SF Baykeeper and Wine & Spirits Magazine Announce Eighth Annual Top 100 Tasting Event

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Wineries of the Year, New & Notable Restaurants & Bars and Featured Purveyors selected for San Francisco-based Trade and Consumer Tasting

Wine & Spirits Magazine Eighth Anuual Top 100 Tasting

We are excited to welcome this year’s Top 100 wineries, a remarkably diverse group that shares one thing in common,” says W&S publisher and editor Joshua Greene.“They all produced a range of wines that our critics rank at the very top."

Wine & Spirits Magazine (W&S) will host the Eighth Annual Top 100 event on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at City View at METREON in San Francisco. A benefit for San Francisco Baykeeper, the event celebrates Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 “Wineries of the Year”—producers that delivered the best overall performances in the magazine’s tastings conducted during the past twelve months.

In addition to the Wineries of the Year, W&S editors have selected the New & Notable Restaurants and Bars in the Bay Area, including Jasper’s, Boxing Room, Txoko, Dosa (new bar), Alexander’s Steakhouse, Piccino, and Leopold’s. These restaurants will serve bites of a signature dish paired with wines featured at the tasting. Guests will also enjoy specialties from local artisanal purveyors, including Hog Island Oysters, Fra’mani Charcuterie, Socola Chocolates, Kika’ Treats and Barefoot Coffee.

GILT Wine and Wine.com are the exclusive retail partners of the event. Additional event partners can be found at wineandspiritsmagazine.com/top100.

“We are excited to welcome this year’s Top 100 wineries, a remarkably diverse group that shares one thing in common,” says W&S publisher and editor Joshua Greene. “They all produced a range of wines that our critics rank at the very top of their regions. And we’re equally excited about the food we have planned to match these wines—from fresh oysters to dishes from chefs at our 2011 New & Notable Restaurants and Bars.”

Those New & Notable Restaurants and Bars are featured in the October issue of Wine & Spirits, currently on sale nationally. The Top 100 Wineries of the Year will be featured in the Winter Issue of Wine & Spirits, which will be unveiled at the Top 100 event. And in keeping with W&S Magazine’s mission to raise awareness of water conservation issues, proceeds from the event will benefit San Francisco Baykeeper (http://baykeeper.org/).

W&S Magazine Top 100 Tasting
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; VIP ticket holders admitted early at 6:00 p.m.
Trade and Media Preview: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: City View at METREON, San Francisco
135 Fourth Street, 4th Fl, San Francisco, CA 94103
Admission: Tickets available for purchase at wineandspiritsmagazine.com/top100 for $105. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $150.

Founded in 1982, Wine & Spirits Magazine is published eight times a year and read by over 200,000 members of America’s wine community. Consumers and wine professionals read the magazine for information on established and up-and-coming regions and producers, the art and science of viticulture, restaurant and industry happenings, and food and wine pairing. Leading the wine magazine category, Wine & Spirits has earned the most James Beard awards for excellence in wine writing. Visit wineandspiritsmagazine.com for more information.

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