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Annual benefit for San Francisco Baykeeper features Bay Area New & Notable restaurants and Artisan Purveyors

Logo Wine Spirits Top 100San Francisco, CA, September 22, 2014 — Wine & Spirits Magazine today announced the Top 100 Wineries of the Year: a collection of producers from around the world with the most exceptional track records in the magazine’s blind tastings this year. The Top 100 Wineries will pour their highest-rated wines at 11th Annual Top 100 Tasting Event on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at City View at METREON in San Francisco, a benefit for San Francisco Baykeeper.

“Our blind tasting panels assessed more than 14,500 new wine releases this year—a record number—making the selection of our Top 100 Wineries that much more competitive,” says Wine & Spirits editor and publisher Joshua Greene. “These are the top performers from around the world and they’ll all be pouring their highest rated wines at our Top 100 Event. It’s a chance to talk with some of the most talented winemakers working today and taste their wines. It’s also a chance to pair those wines with food from our Bay Area New & Notable Restaurants.”

Top 100-event attendees feast on delicious bites from Wine & Spirits’ New & Notable Bay Area Restaurants including 1760 Restaurant, Dirty Habit, Healdsburg SHED, Loló, Stones Throw, TORC, and The Barrel Room. The evening will also include fresh oysters from Hog Island and an array of artisan specialties from Adesso, Baia Pasta, Olive This Olive That, Point Reyes Cheese, Scala’s Bistro, Song Tea, Sour Flour and XOX Truffles.

The Top 100 Tasting Event attracts high-level wine enthusiasts and industry professionals who are interested in wines from up-and-coming regions and renowned winemakers. In keeping with Wine & Spirits Magazine’s mission to raise awareness of water conservation issues, proceeds from the event will benefit San Francisco Baykeeper.

Tickets and Information:

The Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting takes place at City View at METREON (135 Fourth Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) on Tuesday October 21, 2014. VIP Early Entry Admission is available for $150 with early admission at 5:30 p.m. General Admission tickets are $110 with admission at 6:30 p.m. All ticket purchasers receive a one-year subscription to Wine & Spirits Magazine. To purchase tickets go to: http://bit.ly/EventbriteTop100WS

This year’s sponsors for the evening include: Stölzle USA as the official Glassware Sponsor; Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants as the Hotel Sponsor; AMEDEO as the official Shipping Fulfillment Sponsor; Roederer Estate as the VIP Sponsor; Washington State Wines as the Grand Cru Regional Sponsor; SevenFifty as the Trade Sponsor, and Drync as the Media Sponsor. More information on the event can be found at wineandspiritsmagazine.com/top100.

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The 2014 Top 100 Wineries of the Year

The Top 100 Wineries of the Year will be featured in the Annual Buying Guide (Winter Issue) of Wine & Spirits that hits newsstands Tuesday, October 14th, 2014. This year’s winners are:

Adelsheim

Alloro

àMaurice Cellars

Andrew Will

Antinori

Estate Argyros

Bernard Baudry

Bergstrom

Bethel Heights

Big Table Farm

Bisol Desiderio & Figli

Buil & Gine

Cadence

Alvaro Castro

Catena Zapata

Chapter 24 Vineyards

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Elvio Cogno

Badia a Coltibuono

Concha y Toro

Cune

d’Arenberg

Deovlet

Diamond Creek

Domaine Drouhin

Dominus

Donnhoff

Pascal Doquet

Dutton-Goldfield

Errazuriz

Herdade do Esporao

Flowers

Thomas Fogarty

Frog’s Leap

Gaia

Domaine Gerovassiliou

Giant Steps

Schloss Gobelsburg

Gramercy Cellars

Guigal

Marc Hebrart

Hirsch

Hofstatter

Iron Horse

Paul Jaboulet Aine

Louis Jadot

Jamsheed

King Estate

Baron Knyphausen

Kracher

Krug

Kumeu River

L’Ecole No 41

Domaine Laporte

Leeuwin Estate

Lioco

Dr. Loosen

Pierre Luneau-Papin

Le Macchiole

Martin Ray

Matarromera

Matetic Vineyards

Domaine Christian Moreau

Domaine Marc Morey

Moric

Emilio Moro

Mount Eden

Quinta da Muradella

Quinta do Noval

Peay

Pecchenino

Domaine du Pelican

Penfolds

Famille Perrin

Qupé

Le Ragnaie

Ravenswood

Ravines

Cave de Ribeauville

Ridge

Patrice Rion

Maison Roche de Bellene

Louis Roederer

Quinta da Romaneira

Royal Tokaji

Dom Ruinart

Tenuta San Guido

Shafer

Smith-Madrone

Spiegelberg

Stags’ Leap Winery

Storybook Mountain

Taylor Fladgate

Vivanco

von Strasser

Domaine de la Vougeraie

Dr. Wehrheim

Hermann J. Wiemer

Williams Selyem

Zarate

About Wine & Spirits Magazine

Founded in 1982, Wine & Spirits Magazine is published eight times a year and read by over 200,000 members of America’s wine community. Consumers and wine professionals read the magazine for information on established and up-and-coming regions and producers, the art and science of viticulture, restaurant and industry happenings, and food and wine pairing. Leading the wine magazine category, Wine & Spirits has earned the most James Beard awards for excellence in wine writing.

About SF Baykeeper

Since 1989, Baykeeper has been the pollution watchdog for San Francisco Bay, an advocate for clean water, which is critical to the Bay Area as well as to the wine industry. The Top 100 Tasting Event raises money and awareness for SF Baykeeper, helping to protect water resources and support initiatives to fight water pollution. Wine is 80 percent water, so in a sense, concern for water purity and conservation is just self-preservation for wine drinkers. Visit baykeeper.org for more information.

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