SOURCE: Bay Area Wine Project

Bay Area Wine Project

November 09, 2015 23:51 ET

Seventh Annual Pinot Days Southern California to Assemble 70 Pinot Noir Producers and Their Wines for a Unique Wine Tasting Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 09, 2015) - More than 150 acclaimed pinots will be poured at the 7th Annual Pinot Days Southern California, November 21st, 2015. A renowned pinot noir wine event with annual tastings in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Pinot Days connects wine enthusiasts with winemakers creating a unique opportunity for new and seasoned wine lovers to experience, enjoy and deepen their knowledge of pinot noir. The three-day Los Angeles event includes pinot noir and food pairings, retail store tastings and the Grand Festival at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. The Pinot Days Grand Festival is a wine tasting event which gives wine lovers the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 150 of the world's best pinot noirs and interact directly with the more than 70 acclaimed winemakers who produce them. Event tickets can be purchased at www.pinotdays.com.

Founded by The Bay Area Wine Project with the ultimate goal of advancing the profile of pinot noir, Pinot Days is a three-day celebration of pinot noir and its most brilliant winemakers, the vineyards, the grapes, and the often-bewitching process of urging the noble pinot grape into great wine. At Pinot Days, the winemakers and winery owners do the pouring, creating a uniquely engaging experience where wine enthusiasts can interact, ask questions and learn the stories behind what goes into making great pinot noir.

Pinot Days founder Steven Rigisich said, "Pinot Days is like pinot school. Heartbreak grape 101. You experience the wine both theoretically and in the glass. The winemakers talk about their craft and then you taste, and you realize first-hand the massive impact that region, vision, vintage, clones and a thousand other factors have on a wine. You walk from winery to winery and the diversity is just spellbinding."

Pinot noir is the most versatile red grape variety on the planet. Its range of styles makes it infinitely fascinating to drink and to pair. You can find a pinot to pair with any food, to please any palate, and to match any mood. It is this amazing diversity of style that compels so many to pursue pinot noir so passionately.

Pinot Days Los Angeles wine events include our VIP Diversity Seminar and the now-famed Pinot and Grilled Cheese at The Wine House, which will feature 10 notable pinot noir producers in an intimate gathering with the gifted winemakers who produce them. After the Grand Festival enjoy a pinot-paired dinner at West Restaurant, which will feature 3 acclaimed wineries. Visit www.pinotdays.com for event details.

Pinot Days is an event that connects wine enthusiasts directly with winemakers creating a unique opportunity for new and seasoned wine lovers to experience, enjoy and deepen their knowledge of pinot noir. Produced by the Bay Area Wine Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of pinot noir, Pinot Days was created by Steven and Lisa Rigisich out of their love for the "the noble grape." The Bay Area Wine Project holds annual events in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Southern California. For more information visit www.pinotdays.com.

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