Ticket Giveaway: Paso Robles Wine Grand Tasting Event

Paso Robles Wine Country, California’s fastest growing wine region, will invade Washington, D.C. from April 9 – 13, 2012 on a national Grand Tasting Tour

We Love DC is delighted to give away a pair of tickets for Grand Tasting event on Wednesday, April 11 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. at the Palomar Hotel in Dupont Circle.  The evening will feature 150+ wines from 30+ wineries. These tickets are currently on sale for $60 each.

Be sure to check out all the interesting events happening around town including winemaker dinners and tastings. The Paso Robles region includes a couple of my personal favorites, including the J. Lohr family of wines that seems to be the only one that keeps my family gatherings sane.  I’m eager to try the range of offerings as we hopefully continue to coast through springtime in DC!

Here’s how the giveaway works:

Leave a comment on this post using a valid e-mail address by 8pm tonight, Friday March 23, and tell us your favorite type of wine to drink in springtime. One entry per person. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. If you’re chosen as the winner, you must respond to the e-mail within 24 hours or you will forfeit the tickets and we’ll select another winner. Winner must be at least 21 years old with valid ID.

Good luck!

Gene Moses

Food, Wine & Beer. I loved DC so much for college (Go Hoyas!), I returned here after a 10 year safari. I’m comfortable on both sides of the bar, and in or out of the kitchen. You could say the Whimsy Truck skipped me, but that’s probably just because I was checking out a food truck at the time. Oh, and you definitely want me on your trivia team.

48 thoughts on “Ticket Giveaway: Paso Robles Wine Grand Tasting Event

  1. My favorite wine to drink in the Springtime is Riesling. The crisp flavors are light and perfect for a sunny day!

  2. I have to admit, the beginning of spring is all about Chrysalis Vineyards (http://www.chrysaliswine.com/begin.htm) Sarah’s Patio Red. A white style wine made with Norton Grapes, its perfect chilled on these 70 degree spring days.

    A chilled Malbec (trust me, Malbecs chill really well) is also a great wine during the spring transition.

  3. I have to echo Emilie – I love Chrysalis for their spring/summer-time wines! my favorite is the Mariposa, a dry Rose that I could honestly just stick one of those long straws in and enjoy!

  4. Early spring finds me with a Riesling in hand. Later in spring, I can’t get enough rose’. Thanks for bringing Paso Robles to the east coast!

  5. Sauvignon blanc. Dry and crisp, it’s as good for sitting outside in the sun as huddling inside when it rains.

  6. I am really, really, REALLY hoping Justin Vineyards is tasting the Isosceles. They also have a cab that is superb. Frankly, I have rarely met a wine I didn’t like.

  7. Spring and patios and wine – it doesn’t get any better! My fave for this time of year is either a Malbec or a crisp rose!

  8. Bubbly! I am 99% a dry red wine drinker (which I still drink a fair amount of in summer), but nothing starts a meal like a crisp glass of prosecco, cava or champagne. Then I usually follow with a soft pinot noir or a VA Cabernet Franc

  9. Oooo, I love a Spanish granacha! If it’s a cool day you can drink it at normal temperatures, but if the day gets too warm you can chill it in the fridge and it’s super refreshing :)

  10. I’d have to go with a glass of Proescco. Light, fun, and fresh …just as summer should be!

  11. In the spring, I find myself making sangria. White sangria.

    I start in the morning so I have something delicious for the evening, when the fireflies start to light up the night and the sounds and scents of the day wind down into a cool, crisp night.

    For the wine that’s its base, I’m not picky. I find that cheaper wines are better for sangria because you can afford to buy more and don’t feel bad about covering up its flavor. I usually stick with the $2 Chuck Sauvignon Blanc from Trader Joe’s. For fruit, I use whatever I can find in the house — grapes, an orange, an apple — and mix in a touch of ginger ale. A touch of Simply Limeade is perfect. Add in a dash of brandy and let it sit in the fridge in my favorite pitcher, the one I picked up at an antique store with my boyfriend in Baltimore one sleepy afternoon.

    While the sangria mixes, I like to whip up some spicy paella or fish tacos with avocado and prepare for a dinner outside on the front porch. When dinner is ready, I pour a nice, cool, sweet glass of sangria for each of us and keep the pitcher nearby for refills. We sip on the sangria while watching the neighborhood children ride their bikes and play in the street and think of how sweet life is in that moment.

    I love spring sangria.

  12. I love to drink white Bordeaux wines when the weather turns warm, but rose is a close second!

  13. Pingback: Ticket Giveaway: Paso Robles Wine Grand Tasting Event » We Love … | Wine Bottle Covers