BevMo! Presenting Sponsor at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Neighborhood specialty beverage retailer brings know-how and award-winning wines to world’s largest American wine competition

CONCORD, Calif.--()--BevMo! (Beverages & More!), the ultimate neighborhood specialty beverage retailer, is proud to announce that they are the Presenting Sponsor at the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The competition will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center and is the largest competition of American wines in the world.

“This is our first year sponsoring the San Francisco Chronicle Wine competition, and we are thrilled to be part of such a fun event,” said Alan Johnson, BevMo!’s CEO. “It’s a true honor to be associated with such a highly esteemed competition, and we’re excited to share our beverage expertise beyond our 130 neighborhood stores in California, Arizona and Washington.”

To get a taste of Best of Class and Gold Medal award-winning wines available exclusively at BevMo!, come visit us at the Public Tasting on Feb. 16, 2-5 p.m. We’ll be pouring Vigilance Petite Sirah 2010, Donovan Parke CA Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Donovan Parke CA Chardonnay 2011 and Zynthesis Lodi Zinfandel 2011. Plus, BevMo! Cellar Master Wilfred Wong, an esteemed judge since this competition’s founding in 2000, and David Elliott from Sonoma Wine Company will be available to speak with wine enthusiasts and other attendees at the event.

Wong, who was recently named one of the top 100 most influential people in the U.S. wine industry, has more than 40 years in the wine industry and has been a world renowned judge since 1994. As Cellar Master, he tastes between 6,000 and 9,000 wines annually and often travels to France, Italy, Spain, Chile, Argentina and other winemaking regions to discover new and exciting wines and trends in the industry. Wong and BevMo!’s buyers also partner with winemakers around the world to bring unique, exclusive offerings to ClubBev! members. David Elliott at Sonoma Wine Company, a full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery, is one of BevMo!’s great partners.

For a full list of award winning wines available at your neighborhood BevMo!, please visit BevMo!’s website, www.BevMo.com or one of our local Bay Area stores. You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter by visiting https://www.facebook.com/BevMo or https://twitter.com/BevMo.

About San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Each year, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) is held to help educate the public and showcase thousands of award-winning wines from across the country. The annual Public Tasting informs every one of the latest and greatest wines available, and the SFCWC sets the standards for the year by choosing renowned judges to award wines that are truly exceptional. This year, 60 judges from across the country bring their knowledge, passion and trained palates to determine the fates of more than 5,500 entries and this event will allow the public to discover new ways to experience wine.

For tickets and information, visit www.winejudging.com.

About BevMo!

Satisfying customers since 1994, BevMo! is the ultimate specialty beverage retailer where beverage lovers can discover the best quality wines, spirits and beers, at great prices. BevMo! makes shopping convenient, comfortable and fun. BevMo!’s knowledgeable, dedicated and welcoming team of experts can assist both enthusiasts and first-time buyers of wine, spirits and beer to discover something new. A one stop shop for everything beverage, BevMo! also supplies so much more including specialty foods, cocktail mixers, cigars, glassware and bar accessories. BevMo! also offers most of its products for purchase online, for delivery or in-store pick up. To find out more about BevMo, please visit www.BevMo.com.

Contacts

Finn Partners
Vanessa Barbieri
310-882-4006 (w)
949-275-3120 (c)
vanessa@finnpartners.com
or
BevMo!
Kris Mulkey
925-348-6444 (c)
mulkeyk@bevmo.com

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BevMo! brings know-how and award-winning wines to world’s largest American wine competition

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Contacts

Finn Partners
Vanessa Barbieri
310-882-4006 (w)
949-275-3120 (c)
vanessa@finnpartners.com
or
BevMo!
Kris Mulkey
925-348-6444 (c)
mulkeyk@bevmo.com