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October 2009
 
by Kate Lavin
 
 
San Francisco, Calif. -- Harvest had started for some, while others said that picking wouldn't yet happen for weeks -- if not months. But Family Winemakers of California nonetheless summoned its member wineries to pour their wares for a thirsty public Aug. 23-24, as Tasting 2009 got under way.

Doug Circle of Sierra Madre Vineyard said he expected to begin picking during the week of Sept. 7. But he carved out time for Tasting 2009, which marked his first year of pouring at the event within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Tasting 2009 was open to the general public for a limited time Sunday afternoon, and it allowed for a combined 10 hours of tasting time (spanning two days) for members of the trade including distributors, restaurateurs and media.

Good for business
"I take a lot of orders," said Veronica Barclay of Barclay and Browning Wines. "I can't give wine to customers, but I take a lot of checks and credit cards for shipping."

Don Naumann of Cupertino-based Naumann Vineyards agreed that Tasting 2009 was lucrative for wineries. "I think the event was better for us than last year. I don't know if it's busier, but there are better people."



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