance, and Custom.
Culinary Twist *
"Taste of Paradise" collection: delicious, award winning, all-natural sauces. Create a Mexican fiesta with Baja! Pair Bora Bora with pork and Maya Bay's Thai flavors with chicken or fish. Kyoto enhances everything.
Multiple award-winning cheeses, including their signature, Humboldt Fog, with a ribbon of edible vegetable ash through the center.
D’Vine Crush *
Energy bars with wine flavors profiles: Cork Screw Cherry Pinot and Toasted Barrel Chardonnay. Ingredients reflect the flavors of the particular varietal.
Artisanal Charcuterie -- all-natural pâtés, mousses, rillettes, sausages, smoked, dried and cured meats. Animals receive no hormones, antibiotics or animal by-products.
Handmade delights made with local California almonds to create unique and exciting flavors.
Judy’s Breadsticks, aka Lovesticks
Lovesticks, Twigs, Crackers and Bites handmade with organic whole grains, olive oil, barley malt, sea salt.
Prestigio Foods *
Chef Habib El Jacifi’s Mediterranean Olive Pesto Dip.
Russo’s Italian Specialties *
Creamy Gorgonzola Torta with Figs, Creamy Goat Cheese Torta with Apricots, Three-Layer Pesto Torta, Pestos (Basil, Sundried Tomato, Artichoke, Reduced Fat).
Sauce Goddess Gourmet Sauces & Spices *
For grilling and more! Sauces with big flavor, pleasant heat. Spice Rubs give meat, veggies, seafood, and dips a flavor boost.
Top quality Northern California artisan olives oils since 1999, such as gold medal Rosemary or Basil, or their newest Everyday Extra Virgin.
Valley Fig Growers
Premier quality California Mission and Calimyrna Dried Figs and delicious fig products selling under the Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid brands.
100% sustainably caught wild seafood with awarding winning taste and texture. High Omega 3 tuna, sardines, Alaska salmon, Oregon coast shrimp.
Zena’s SASS *
Sassy Almond Sesame Sauce and Sassy Peanut Sesame Sauce. Use the “Everything Sauce” for salads, pasta, vegies, stir-fry, grilling, dipping.
* These companies have products for sale.