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Savor the Best Wines of the World at the Sunset International Wine Competition Grand Tasting and Dinner

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Get a sneak peek and be one of the first to savor the medal-winning wines of Sunset's new International Wine Competition at the Grand Tasting and Dinner Sept. 28 in Pismo Beach -- a highlight of Sunset'sSavor the Central Coast, the newest and best wine and food event in the West.

Taking place on the beach at the wildly beautiful Dinosaur Caves Park, The Sunset International Wine Competition Grand Tasting and Dinner will give guests the rare opportunity to savor award-winning wines from around the world at an exclusive reception hosted by SunsetWine Editor Sara Schneider and Editor-in-Chief Kitty Morgan. Taste internationally inspired cuisine served up by the best chefs in the Central Coast and dance under the stars at a chic after party with nationally renowned Los Angeles deejay D:Fuse, named among the top 35 DJs in America three years in a row (DJ Times). Tickets start at $50 for the Grand Tasting and $125 for the whole evening.

"What could be a better pairing than the world's best wines with spectacular views of California's iconic Central Coast?" said Sara Schneider, wine editor of Sunset magazine and honorary chair for journalist judges for the Sunset International Wine Competition, which was designed by Sunset to help its audience of over 5.6 million consumers discover the best wines from around the world to fit their casual, adventurous lifestyle. "Sunset Savor the Central Coast brings it all together to celebrate the good life while giving attendees a first taste of these amazing wines, which will be featured in the November issue of the magazine."

The Sunset International Wine Competition Grand Tasting and Dinner is a new feature of Sunset Savor the Central Coast – the West Coast's premier wine and food event, which takes place Sept. 27-30, 2012 and offers four days of culinary adventures. Participants will enjoy the fruits of the best winemakers' labors, paired with internationally inspired cuisine by Pismo Beach's most accomplished chefs. The team of culinary masters will be led by marquis chef Gregg Wangard of the renowned Marisol restaurant at the Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach. Wangard, along with Vons Executive Chef Jeff Anderson and their culinary colleagues from Splash Cafe, Cracked Crab, Steamers, Sycamore Mineral Springs and Ventana Grill will carefully craft dishes that best display the winning blends of the Sunset International Wine Competition.

"For wine lovers, this is the 'must attend' event of the year," said Barb Newton, president of Sunset Publishing. "We are excited to help winemakers from around the world introduce their wines to our millions of readers, who are undisputedly some of the most influential and enthusiastic wine drinkers in the country."

Following the Sunset International Wine Competition Grand Tasting and Dinner on Sept. 28, food and wine lovers have the opportunity to enjoy two more days—Sept. 29-30—of world-class events, from grand tastings to learning best-kept culinary secrets from superstars Ted Allen, Emmy® Award winner, author and host of the Food Network's "Chopped;" Aarti Sequeira, host of Food Network's "Aarti Party;" and"Top Chef Masters" Susan Feniger andRick Moonen, both representing Mandalay Bay.

Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, SunsetSAVOR the Central Coast takes place at the renowned Santa Margarita Ranchin San Luis Obispo County, home to the Paso Robles wine region. The event, organized by the San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau and Sunset magazine, the premier guide to life in the West, also offers culinary adventure tours and great hotel deals for guests to stay and play. For more information on the event or to buy tickets, go towww.savorcentralcoast.com. For chef biographies, go towww.savorcentralcoast.com/media/.

For more information on national and regional event sponsors, go tohttp://savorcentralcoast.com/sponsors/. Or check us out onFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/SavorCC, or Twitter: https://twitter.com/SavorCC.

SOURCE Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

Authors: PR Newswire Distribution

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