With wine it's especially easy to get stuck in a rut. Each mealtime you uncork the same old shiraz or chardonnay. It's comforting yet exceedingly mundane. Free yourself from dullsville drinking at the Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour, where you can "pour" over wines from more than 25 Paso Robles wineries. And what's so spectacular about Paso Robles? Well, it's only California's most rapidly growing wine region. Bask in pure left-coast love from 6 to 8 p.m. when the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis (100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-863-6300 or becomes an epicenter for epicurean delights. Visit to purchase tickets; a portion of the $35-in-advance ($45-at-the-door) fee goes to the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.
Tue., April 15, 2008