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BevMo!Largest Competition of American Wines in the World Joins Forces with Your Neighborhood Beverage Store

(San Francisco, Calif., January 7, 2013) ---  The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is proud to announce it has partnered with BevMo!  as the presenting sponsor for its 2013 judging and public tasting event.

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) is the largest competition of American wines in the world, so it was only fitting to partner with a retailer that offered the same expansive selection and high quality of wines. 

More than 60 professional wine experts within the media, restaurant and hospitality, education, winemaking and retail wine industries will gather the week of January 7th to judge thousands of wine entries from around the country.  Consistently breaking records each year, the 2012 and 2013 Competition have generated an astounding  5,500 entries from thousands of wineries across the country. 

Once the discerning judges select their choices of silver, gold and double gold wines, a select group of winners is chosen to participate in the annual Public Tasting.  This popular event will feature thousands of the country’s finest wineries and their awarded wines, along with gourmet pairings. Unpretentious and fun the Public Tasting allows people of all ages over 21, to come together, learn about many new wines and enjoy a dream fulfilling new wine experience.

2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting:

WHAT: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting, presented by BevMo!
WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013
WHERE: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
TIME: 2pm – 5pm
COST: $70 Advance Purchase, $85 at the door (if admittance is available)
INFO: For tickets and information, visit www.winejudging.com.
MEDIA: Contact The Larose Group, 650-548-6700 or flarose@prmagic.com

About SFCWC: 

Founded in 1983 as the modestly sized Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition, the SFCWC has evolved immensely over the years, expanding its eligibility to wineries throughout the United States. In 2000, the event gained sponsorship from the San Francisco Chronicle and appropriately assumed the title the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

The proceeds of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition support the non-profit Cloverdale Citrus Fair and help support wine and food education at educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Program and Culinary Arts Program, Fresno State University Enology Program, California Polytechnic State University Enology Program at San Luis Obispo, and other non-profit organizations have received support from past competitions.

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