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San Francisco Wine School Students Dominate Round One of the 2016 Best Wine Student of La Soirée Wine Tasting Competition!

November 15, 2016

Last Thursday, November 10th, 17 candidates from four different Northern California wine business programs competed in the 2016 Best Wine Student of La Soirée wine tasting competition in Sonoma! 

The candidates competed in a blind tasting of 1 French or Californian white wine and 1 French or Californian red wine. The candidates then answered a questionnaire regarding the 2 wines tasted, as well as multiple marketing and wine making questions about French and Californian wines. 

17 participants:
* 6 from San Francisco Wine School 
* 5 from Santa Rosa Junior College  
* 4 from Culinary Institute of America at Greystone  
* 2 from UC Davis

The competition was fierce, but we're so proud to say that of the 4 finalists, 2 are San Francisco Wine School Students!  

The 4 finalists will compete in the finals at La Soirée in downtown San Francisco on November 18th.  This will include a blind tasting along with wine-related and tie breaker questions. A panel of French and American professionals of the winemaking industry will judge the candidates. Winners will be tabulated and announced at the end of the tasting by 8 PM. A photoshoot with members of the jury will then follow, as well as the opportunity to meet with the food and beverage companies partnering with the event.

Huge congratulations to SFWS student finalists Yuri Shima and Jenni Burgess!!  

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