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Wine competition sampling: should I go for the gold?

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Wine competition sampling: should I go for the gold?

free sample addict aka Tracy L | Jul 9, 2007 11:16 PM

I have tickets to this year's California State Fair wine competition winners 'drinkathon'. I have the day off so I have plenty of time to peruse the list of winners and make my game plan for the evening. To give you an idea of the magnitude of the event there are usually about 200 wineries and about 100 restaurants in attendence. I was wondering how other CHs approach events like these (other than avoid these events like the plague because of the large crowds). Do you search out one varietal? Do you follow the pack and only go for golds and double golds? Do you have another approach? Or are competitions like these not a good venue for samplng wine? Thanks

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