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For Immediate Release
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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!
 

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