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San Francisco Wants Your Wine!


The annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is now underway. If you’re a winemaker large or small, now’s your chance to get some recognition for it!

Put your wines to the test at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!  Acclaimed as the largest competition of American wines in the world, this renowned event is currently accepting entries from wineries across the country to be evaluated at the annual judging. The judging, which is an extensive process that takes place over a four-day period in January, will culminate in an annual Public Tasting in San Francisco in February.

Produced by winejudging.com and hosted by the Cloverdale Citrus Fair to benefit Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies and Culinary Programs, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting is the Bay Area’s “gateway” wine event and will be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Each of the wines poured at the event will have been evaluated by an elite panel of wine judges from around the country.

Founded in 1983 as the modestly sized Cloverdale Citrus Fair Wine Competition, the SFCWC broke world records in 2007 with 3,800 American wines entered, officially designating it as the largest competition of American wines in the world.  In 2009, the event witnessed an astounding 4,736 entries, solidifying its reputation as the premier competition of American varietals.

According to Robert Fraser, Executive Director of the Competition, “We’re encouraged and excited by the continued growth of the SFCWC, and by the amazing response we’ve received over the years.  We encourage all wineries to participate and are proud to stay on the cutting edge of the wine industry throughout the United States.”

All wine entry information and forms are available online at www.winejudging.com.

WHAT: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Call for Wine Entries

WHEN: Deadline for entries is November 20, 2009

Wine must be shipped to Competition Headquarters by Dec. 10, 2009

Judging to take place the week of January 4, 2010

Public Wine & Food Tasting is February 20, 2010

INFO: For details and entry forms, visit www.winejuding.com .

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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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