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Around the World with LA Wine Tasting: Pioneer Regions

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The Los Angeles Athletic Club and LA Wine Tasting recently hosted "A Taste of the Pioneer Regions". Set against the scenic backdrop of downtown as seen from the LA Athletic Club, LA Wine Tasting's Jean Baptiste took us on an oenophile's journey through California's "Pioneer regions" where the first vines were planted in the early 1900s just before prohibition.

Although Sonoma and Napa Valleys were represented, most of the wines were of French vintage, which they refer to as "the old continent". Maybe in homage to the origins of the first vines? Maybe in homage to the many French people present at the event? French cheeses were paired with the wines by Nicole's Gourmet Food in South Pasadena, and Grand Cru chocolates came courtesy of Valhrona.