had been nearly a year since my last journey to Paso Robles, and
the memories had faded, along with the heat as I made my way back
up California's famous coast. The 27th Annual Paso Robles
Wine Festival, the largest of its kind in California,
drew me back. Held annually in downtown Paso Robles the third
weekend of May, the Grand Tasting is quite the spectacle with
93 area wineries offering about 400 different samples of their
latest vintages, a sea of some 500 wine devotees that come to
celebrate their common love of wine, and local area chefs on-hand
to demonstrate their culinary skills.
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in attendance is festive as they stroll throughout the park to
a soundtrack of classic oldies; the most jovial even taking time
out from the wine to dance with varying levels of grace. In my
mind, it is tough to envision a more ideal afternoon. (read