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Wine Meets the Road and the Weather at the Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival on July 21, 2018

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Oakland, California, June 29, 2018  The Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival is excited to host a special presentation that will delight and entertain.  Bay Area weather and traffic broadcasters, Spencer Christian of ABC7 KGO, Rosemary Orozco of KTVU Fox 2, and Robin Winston of KRON 4, will be the stars of the show as they embark on a blind tasting journey of exquisite wines.   A battle of the palate and wits, only one can come away with the victory at the Oakland Wine Festival’s first ever Wine Roads and the Weather.

Learn more about our starting lineup…

Rosemary Orozco, KTVU Fox 2

What makes The Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival your do-not-miss event? 
Great weather, great wine, great times… need I say more?!

What are some of your favorite wine varietals? 
A few of my favorite varietals… Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, and White Barbera.

What are your favorite or go-to wines?
Whatever I have in stock! A Merlot for red, and a Riesling for white.

If you were a wine, what would you be?  
I’d be a Barbera… crisp, sweet and a little spicy.

Where would you be from? 
I’m a big fan of California wines and also love the Barberas made in the Shenandoah Valley in the Sierra Foothills.

Include three descriptors of your bottle. 
I’d have a dark bottle with a white label, red foil seal, and elegant script writing with the slogan, “Wine a little, it’ll make you feel better.”

What are you doing to prepare, or are you ready to throw down at your Educational Blind Wine Tasting Panel on July 21, 2018?
I will be wine tasting as often as possible between now and July 21st.  I figure that’s a win-win situation for me!

Please tell us why you are going to win! 
I plan to offer custom weather forecasts for the decision makers in exchange for their votes 😉

Spencer Christian, ABC7 KGO

What makes The Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival your do-not-miss event? 
The Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival is a do-not-miss event because it is not about pretense.  It is all about the enjoyment of wine’s sensual pleasures, and wine’s unique role as a nexus for people from diverse backgrounds.

What are some of your favorite wine varietals? 
I love all 5 red Bordeaux varietals, with Cabernet Sauvignon ranking first.  I also love Sangiovese (as grown in Tuscany), and the primary red Rhone varietals–Syrah, Grenache, & Mourvedre.

What are your favorite or go-to wines?

Napa or Sonoma Cabs under $20 (Louis Martini, for example), Cru Bourgeois from Bordeaux, and either Rosso di Montalcino or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Tuscany.

If you were a wine, what would you be?
I would be a mature red Bordeaux from the Pauillac region, in the style of Chateau Lafite Rothschild.  I would be complex, yet elegant; intensely concentrated, yet well balanced; and I would have great aging potential.

What are you doing to prepare, or are you ready to throw down at your Educational Blind Wine Tasting Panel on July 21, 2018?
I’m already ready!  🙂

Please tell us why you are going to win! 
I’m going to win because–at a great event like this–there are no losers!

Robin Winston, KRON 4

What makes The Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival your do-not-miss event?
It’s a great opportunity to meet winemakers and gain knowledge about their delicious wines.

What are some of your favorite wine varietals?
My favorites are Chardonnay, Rose and Muscat. 

What are your favorite or go-to wine(s) and why?
Sterling Vineyards Malvasia Bianca and Castello di Amorosa’s La Fantasia.

If you were a wine, what would you be?
Sparkling sweet wine or dessert wine.

Where would you be from? 
Napa Valley of course!

Include three descriptors of your bottle. 
Tall, subtle and skinny.

What are you doing to get ready, or are you ready to throw down at your Educational Blind Wine Tasting Panel on July 21, 2018? 
Nothing yet, but I’m excited!

Please tell us why you are going to win! 

Winning isn’t everything, and losing doesn’t have to be either. There are actually benefits to losing.  Sometimes winning makes you content and it’s easier to stop learning. Losing can sometimes build character, give you drive and purpose. I’m not coming to win, I’m coming to learn

We invite you to join us on July 21, 2018 at 2:15pm for this spectacular event and more!  For tickets and more information visit www.oaklandwinefestival.com.

About the Oakland Wine Festival:

The Oakland Wine Festival is a high profile, educational, wine and food event featuring celebrated winemakers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and around the world. The festival is collaboration between Founder, Melody Fuller, and some of her close friends in the Napa Valley and beyond.

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