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Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine 2019 Editorial Schedule


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):

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
June 5/4/2019 Chardonnay, Zinfandel
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



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