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For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Frances Larose / Hilary Laurie
650.548.6700 / hlaurie@prmagic.com

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Toasts to Another “Sold Out” Crowd at the Annual Public Tasting

From friends reuniting for an afternoon of fun to connoisseurs in search of their next favorite varietal, patrons from across the United States joined the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) to celebrate the 2009 Public Tasting, held last February 28th at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. Officially declared as being “SOLD OUT” for the fourth year in a row, the Public Tasting “was a complete success” reports Bob Fraser, executive director of the SFCWC.

The event, which was held on Saturday, February 28th, included thousands of award-winning wines, broke records in attendance, and garnered rave reviews from the lucky group that were able to purchase tickets. “We look forward to this every year,” says Christine Sangiacomo, a San Francisco native who took advantage of the “Holiday Stocking Stuffer” advance purchase with three friends. “We even passed up a skiing trip this time, just so we wouldn’t miss it!” Cameron and Julie Watts were thrilled to celebrate their first outing together since the birth of their child, while Christie Gollois has plans to fly her father into town for the 2010 Tasting as an early Father’s Day gift. Fraser adds, “We received tremendous responses from nearly 5,000 event participants…from the wineries to the food artisans and sponsors to the consumers. The 2010 Public Tasting is going to be our largest yet.”

For more information on the 2009 award winners, updates on media coverage and photos from the Public Tasting, and details on the 2010 Judging and Public Tasting, please revisit us at www.winejudging.com – home of the largest competition of American wines in the world. Cheers!
 

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