SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— It took a whole month for a bunch of judges to find the best oyster wines. Sponsored by the Taylor Shellfish Farms of Shelton, Washington and organized by Jon Rowley of Jon Rowley & Associates of Seattle, the 20th Annual Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition sported a variety of wines from the West Coast.
This year some 120 were entered, before the competition is then narrowed down to 3o. Then it goes down to 20 finalists, which are judged by a panel consisting of judges from Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
It’s a lot of fun because they insist the only way you can do this is first by putting an oyster in your mouth, chew it and then take a sip of wine. You don’t want to smell the wine first because that could easily prejudice your decision if it smells like a wine you like.