Tuesday, June 4, 2013
One wine competition is not like the others . . .
Still, it's valuable and entertaining, and for two days I sat within ten feet of one of the best Central Coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers, as well as the guy responsible for Two Buck Chuck. The judging format is different from most competitions in that there is no consensus or conference - you taste, write down a score and recommended medal, and move on.
Having judged there since 1990, I'm usually rewarded with some of the more obscure varietals, see above.