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2011-01-10
Media Contact: Meagan Callahan
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PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY CONVERGES ON THE HISTORIC CITY OF ANGELS, FEATURING MORE THAN 35 WINEMAKERS
See What the Buzz is about During the Grand Tasting Tour February 26 – March 5; Tickets Now on Sale

“...the surrounding wine region blossoms into one of the most dynamic in California...worthy of the most discerning wine and food travelers.” Wine Spectator Magazine – June 15, 2010

(Los Angeles, CA; January 10, 2011) Paso Robles Wine Country converges on Los Angeles during the 2011 Grand Tasting Tour, February 26 – March 5. This exciting program will showcase California’s continued growth in world-class winemaking and the culinary arts through a series of events in and around the City of Angels from the foothills of Pasadena to the coastal community of Santa Monica. Activities feature Paso’s winemakers and include winemaker dinners, in-store tastings and the marquee event, the Grand Tasting showing more than 100 wines on Wednesday, March 2.

“The Grand Tasting Tour is hot-off-the-heels of world renowned accolades from publications including Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator,” said Stacie Jacob, executive director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “Wine aficionados are invited to meet Paso’s winemakers and discover the buzz about Paso Robles Wine Country during the week of activities in Los Angeles.”

The signature Grand Tasting takes place at Los Angeles’ historical event venue, Vibiana (411 S. Main Street, Suite M100) on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. The afternoon tasting, 1 – 5 p.m. is open to members of the wine trade and media. The evening tasting, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., features more than 35 wineries, and an array of gourmet appetizers by RoomForty. Tickets are $60 per person and are now available on www.pasowine.com.

Winemaker dinners will be taking place in Los Angeles throughout the week of February 26 – March 5. Acclaimed restaurants include RoomForty, Wilshire Restaurant, Palm Restaurant and Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, showcasing multiple Paso Robles brands. Visit www.pasowine.com for details and to reserve your seats. Following the Wednesday Grand Tasting will be a series of in-store tastings at your favorite Los Angeles retail outlets. Visit www.pasowine.com this January for more information.

Tickets to the Wednesday, March 2 Grand Tasting at the Vibiana are now available on www.pasowine.com. Wine enthusiasts are encouraged to book early as past events do sell out. More information regarding winemaker dinners and retail tastings will be available in mid-January, with details on how to reserve your seat. For a list of winemaker dinners and retail tastings along with complete information on the 2011 Los Angeles Grand Tasting Tour, please visit www.pasowine.com or call 800-549-WINE.

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 200 wineries. For more information, visit www.pasowine.com

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