Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pasadena PinotFest 2013

People who love Pinot Noir love Pinot Noir tasting events.  One of the best that we look forward to in Southern California is the Pasadena PinotFest.

This year's sixth annual event is set for Saturday February 9, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Altadena Country Club.    A kickoff tasting and a kickoff dinner are scheduled at Noir Food and Wine.  As always, the Grand Tasting event will feature gourmet bites from Chef Claude Beltran.  His contribution to the Grand Tasting is a large - and tasty - one.

Noir's Managing Partner and Wine Director Mike Farwell started PinotFest in 2008, and it has grown in popularity since then.  Over 100 California wineries will share their Pinot Noir wines this year, and the tasting  environment is superb.

The event benefits Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, which provides a comprehensive range of family-centered social, educational, preventive and behavioral health programs serving children, adults and families in need.

Opus Bank leads a list of corporate sponsors which deserve congratulations for their input.

If you love Pinot Noir, you'll love the Pasadena PinotFest - even though invariably a producer or two will sneak in a bottle of Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.  They serve as great palate-cleansers.

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