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Kushman By The Bottle: 100-Point System For Rating Wines

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When you chose a wine, do you consider the 100-point system of rating wines to make a decision? On this week’s Kushman by the Bottle, resident wine expert and guest host of Insight Rick Kushman explains the relatively new system that’s very useful for consumers and widely criticized/hated by the wine press. We’ll also talk about the Pinot Noir Summit in Reno.

Rick’s Picks: The State Fair starts on Friday and Rick helped judge the commercial wine competition. Below are the Best of Show winners, many of which are from our local regions.

Best of Show Red

Lewis Grace 2012 Tempranillo El Dorado County


Best of Show White

Oak Farm Vineyards 2014 Albarino Lodi


Best Of Show Sparkling

Korbel Blanc de Noirs California


Best of Show Pink

Gold Hill Vineyard 2014 Barbera Rosé El Dorado County


Best of Show Dessert

Sutter Home Family Vineyards Moscato California


Best Value Wine

Torn Winery 2013 Zinfandel Lodi (it's sold at Target for $9.99)

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