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COUNTRY’S ONLY NON-PROFIT WINE COMPETITION MOVES TO NEW LOCATION FOR 21st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
International Grand Cru and Culinary Tasting Benefits Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
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LONG BEACH, CA – July 8, 2015 — The Long Beach Grand Cru, the country’s only non-profit wine competition, benefiting Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and its partnership with The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach will celebrate its 21st anniversary in a new location — the lush 87-acre South Coast Botanic Garden, with an evening of wine, food, one-of-a-kind silent auction and live music onSaturday, Aug. 8 from 6 pm – 9 pm at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd. in Palos Verdes Peninsula. (more…)

OC Wine Crawl

occrawlCalling all wine lovers: Join us for OC Crawl’s monthly kick off event Wine Crawl-Santa Ana, on Wednesday, July 22nd!

Let OC Crawl take you on a fantastic tour of downtown Santa Ana’s vibrant community where you’ll be guided to 5 unique wine destinations about every half hour.

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Family Winemakers of California @Pomona Fairplex

Last Sunday, March 15th I had the privilege of attending the Family Winemakers of California’s first Southern California Tasting at Fairplex, Pomona. Almost 100 small, family-owned wineries, from across California. I love that the focus of this event was on small, Southern California family owned wineries. Below are reviews of my favorites out of all of the wineries which I had tasted for this event. 

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards poured some interesting wines: 

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Family Winemakers of California Pasadena Tasting 2014 “From Our Table To Yours”

This was the 1st annual tasting in Pasadena for the Family Winemakers of California for both the trade and consumers (for the 1st time) featured small, family-owned wineries from the state’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming wine regions.

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9th Annual LAWineFest: 2014

This event is held at Raleigh Studios,  they make good use of the space.  Tickets are about $85 but you can find a good deal on one of those online coupon sources. Check out Goldstar and LAWF website sells discount tickets.  Money saved never hurts. The tickets grants you admission to the event (if you enjoy the full event it’s about 5 hours); a tasting glass and program.  Food is available for purchase (food trucks).  Water is included (there are two water stations). (more…)