Here at Sunset, we’re gearing up for our second Sunset International Wine Competition. Starting next Monday, 48 wine pros from around the West will descend on our campus to taste and judge more than 2,975 wines. We asked winemaker and SIWC judge Adam Lazarre of LaZarre Wines, to give us an insider’s take on judging on the wine circuit. Turns out it’s less glamorous—but a lot more fun—than we thought.
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We’ve all been there: wandering the wine aisle on V-Day, searching for just the right bottle—something impressive and romantic, yet understated and elegant. To stave off buyer’s remorse, we asked Sunset wine editor, Sara Schneider, to search out a few bottles she might serve a sweetie tonight.
How does the West sell wine? Boldly. This Charles & Charles rosé from Washington practically screams “We Are Not France!”