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2020 Editorial Calendar for Connoisseurs’ Guide

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2020 is already here and Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine is pleased to provide you with our 2020 Editorial Schedule, which specifies the varieties that will 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 12/6/2019 Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé (domestic), Pinot Blanc
February 12/28/2019 Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
March 1/31/2020 Rhone Red (Syrah/ Grenache/Mourvedre/ Carignane/Cinsault/blends), Rhone White (Viognier/Grenache Blanc/Marsanne/ Roussanne/blends)
April 2/29/2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot
May 3/28/2020 Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris/Grigio
June 4/30/2020 Chardonnay, Petite Sirah
July 5/30/2020 Zinfandel, Rosé (domestic)
August 6/30/2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
September 7/31/2020 Riesling, Vermentino, Gewürztraminer, Barbera, Chenin Blanc, Albariño
October 8/31/2020 Merlot, Cab Franc, Syrah, Grenache, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Rosé (domestic)
November 9/30/2020 Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
December 10/31/2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparkling Wines

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:

  • Suggested retail price (required)
  • Case production (required)
  • Contact name, email address and phone number if we have questions (required)
  • Cepage /blend, as appropriate
  • Final analysis (pH, TA, etc.) if available
  • Two bottles for each wine submitted

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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