By Julie Soderlund
Thought that title might get your attention.
I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing I love better than a glass of vino after a crazy day. Being from Santa Barbara and living most of my life in California, maybe it’s just in my blood. I would like to think that I’m not a wine snob, but let’s be honest, I kind of have become one. Living in Sacramento certainly hasn’t helped that situation either! The proximity to some of the best grape growing and wine producing regions in the world is one of the reasons I tolerate living so far away from the beach.
So I was psyched to hear that the 2010 Grand Tasting Tour – featuring premier wines from Paso Robles – is making a stop in Sacramento next Tuesday, April 20!
Attendees will enjoy appetizers and taste award-winning and nationally acclaimed wines from more than 30 winemakers throughout California’s third largest wine producing region. Tickets (which you can buy here) are $45 in advance or $55 at the door, with a portion of proceeds from ticket sales donated to Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
However, one lucky girl on the grid is going to receive 2 FREE TICKETS! All you have to do is leave a comment below with why you deserve to go – the girl with the biggest obsession, or the biggest need for it, with vino wins! (We’ll announce the winners on Monday (4/19) morning!)
And if that’s not enough to wet your palate, check out these smaller (IE more intimate) winemaker dinners and tastings!
Retail Tastings – Friday, April 16
Beyond Napa Wine Merchants
2580 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA
Will be sampling Four Vines Winery
Time: 3 -7 p.m.
157 Main St., Woodland, CA
Will be sampling J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Time: 5 – 7pm
Winemaker Dinners – Monday, April 19
Join us for a unique winemaker dinner where we pair up to five Paso Robles wineries at each dinner with dishes at some of Sacramento’s marquee restaurants. Meet the winemaker and experience how the creative culinary talent of Sacramento pairs with the premium wines of Paso Robles. (Note: Additional details on winemaker dinners will be posted here when as they become available.)
Grange Restaurant & Bar (Click to View Menu)
926 J Street, Sacramento
1050 20th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento
Mulvaney’s B&L (Click to View Menu)
1215 19th Street, Sacramento
McCormick & Schmick’s
1111 J Street, Sacramento