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Last year, the Bay Area was on fire with a buzz that wouldn't stop at the SOLD OUT 2014 Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Buy your tickets now for the San Francisco Chronicle's Public Tasting on February 14, 2015.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Breaks Records with Over 6,000 Wine Entries
Largest Competition of American Wines in the World Sees Highest Number of Entrants in 15 Years
(San Francisco, Calif., December 16, 2014) The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has received the highest number of wine entries seen to date, surpassing over 6,000 wines entered in what is known as largest competition of American wines in the world. Submissions from across the country came pouring in, from independent winemakers and boutique wineries to large scale producers.
The 2014 Public Tasting Offered Something for Everyone of Its 5,000 Attendees
This year the Bay was on fire with a buzz that wouldn't stop at the SOLD OUT 2014 Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Literally thousands of people, 5,000 to be exact attended the Public Tasting. Tweets, instagrams blanketed the internet as people from around the country gathered to greet their friends, family and national celebrities for this annual tasting. It was a day a jovial entertainment, along with an underlying educational component that featured pairing local California gourmet food with the double gold, gold and silver award winning wines.
Make sure you save the date for next year's San Francisco Chronicle's Public Tasting on February 14, 2015. See you then.
People Loved Meeting KGO Celebrities
The Bay Area’s News & Information Station, KGO 810 was the official radio sponsor for the 2014 Public Tasting. This year they featured the 2014 judges and winning wineries to over half a million listeners reaching from Oregon to Southern California. Celebrity broadcasters were in attendance at the event and KGO listeners received recaps of the big winners throughout January and February.
NBC Bay Area was the exclusive Television media sponsor of the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. NBC Bay Area has supported SFCWC for the past six years and you can see the last year’s webisode by visiting NBCBayArea.com and searching San Francisco Wine Competition.
The official wine glass sponsor of the 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition was Saxco International, the largest designer, distributor and service provider to the wine, beer, spirits and food industry in North America. They have a dedicated team of experienced industry professionals who offer their customers the highest quality and the widest selection of products. Saxco is the clear choice for premium packaging solutions.
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This year we are pleased to announce that Hint was a new proud sponsor of the SF Chronicle Wine Competition. Hint is a delicious and refreshing drink from pure spring water with a splash of natural flavor without adding any sugar, sweeteners or preservatives. Zico Pure Premium Coconut Water also provided bottles for the attendees that contained 5 electrolytes: sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. These delicious drinks helped to keep attendees hydrated throughout the Public Tasting. Everyone also received a KIND Bar, an all natural granola bar that is made from tasty ingredients you can see and pronounce. In addition, Costeaux French Bakery also gave each attendee a small loaf of its famous hand-crafted artisan breads. Another first was the introduction of Roaming Hunger which provided a delicious Food Truck, Naked Chorizo, at the Public Tasting.
Past Competition Video Archives
Diane Teitelbaum, An Indomitable Force in the Wine Industry
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Diane Teitelbaum, one of the most influential wine writers, consultants, educator and appraisers of the century. Diane brought her professionalism and expertise to wine circles and has been an integral part of our competition since its inception in the 1980's as the former Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition...
2015 Judges Dinner to be Hosted by Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Francis Ford Coppola Winery will host the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Official Judges Dinner at their Geyserville winery. The 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Official Judges Dinner is the major highlight of the competition judges and their spouses/guests during their week of wine judging deliberations.
2014 Sweepstake Winners of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!!
DESSERT & SPECIALTY
Professional Judges Come From Across the Country to the First Competition of the Year.
"The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition represents all that is good in the world of wine today." said Jessica Altieri, CEO WineChannel TV in Chicago. "It is a "Super Bowl" like opportunity for wine brands and wine makers, small and large, to present their wines to a "tasting palate" of judges that is second to none!"
The SFCWC sets the standards for the year by choosing renowned judges to award wines that are truly exceptional. This year, 60 judges from across the country bring their knowledge, passion and trained palates to determine the fates of thousands of entries and this event will allow the public to discover new ways to experience wine. Unpretentious and fun, the Public Tasting encourages everyone to come together, learn, and indulge their taste buds.
Bob Fraser's Wine Regions of the World - A Self Guided Tour
Follow winejudging.com's Bob Fraser as he tours some of the World's famous wine regions.
Northwest Wine Regions; Eastern United States Wine
Regions; France- Bordeaux; and France- Burgundy, Rhone,
Bob Fraser's Wine Travels
One of my most pleasurable past times is visiting America’s wine country regions. I always will make an effort to visit the many wineries that enter the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. I am always so amazed of the warm hospitality that wineries offer to their visitors and am always so proud to be associated with this fantastic industry.
Paso Robles AVA of Central California