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GRAND TASTING TOUR: SCOTTSDALE - FEB 7 - 11

Winemakers of Paso Robles Converge on Scottsdale.

PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY, one of the nation’s premier wine producing regions, hits the road for its 2011 national Grand Tasting Tour with the first stop scheduled the week of February 7 - 11, 2011 in Scottsdale. More than 30 winemakers from Paso Robles will converge on Scottsdale in a number of scheduled tasting events and you are invited to take advantage of any one of these opportunities to meet the winemakers and taste the distinct and different wines of Paso Robles Wine Country.  There is also an opportunity to win a trip to Paso Robles Wine Country, click here.

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TRADE AND MEDIA TASTING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
EL CHORRO LODGE
5550 E. LINCOLN, PARADISE VALLEY
www.elchorrolodge.com
This event is complimentary and open to qualified trade and media only.

SEMINAR – 1 – 2 P.M.
“Paso: The High / Low Split” – this seminar explores a cross section of Paso Robles wines and the excellent quality to value that exists from this award winning region. Three top Paso Robles winemakers will demonstrate Paso’s quality and value at two distinct price points. Attendance is limited so reserve your seat early.  RSVP to scottsdale@pasowine.com or call 602.326.7469


WALK AROUND TRADE AND MEDIA TASTING – 2 – 5 P.M.
Representatives from over 30 Paso Robles wineries will showcase a sample of their portfolios. Come reacquaint yourself and meet the many new brands coming out of Paso Robles Wine Country. RSVP to scottsdale@pasowine.com to reserve your admission. For questions, please contact David Tyda at Affordable Food Festivals* at 602.326.7469.

Please note that members of the trade and media will be qualified prior to entry into the event.

 
*Affordable Food Festivals has been contracted by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance to assist in the marketing and facilitation of the Grand Tasting Tour - Scottsdale.


PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY GRAND TASTING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
EL CHORRO LODGE
5550 E. Lincoln, Paradise Valley
www.elchorrolodge.com

6 - 8 p.m.
Over 30 winery and hospitality representatives from Paso Robles will feature more than 150 wines at this iconic landmark in the valley.  Wineries will showcase a sample of their portfolio that best exemplifies the over 40 varietals (and blends thereof) from Paso Robles Wine Country.  El Chorro Lodge will provide wine friendly cuisine to match the bright complexity of Paso Robles wines.  Admission is $55 per person in advance, $65 at the door (Cash Only)Click here to purchase tickets or call 800.549.WINE (9463)

(Event attendance is limited, advance purchase highly recommended)

 

WINEMAKER DINNERS

Join us for a unique winemaker dinner where we pair up to five Paso Robles wineries at each dinner with five of Scottsdale's marquee restaurants.  Meet the winemaker and experience how the creative culinary talent of Scottsdale pairs with the premium wines of Paso Robles.  Call these great eateries to find out times, who’s pouring and to reserve your seat.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Petite Maison
www.petitemaisonaz.com 
480.991.6887
Rancho Pinot
www.ranchopinot.com 
480.367.8030

 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Big Daddy's BBQ
www.bigdaddysbbqaz.com
480.609.0100
 
Cowboy Ciao
www.cowboyciao.com 
480.946.3111

5th and Wine
www.5thandwine.com

480.699.8001



AFTERHOURS

Come hang out with the winemakers as they cut loose for a little late night down time in Scottsdale.  They will be sure to have a little vino with them, as well as a couple tall tales.  Experience the personality of Paso Robles Wine Country without all the hubbub.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kazimierz World Wine Bar
www.kazbar.net
480.WINE 004

Wednesday, February, 9, 2011

Chances are the winemakers have a plan for frivolity after the Grand Tasting at El Chorro Lodge.  Check in with them to see where the celebration continues following the Grand Tasting.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Staff Meal at Petite Maison
www.petitemaisonaz.com
480.991.6887
 

RETAIL TASTINGS / PARTNERSHIPS

Paso Robles Wine Country has partnered with this retail locations to provide additional opportunities for you to enjoy Paso Robles wines.

January 2011

AJ's Fine Foods
www.ajsfinefoods.com
Through the month of January AJ's Fine Foods will showcase special pricing on a number of Paso Robles wines.  Visit any of the 13 store locations to take advantage of some great buys as well as instore tastings.  While instore, check out the special Paso Robles brand promotions to secure a discounted admission to the February 9, 2011 Grand Tasting or to register to win a free trip to Paso Robles Wine Country.

February 7 - 10, 2011

Arcadia Fine Wine
www.arcadiafinewine.com
480.970.0646

AFW will provide an opportunity for all Winemaker
Dinner guests to purchase those wines they enjoyed.
Check in with AFW staff for details and for your code to
receive a discounted ticket to the Grand Tasting event.

AZ Wine Company
www.azwineco.com
480.423.9305

On Thursday, February 10, AZ Wine Co will host seven top
tier wine producers from Paso Robles Wine Country for
a consumer friendly seminar that will enlighten your palate.
Call AZ Wine's south store for details. Also ask for your code to
receive a discounted ticket to the Grand Tasting event.

 

SWEEPSTAKES

Win a three night / four day stay in Paso Robles Wine Country* hosted by Travelpaso.com. This includes airfare for two via US Airways; lodging for two at Hotel Cheval; and a customized wine tasting itinerary with 2 - 4 VIP visits to area wineries. 
Visit your neighborhood AJ's Fine Foods for more details or click here to enter.

*Please note that this offer is exclusive to residents in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area. This opportunity is in direct support of the Grand Tasting Tour - Scottsdale program.

 

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