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2007-06-28
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NEW PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY EVENT TO COMPLEMENT THE CENTRAL COAST WINE CLASSIC
Premium Paso Robles wines and local culinary delights to be showcased on July 13

Paso Robles, Calif., (June 28, 2007) – The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance announced today that they will be partnering with the prestigious Central Coast Wine Classic to host a new event: Paso Grand Taste on Friday, July 13 from 7 – 10 p.m. at the soon to be opened Vina Robles Hospitality Center in Paso Robles. More than 15 Paso Robles wineries will be pouring premium Paso Robles wines with delicious wine country cuisine at this walk-around food and wine event. Each year the Central Coast Wine Classic draws highly qualified wine consumers from across the nation to the central coast of California to bid on unique auction lots featuring local wines, which raises money in support of local charities. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased in advance by calling (805) 544-1285. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Central Coast Wine Classic Foundation is a non-profit corporation founded in 1985 that awards monies from the annual Central Coast Wine Classic event to fund project grants for non-profits involving the healing, studio, and performing arts in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. In the past three years, the foundation has given $554,000 in grant money and increased wine related tourism in San Luis Obispo County.

"The Central Coast Wine Classic has been bringing wine consumers to the region for 22 years," says Stacie Jacob, Executive Director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. "The new Paso Grand Taste is a way to personally introduce wine enthusiasts from across the nation to the distinct and different region of Paso Robles and offer another opportunity to experience the premium wines of our region during this philanthropic weekend."

The Central Coast Wine Classic takes place each July at locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. To obtain more information on Paso Robles Wine Country, the Paso Grand Taste or the Central Coast Wine Classic visit www.pasowine.com or www.centralcoastwineclassic.com.

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, represents wineries, growers and businesses in Paso Robles Wine Country. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, along California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles Wine Country is California’s fastest growing wine region. It encompasses more than 26,000 vineyard acres and more than 170 wineries.
For more information, visit www.pasowine.com.
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