BERKELEY (KCBS) – Being a judge in the Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition is one of my favorite assignments. I love oysters, and finding the wine that gives you the perfect balance when eating an oyster is more involved than you might think.
Judges are instructed to take a small oyster, slurp it raw, then chew for a few seconds before even picking up the glass of wine. Otherwise you could be seduced by the aromas and characteristics of the wine before even getting to the oyster. Only after tasting the oyster do you then take a sip of wine.