You Be The Judge

by Monica Bennion on July 6, 2011

Summer is officially here, and that means it is time for the California State Fair.  It’s time to enjoy rides on the Farris Wheel and Tilt-a-Whirl, celebrate the 4H and FFA competitions and awards, and of course nibble on corn dogs, giant pretzels and deep-fried everything.  The California State Fair is also home to the oldest (beginning in 1855), and maybe most influential, California wines competition in Northern America.  According to industry leaders, it is the most meaningful of the major competitions restricted to California wines.  The judges at the California State Fair Wine Competition come from a variety of backgrounds including wine educators, wine makers, wine journalists, retailers and wholesalers and members of the restaurant community.  Now, although not everyone can secure a place on the panel, who’s to say you can’t hold your own wine judging competition at home?  In this blog, we will give tips and suggestions on how to host a wine judging party.
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