September 2009 is California Wine Month
California is known for a lot of things and one of those things is wine.
It wasn’t too many years ago when Napa Valley was on just about everyone’s lips if they liked wine and Napa is still known for churning out great wines that rival some of the imported wines.
The Terminator, Gov. Schwarzenegger, has declared September to be California’s Wine Month and food/drink retailers and restaurants have come out in force to support the month of drink and fun.
From the Discover California Wines website:
Safeway, Von’s and Pavilions stores (Newspaper ads and in-store displays in stores nationwide)
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Posters and shelf talkers in stores throughout the state)
Kimpton Hotels (Special wine promotions in all restaurants)
Beverages & More! (Posters in stores)
Costco (California stores)
Roy’s Restaurants (Special wine promotions in all restaurants)
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (Special wine promotions on board all ships)
The Melting Pot (Special wine promotions in select restaurants)
Vino Volo (Special wine-by-the glass promotions in all airport locations)
California Wine Merchants (In-store tastings with vintners)
Gary’s Wine & Marketplace New Jersey (Three stores doing in-store tastings with vintners)
Grande Harvest Wines New York (In-store tastings with vintners)
Morrell & Company New York (In-store tastings with vintners)
Sherry-Lehman Wine & Spirits New York (In-store tastings with vintners)
Union Square Wines New York (In-store tastings with vintners)
Zachy’s New York (In-store tastings with vintners)
Cork Bar Los Angeles (Special California wine flights throughout September)
So if you happen to be in California next month, I highly suggest that you take part in some of the festivities or at least hit up one of the locations that’s holding wine tastings so that you can experience a wine that you might not have experienced before.
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