Metropolitan Wine Tasting Guide Map Launched

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It’s all about promoting Los Angeles and Orange County wine venues and events.

The first edition of the Metropolitan Wine Tasting (MWT) Guide Map for Los Angeles and Orange County is in print and online at http://www.metropolitanwinetasting.com. Local wine lovers and visitors from out of town can now conveniently find over 100 venues that span Malibu to San Clemente, and offer a variety of wines, cheeses and other foods, wine baskets, wine accessories, and events.

"Each location has its own unique ambiance, creating fun an interesting wine tasting experiences," said Francine Marlenée, spokesperson for Metropolitan Wine Tasting. Included in the guide map is Cornell Winery and Tasting Room featuring many of the wines from the 50 wineries in the Santa Monica Mountains between Agoura Hills and Malibu. The owner, Tim Skogstrom, says he plans to open another tasting room at the old Malibu courthouse on Pacific Coast Highway in early spring 2011. It is listed on the map as The Courthouse, Malibu’s Tasting Room. Other key spots in Malibu are Rosenthal - The Malibu Estate, Malibu Family Wines, Magic and Wine Tasting at the Beau Rivage, and Sip Malibu.

On the cover of the guide map is the San Antonio Winery, an establishment that has been at the heart of wine making and wine culture in Los Angeles since 1917. They offer tours of their vast aging cellars filled with historic redwood tanks, modern temperature-controlled fermenting tanks, and hundreds of oak barrels. They are also home to the gourmet Maddalena restaurant.

NapaStyle, a warm and friendly place at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa offers premium Chiarello Family Vineyards wines from Napa Valley, an extensive array of wine accessories, regular events and book signings.

"Laguna Canyon Winery is an exclusive boutique winery that is worth visiting. They make specially handcrafted wines from premium grapes in Napa and Sonoma Valleys," said Marlenée. "In addition, they have partnered with Wyland Galleries to create and offer Wyland Cellars wines."

The printed guide map is available through participating wine tasting locations, major corporate offices, airports, hotels, real estate offices, visitor centers, or by sending a contact name and mailing address to: info(at)metropolitanwinetasting(dot)com

About Metropolitan Wine Tasting
Established in 2011, the mission of MWT is to promote wines from California and around the world through Los Angeles and Orange County metropolitan venues and events. MWT also coordinates wine tasting events for various groups and organizations.

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