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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

'Cougar Meets Italy' in unique wine tasting event


Last updated 4/4/2018 at 5:43pm

Kim Harris

Pete Anderson, a winemaker and Italian wine and grape expert working out of Witch Creek Winery in Carlsbad, sniffs a glass of vermentino during the 2017 Cougar Meets Italy. The third annual event is scheduled for Jan. 17 and 18. Kim Harris photo

A quiet peacefulness falls across the room as sommeliers make their way around the long tables adorned with snow-white table cloths. The bow tie-wearing sommeliers speak in hushed tones as they discuss the wines they pour for those in attendance who will ultimately pass judgement as to which blends of vino they like the best.

It sounds like a scene from a movie produced by Hollywood elite, but it's not. It's Cougar Meets Italy, the boutique winery's signature event now in its third year of offering a true wine-tasting experience.

Every year at the end of January, Cougar Vineyard & Win...

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