World of Pinot Noir at the Ritz Carlton Santa Barbara.
March 5 – 7, 2020.
The annual World of Pinot Noir event gathers the planet’s foremost Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars in a weekend-long seaside celebration of this delicious and storied wine. CLICK HERE for more information.
Wine & Chocolate: An Interactive Pairing Experience
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Hotel Californian – Alhambra II
Most would agree that wine and chocolate are an unequivocal match made in heaven. The reality, however, is much more complex as the flavors, smells, and even textures of both wine and chocolate can vary immensely. Join chocolatier Jessica Foster and winemakers Chad Melville and Andrew Murray for an interactive wine and chocolate workshop that will explore the nuances of why certain flavors create magic when paired together…and why others don’t. Workshop includes: (8) wine and chocolate pairings presented in an interactive and educational format.
California Charcuterie & Cool-Climate Syrah: Pairing Boutique Meats With Savory Wine
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:30-12pm
Location: Melville Winery Santa Barbara Tasting Room
There’s a charcuterie revolution happening on California’s Central Coast, and there’s no better pairing for these cured meats than cool-climate Syrah, the most savory wine in the world. Sample hand-crafted, locally raised treats while sipping on Syrahs that are grown in the extreme conditions of the Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley. Both charcuterie makers and vintners will speak.
Hospice du Rhone Paso Robles
April 23 – 25, 2020.
Occuring biannually, Hospice du Rhône’s flagship event in Paso Robles, CA gathers an international community to celebrate Rhône wines and winemakers. Join us for wine tastings featuring over 150 international Rhône producers, including seminars, a live auction, delicious food, and above all – serious fun! CLICK HERE for more information.