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'A Taste of the Americas' at San Antonio Winery

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Sunday San Antonio Winery threw another raging bash -- this time its " “Taste of the Americas ” Food and Wine Festival. It is the second of three festivals held at the San Antonio Winery this summer.

Attending events at San Antonio is a lot like going to a party at a friend's house. It sometimes feels like you are crashing the most fun wedding in Los Angeles. It is much more of a fiesta than a stodgy wine tasting. The employees are so welcoming, the food is plentiful, and the guests are relaxed, and progressively friendlier as the wine flows.

Standout wines were the fruity 2007 Maddalena Chardonnay, the lively L.A. Cetto Zinfandel 2003 from Mexico, the crisp refreshing Tierra del Fuego 2008 Sauvignon Blanc from chile and the intense Argentinian Luigi Bosca 2006 Malbec Reserva.whose spice and black pepper were balanced by the soft tannins. Stay tuned for more on the wine.

The buffet included food from North, South and Central Americas. It was a nice mix of familiar favorites and exciting new flavors. Unbelievably, the diverse menu was planned by their regular chef; the food was so authentic it almost seemed as if they had gotten specialty chefs from each region .