2019 is upon us and Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine is pleased to provide you the 2019 Editorial Schedule (attached), which specifies the varieties to be reviewed each month, the monthly submittal deadlines and submittal details.
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine (CGCW) is a monthly wine review newsletter covering thousands of California and West Coast wines annually. We have been in continuous publication since 1974.
CGCW tastes blind, peer-to-peer, with consistent methodology and “at the same table.” We do not write our reviews based on casual walk-around or winery tastings.
The upcoming schedule is as follows (subject to change):
|ISSUE MONTH||SUBMITTAL DEADLINE||FEATURED WINES|
|January||12/17/2018||Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc|
|February||1/5/2019||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay|
|March||2/2/2019||Rhone Red (Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre/Carignane/Petite Sirah/blends), Rhone White (Viognier/Grenache Blanc/Marsanne/Roussanne/blends)|
|April||3/9/2019||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot|
|May||4/6/2019||Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris/Grigio|
|July||6/8/2019||Rosé, Chardonnay, French Bordeaux|
|August||7/6/2019||Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc|
|September||8/10/2019||Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc, Albariño, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Barbera, Other aromatic|
|October||9/7/2019||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay|
|November||10/5/2019||Merlot, Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre, Cab Franc, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Rosé|
|December||11/2/2019||Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Wines|
Case production (required)Suggested retail price (required)Wines can be submitted per the above schedule or upon release. Either way we will store them properly until they are tasted. There is no fee or specific form to fill out, but we do request the following with your submission:
- Cepage/blend, as appropriate
- Final analysis (pH, TA, etc.) if available
- Two bottles for each wine submitted
- Contact name, email address and phone number if we have questions
Please send wines to: CGCW, 2691 Doidge Ave., Pinole, CA 94564
If you have any questions, please contact us at (510) 417-2833 or [email protected]
A sample issue of the CGCW newsletter is available at www.cgcw.com