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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting Raises the Bar; Wine Lovers Raise Their Glasses
The 2010 Public Tasting Welcomes Sold-Out Crowd
On Saturday, February 20th, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine
Competition celebrated another banner year with a full house at the 2010
Public Tasting. Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, the event
brought in rave reviews from an astonishing 6,000 patrons, ranging from
newcomers and recreational wine lovers to expert tasters. “It was hard
to imagine improving on the 2009 Tasting, but 2010 surpassed every
expectation,” says executive director Bob Fraser.
Hundreds of wineries, some of which hailed from as far as upstate New York, came prepared to smoothly accommodate the crowd, pouring thousands of varietals while providing consumers with educational tips and tricks. The California Culinary Academy and the Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Department joined SavorCalifornia.com in supplementing thousands of the country’s best wines with many of the region’s most delicious creations, while the U.S. Pure Water Corporation made sure guests stayed well hydrated throughout the day. Returning sponsor Costeaux French Bakery supplied award-winning breads to cleanse the palate of each attendee.
For more information on the 2010 award winners, updates on media
coverage and photos from the Public Tasting, and details on the 2011
Judging and Public Tasting, please continue to revisit us here at
www.winejudging.com – the official home of the largest competition of
American wines in the world. Cheers!