Best American Wines in the World 2013 (VIDEO)

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Former Bachelor Ben Flajnik’s Wine Wins Again

Looking to taste the best red or white wine in the world? The results are in from the largest competition of American wines in the world, and over 5,000 wine lovers filled the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion in San Francisco to get a taste of the award-winning wines. More than 800 wineries participated along with celebrity appearances by Bachelor star Ben Flajnik and renowned chef Tyler Florence.

Watch this wine video as Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani interviews Ben Flajnik and Mike Benziger from Envolve Winery, sips California Champagne with Korbel, takes an inside look at Lodi’s wine region with Sorelle Winery, gets a taste of Terlato Family Vineyards Top Chef worthy wines, and closes with the royal treatment with an all access pass to Castello di Amorosa!

Bob Fraser, SFCWC Executive Director

“It was one of those gorgeous San Francisco days in which Bay Area folks flocked to the pavilion by the bay to enjoy wine, food, and companionship. It seemed that everyone agreed that this tasting was one of the best ever. I really appreciate the support of the wine and food industry in sharing their wonderful products and showing their allegiance for our patrons of the event.”

2013 SFCWC Sweepstakes Winners

Sparkling: Korbel Champagne Cellars California Blanc de Noirs $11.00

White: Keuka Spring Vineyards 2011 Finger Lakes Riesling $13.99

Pink: Sorelle Winery 2011 Lodi Sangiovese Rosato $16.00

Red: Terlato Family Vineyards 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir $60.00

Red: Wilson Winery 2009 Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah $38.00

Dessert: Castello di Amorosa 2011 Anderson Valley Late Harvest Gewürztraminer $35.00

Label: Mutt Lynch Winery Man’s Best Friend Series

BEST OF CLASS winners include: Dry Creek Vineyard 2009 The Mariner, The Steven Kent Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley, DeLoach Vineyards 2010 Zinfandel  Russian River Valley,  Envolve Winery 2011 Rosé Sonoma Mountain.

Special shout out and congrats to Wine Oh TV contributor Lindsey Roffey’s winery Rodrigue Molyneaux for winning a Silver Medal on their 2009 Rodrigue Molyneaux Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

For a complete list of 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition medal winners Click Here!

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This video was shot and edited by Scott Eason of Smiling Tiger Video.

Monique Soltani

Monique is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV and has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Monique is an experienced broadcast journalist and has worked at various television stations across the country and most recently at KPIX-TV/CBS 5 and KSEE-TV/NBC 24

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