February 04, 2014 11:00 ET

BevMo! to Be Presenting Sponsor at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

CONCORD, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - BevMo!, the ultimate neighborhood specialty beverage retailer, is proud to announce that they are the Presenting Sponsor at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and public tasting for the second year in a row. The competition and tasting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco and is the largest judging of American wines and the biggest wine competition held in North America.

"The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition brings some of the most prestigious winemakers from America together, and BevMo! is thrilled to return as Presenting Sponsor for its second consecutive year," said BevMo! CEO Alan Johnson. "It's an honor to support such a highly-regarded competition and have the opportunity to share our beverage expertise with consumers beyond our 150 stores."

To get a taste of this year's award-winning wines available exclusively at BevMo!, come visit us at the Public Tasting on Feb. 15, 1:30-5 p.m. We'll be pouring three Gold Medal winners, including 2011 Main & Geary Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 2012 Main & Geary Sonoma County Chardonnay and 2012 Main & Geary Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Plus, competition judge and BevMo! Cellar Master Wilfred Wong will be available to answer questions and help attendees discover new pairings and tastes.

"With a record number of entries from wineries across the country, this year's competition truly brought some exceptional wines to the table," said Wilfred Wong, BevMo's official Cellar Master. "As a wine enthusiast, I can honestly say that this year's best-in-class winners bring a stunning collection of new varieties to the industry, and I am excited to share and discuss them with fellow beverage lovers."

Wong, who was recently honored with Wine Consumer magazine's Seal of Excellence award for "Wine Person of Excellence," has more than 40 years in the wine industry and has been a world renowned judge since 1994. As Cellar Master, he tastes between 6,000 and 9,000 wines annually and often travels to France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina and other winemaking regions to discover new and exciting wines and trends in the industry.

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