It's a wrap!
It's really hard to believe that 2013 is over. As usual, the year
passed too quickly. Wine tastings, both professionally and personally
kept me on touch with the wine world which I so passionately enjoy.
The Ventura Wine Trail continues to grow, with a current count of 16
wineries. Downtown Ventura opened several new tasting rooms during the
year, making wine tasting an easy experience, even for the least
For the more adventurous, a day drip to Santa Barbara or Santa Ynes
allows food and wine tastings and back home all in a day. Take in a
weekend and go to Paso Robles. There are enough wineries there to keep
you busy for days.
I learned this year that I have taken a liking to Italian varietal
wines. Wine is grown in many regions of Italy, and have names that are
hard to pronounce but wonderful to drink. Whether it be a Borolo,
Barbaresco, Aglianico or a Falanghina, these wines are worth seeking
out or tasting.
With the growth in restaurants and wine shops in Ventura, many of these
wine are readily available but for tasting and for purchasing. Please
be sure to check out the wonderful world of wine next time you are out.
Mark your calender! The Ventura County Wine Trail
presents the third annual Food and Wine challenge on Thursday January 23rd
at the Mandalay Embassy Suites. Tickets available at :
Happy New Year,
Questions or comments?
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last month's "Let's Talk Wine" article by Eric
Ventura Wine Bars
County Wine Trail
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