Feb 16, 2011

Taste SF Chronicle 2011 Wine Competition Winners

Over the years the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has become the world's largest competition of American wines. The 2011 event, conducted earlier this year, was the biggest ever, attracting a whopping 5,050 entries from 23 states.

Somehow the judges managed to survive the rigors of a week-long tasting task. They arrived at a list of winners for Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Double Gold medals, as well as Best of Class awards and Sweepstake awards (the top sparkling, white, pink, red and dessert/speciality wines).

This Saturday, February 19, you can taste the award-winners for yourself at the annual Public Tasting held at Forst Mason Center's Festival Pavilion. Lots of yummy bites will be on hand to pair with the wines. The price: $50 in advance, $85 at the door (if available). You might want to take a look at a complete list of medal winners by category.

And an added note: This year the Competition held its first wine label contest. The winner, from Clif Family Winery in Napa Valley, was for "The Climber Red '09," a Zinfandel blend. 

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