Eve Wine 101 Reports LATE: Paso Robles Grand Tasting

To be fair, staff writerMichael Perlis beat me to the punch in writing about this event before I got achance too.  His post ran on 3/19,and as I didn’t see too many duplicate favorites, I thought I should go aheadand run mine too.  (Second.  Coming in second.  Boy, I do not like the sound of that.)
I’d not ever been to theCathedral St. Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles before so I videotaped a littleof the exterior and interior.  Theyoutube should have already run on this blog earlier this month.  (Wait, Perlis didn’t tape that so Icame in first there.  Whew!)  It was a pretty remarkable venue withits white-washed walls against dark high-polished wooden floors and a glorioushigh ceiling – I hope to be invited there again for a tasting.
So, back to the tasting.
The PasoRobles Grand Tasting spreads “the brand awareness of Paso Robleswines.”  Guests were able to visitPaso’s wine region virtually, but also meet winemakers and wineryrepresentatives.
I’ve copied all of the winerynames from the website and only highlighted those that I stopped to visit atthe event.  Many of the theselisted I had tasted before, either during my recent Paso visit or at anothertasting, so I didn’t taste them again. So don’t judge the “un-bolded” wines, but maybe just make note of somebold ones that were new for me. 
Note: I also didn’t loveevery wine in every lineup.  Mytastes on this day veered more to the GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre) Rhonevarietal blends.
Winery Participants
Hospitality and IndustryPartners
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