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La Valencia's Wine Series Opens

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    NEWSLETTERS

    WINE WEDNESDAY: It is a fortunate thing indeed that Wednesday and wine happen to both start with w, which is a lovely and memorable letter. After all, it is on Hump Day -- which isn't quite as lovely as w, but still serves its purpose -- that people wouldn't mind a nice wine tasting in a nice setting. Turns out La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla will be doing just that, starting on March 16 and continuing on March 30 and April 9.

    WINE SERIES: The very pink landmark is turning to its wine-filled cellar and its wine-knowledgeable sommelier and its Santa Barbara-based friends to create a trio of evenings that are about palate-based experimentation and learning about labels. Oh, and chocolate, too, which will be one of the stars of the March 30 night. The night featuring Santa Barbara wines is April 9, note; don't you love it when pretty coastal towns visit one another? Santa Barbara and La Jolla seem very much like kissing cousins to us.