Did you go to Pinot Days at the Barker Hanger in January? It rocked. We were so 'pinot-ed out' that we hit Pourtal in Santa Monica to chill out with a French rose and yummy snacks. Met owner Stephen Abronson and we're working out some dates for the Goddess to do some food and wine pairings. Stay tuned!
We followed up with a visit to Palate Wine Merchant to taste some additional Pinot Noirs represented by Jamie Edlin. The 2005 Westwood from Sonoma, with its cherry nose and spicy finish delighted the senses; the 2009 Chesebro from Arroyo Seco had mushrooms and tobacco on the nose, followed by red fruit, and the Prodigal and 2008 Vergari made the trip to Glendale worth it.
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Did you attend the STARS of Santa Barbara events from LearnAboutWine? There were two of them, and they were fabulous, as always! LAW just recently did a STARS of Oregon and Washington - which I unfortunately had to miss - and I heard great things about that as well.
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Many more events coming up - and I'll have exciting news about the LA WineFest on June 11th and 12th!