It was pouring (wine) this weekendEditorial Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Amid intermittent rains, hundreds of wineries came to pour and show their best juice last weekend at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. Local chefs and a few guest chefs were also on hand, dishing out some of their favorite treats.
The weekend actually began last Wednesday with a private tasting at Eden. Obscure varietals of all kinds were around, with no Chardonnay or Cabernet in sight and the wines poured freely.
Seminars and classes on wine and food were offered each day (and evening). Friday afternoon gave the public a chance to pick the brains of some of the best sommelier’s around, as they held tastings on Champagne and Spanish wines.
One of the highlights of the festival every year is the private-reserve tasting and silent auction. Held this year at the San Diego Air and Space museum, the evening was full of glasses, which themselves were full of rarely poured wines.
If three days of drinking wine every night didn’t stop them, festival goers went on to the grand tasting – a spectacular event held on the Embarcadero. This year it was a bit cold, but with more than 150 wineries and chefs galore, it was an afternoon of good food, fun and fine wine. That’s my kind of weather.
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