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|AWARDS FOR THE 2014 SFCWC ARE IN!!!|
Announcing the Four Facebook Winners from the Public Tasting
For the first time, we implemented a "Like Us" on Facebook campaign with four lucky people winning six gold or double gold winning wines. And our winners were Benjamin Smith, Thomas Langehennig, Amy Kao and Pam Roure. Congratulations everyone and we look forward to seeing you next year, Saturday, Feb. 14th, 2015 for Valentine's Day!
Roaming Hunger Makes its Debut at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Attendees will have more delicious dining options at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition this year, February 15th from 1:30-5:00pm, as Roaming Hunger joins forces with the largest competition of American Wines in the World. We are pleased to announce that Naked Chorizo is the official food truck for the 2014 Public Tasting.
The Largest Competition of American Wines in the World Assists in Deciphering the Latest Wine Trends
Now everyone can be an expert on wines after they attend the annual San Francisco Chronicle Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center. There will be over 800 wineries there and delicious food that you can pair with the wines. Attendees will have a chance to taste hundreds of wines and talk with the winemakers about their new award winning wines. In addition to wine, food and a wonderful day with your friends, the competition will have several KGO radio personalities at the event. There will be several judges like Wilfred Wong from BevMo! and Jon Bonne the wine critic from the San Francisco Chronicle. They are there to answer questions and help enhance the pairing of wine and food experience . Attendees will be able to purchase most of the wines at local retailers; however, some of the wineries have confidential purchasing opportunities that require the purchase directly from the winery.
People are Talking about This Year's Competition
Each year, the Bay Area’s News & Information Station, KGO 810 features judges and winning wineries as a sponsor of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition to over half a million listeners reaching from Oregon to Southern California. Celebrity broadcasters are in attendance at the event and KGO listeners receive a recap of the big winners of the competition and its judges. Stay tuned throughout January and February to Cooking with Ryan Scott, Saturdays from 4-6pm, to learn more about the winning wines, as well as tips and trends from the judges.
NBC Bay Area is proud to be the Television media sponsor of the 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 just visit NBCBayArea.com and search San Francisco Wine Competition.
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The official wine glass sponsor of the 2014 SF Chronicle Wine Competition is 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.
Wine & Spirits Magazine is the official magazine of the competition.
Keeping with the liveliness of the Public Tasting, our magazine partner invites everyone to “Live well, Drink well”! Wine & Spirits Magazine is back as the official magazine of the Public Tasting, presenting best of more than 10,000 wines screened by panels and critics, along with top destinations for wine and food, perspectives on distinctive wine regions and news. Subscribe today and gain immediate access to their online database of ratings and reviews.
Over 5,000 Celebrated at the 2013 Public Tasting
It was a picturesque day on the Bay with clear skies, a cool breeze and hundreds of sail boats from the Corinthian Mid-Winter’s race dotted the San Francisco Bay with their colorful spinnakers and provided a spectacular kaleidoscopic backdrop for the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting.
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2014 SFCWC Judging Completed with Record Entries!
The 2014 SFCWC judging is over with a record number of 5,825 entries from over 1,500 wineries from over 25 states in America- the largest competition of wines in America... Seven Wine Sweepstake Winners were selected along with the Wine Label Sweepstake Wine... These Sweepstake winners along with Best of Class, Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are listed on the website. Please mark your calendar for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Awards 28 page Special Section to be published in the Food and Wine Section on Sunday, February 9 which will have additional information and in-depth stories of the competition. Also, make arrangements with the Holiday Inn for accommodations for the wine award public tasting from 1:30-5:00 PM on Saturday February 15 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
2014 Sweepstake Winners of the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!!
DESSERT & SPECIALTY
The Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf is the Official Host Hotel of the Public Tasting
We are pleased to announce that the Holiday Inn San Francisco-Fisherman's Wharf on 1300 Columbus Avenue, is the Official Hotel of the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The Holiday Inn San Francisco- Fisherman’s Wharf is centrally located in San Francisco, steps away from the city’s most famous attractions. Take a ride on the city’s famous cable cars as they whisk you by Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Alcatraz, and Union Square. Relax after a day of sightseeing with amenities including: heated outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and lounge, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The Holiday Inn San Francisco- Fisherman’s Wharf will have a block of rooms for our patrons at discounted prices for a limited period of time. To take advantage of the special offer, visit the accommodations page on our website. Most importantly, the 2014 SFCWC Official Hotel- San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf is only blocks away from our public tasting at Fort Mason Center. Remember, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American Wines in the world, will have its Public Tasting on Feb.15 and it is a world class event. We hope to see you there!
Wilson Artisan Wineries Hosting Judges Dinner
The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Official Judges Dinner host is Wilson Artisan Wineries, which are located in Sonoma country's Alexander, Dry Creek, Russian River Valleys, Mendocino County and the Valley of the Moon in California.
Owned and operated by Ken and Diane Wilson, these boutique wineries offer exceptional wines, beautiful scenery and friendly, informative Tasting Room staff. When the couple Diane and Ken Wilson first visited Sonoma County they fell in love with the patchwork of oaks, vineyards and expansive vistas. Diane and Ken are devoted to things they value most—family and friends—and are committed to the stewardship and sustainable farming of the Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River Valleys.
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