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The Largest Competition of American Wines in the World

January 12, 2007 – CLOVERDALE, California – The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, presented by VISA Signature and the San Francisco Chronicle, today announced the results of the 2007 competition. Fifty five professional wine judges representing trade, education, media, retail, and restaurants throughout the United States evaluated 3,800 wines at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds this past week.

Wines were awarded as bronze, silver, gold, and double gold (unanimous gold from all judges). Best of Class awards were given for each specific wine classification, and the prestigious Sweepstake Winner awards for the top white, red, sparkling and dessert/specialty wines.

“We were pleased to see 3,800 wines entered by 1573 wineries from 20 states,” said Bob Fraser, Executive Director of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. “In such a short time, what originally started out with only a handful of local wines has evolved into a competition that is open to wineries throughout the United States. This year, we congratulate the following 2007 Sweepstake Winners:

Complete results can be found online at winejudging.com.

A public tasting of the award-winning wines will be held at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, on February 24, 2007. Tickets and more information are available at winejudging.com.

About the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is the largest competition of American wines in the world. Founded in 1983 as the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition, the event has evolved over the years, broadening its base by inviting wineries throughout the United States to participate. In 2000, the San Francisco Chronicle became the naming sponsor of the competition with the Cloverdale Citrus Fair remaining the host, and the addition of winejudging.com becoming the producer of the new San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The public tasting shifted from Cloverdale to San Francisco.

Media Contact
Bob Matsuba,
Press Relations for Winejudging.com,
info@winejudging.com,
1-707- 583-3191.

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