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Wine & Spirits 19th Annual Top 100 Tasting Returns to San Francisco on Oct 13

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September 22nd – SAN FRANCISCO – Wine & Spirits Magazine’s celebrated Top 100 Tasting will return to San Francisco for its 19th edition on Thursday, October 13, offering local wine trade and enthusiasts a chance to taste an array of exceptional wines and speak directly to the producers behind their favorite bottles.

Held at City View at METREON overlooking Yerba Buena Park, the Top 100 Tasting will feature wineries from around the world whose wines have received the highest scores in Wine & Spirits’ 300+ rigorous blind tastings of 10,000+ wines throughout the year. A preview for media and members of the wine trade will be followed by a tasting event open to the public.

Champagne Bollinger, Le Macchiole, Ridge, Diamond Creek, and Zind-Humbrecht will be among the dozens of notable wineries featured at the event. The full list of this year’s Top 100 wineries can be found here.

Many of the Top 100 wineries are imported by Wine & Spirts’ Top Importers of the Year, which the magazine’s editors are pleased to announce: Dalla Terra, Empson USA, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Kobrand, Loosen Bros., Maison Marques & Domaines USA, North Berkeley Imports, Skurnik Wines, Vintus, Wilson Daniels and Winebow. More than half of the wines submitted by these importers to the magazine’s tasting panels earned recommendations, with an average score of above 90 points, and many significantly higher.

As always, proceeds from the event will go to San Francisco Baykeeper, an advocate for clean water in the Bay and throughout the local watershed. For more information on San Francisco Baykeeper, on the event, or to join us in tasting some of the best wines from around the globe, please visit the Top 100 Tasting site here.

WHEN:

Thursday, October 13

  • 4-6pm: Trade & Media Only 
  • 5:30-8pm: VIP Admission
  • 6-8pm: General Admission

WHERE:

City View at METREON, 135 Fourth Street at Mission, San Francisco

COST:

Tickets to the event range from $120-$195, depending on the ticket type. Tickets can be purchased here. Trade tickets can be obtained via the website here.

HOW:

For more information on the event or to join us in tasting some of the best wines from around the globe, please visit the link here.

ABOUT Wine & Spirits Magazine

Founded in 1982, Wine & Spirits is published four times a year, with ongoing digital reporting on the website at wineandspiritsmagazine.com, and read by more than 100,000 members of America’s wine community. Consumers and wine professionals turn to the magazine for information on established and up- and-coming regions and producers, the art and science of viticulture, industry happenings, and food & wine pairing. Wine & Spirits, the only wine publication to win the James Beard award five times for excellence in wine writing, evaluates more than 10,000 bottlings every year.

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