The Pasadena Wine Festival 2009 …

Pasadena Wine Fest 2009
Pasadena Wine Fest 2009

Yesterday, my roomie and I spent an evening under the stars at the Pasadena Wine Festival—thanks entirely to the ever so fabulous ladies at The Happy Hour Tour blogspot!

If you’ve never been, it’s a lovely way to relax with some great live jazz (this year had terrific performances presented by KCRW) and ehibitors from around the globe, among them Wine Australia, Wines From Spain, and Sonoma Wines.

(Indeed, a bold Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia is now my current favorite vintage.)

The crowd was terrific: low key, but happily buzzing (both with excitement and wine) and queuing up to taste something out of the ordinary. (A huge step up from my usual Two Buck Chuck, that’s fore sure!)

But I was sad to realize that I’m not as young as I used to be: I simply could not get through all of my free tasting vouchers and had to give the rest away. A very mortifying moment for me, to be sure!

If you’re a wine-loving Southern Californian, make sure and plan a visit next year.
Wine, cheese and live jazz—is there any greater bliss?

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Film writer and social media marketing professional. 2019 Social Ambassador for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Previously: social media associate at Warner Archive and script writer for Turner Classic Movies. Working on a Montgomery Clift biography due late 2020.

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