The New California Tasting Room

Genteel salons, gourmet wine-and-food matches and pours from older vintages bring a personal touch to winery visits
Tim Fish
Issue: November 15, 2008

The California tasting room experience is not just about sipping wine anymore. Visitors may still need ninja reflexes to get through the crowds at some wineries, and a nibble of cheddar may still pass as food-and-wine pairing at many tasting rooms, but a growing number of wineries are offering visitors more intimate and personalized access.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 20, 2008.

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