Pinot Perfection :: Shell Beach, California

Pinot Noir being pouredIf your passion is Pinot Noir, head to Shell Beach (just south of San Luis Obispo) on March 7 and 8 for the 8th annual World of Pinot Noir, two days devoted to tasting, talking about and learning more about that fine wine.

The festival was created by a small group of vintners from California’s south-central coast dedicated to bringing Pinot producers and Pinot lovers from around the world together for education and celebration. That the event takes place at the Cliffs Resort, on one of the most stunning small beaches on the California coast, is just a bonus.

Events usually sell out, so check the lineup soon — go to for details about the weekend of tastings, seminars, talks by guest producers and two dinners with guest chefs, local wineries and top notch sommeliers.

One of the Friday seminars features Georg Riedel showing and discussing Pinor Noir stemware as well as food pairings. The Friday walk-around tasting includes more than 90 producers, specialty cheeses to sample, a book signing by

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