Vintners vie for medals at Fairplex

Vintners vie for best wine at Fairplex competition

As published in the Inland Valley Daily BulletinArticle Created: 05/31/2008 05:56:02 PM PDT by Gino L. Filippi
The Millard Sheets Gallery served as the perfect pouring place for the 69th Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition at Fairplex in Pomona. Seventy-two wine experts including 20 proficient winemakers, importers, distributors, educators, retailers and restaurateurs gathered to sniff, swirl, taste and evaluate more than 3,500 wines. There were 855 producers from throughout the winemaking world, entered in more than 900 categories including brandies, sparklers, reds, whites, organic and fruit wines.

The Acapulco Inn in the Moreno Valley.

I must thank IE-Dude for reminding me of this excellent Restaurant located in what used to be turn 9 of the Riverside International Raceway. They had just finished building the new Riverside Records office when the Acapulco opened its doors to the public.

And being so different than the traditional fare of Mexican food places found in the Moreno Valley, the Acapulco was an immediate hit.

They are also fashioned after another restaurant, 'On the Border' being owned by the same group, there foods are similar, but yet they offer different specialties. The Shrimp scampi served with a green chili Verde sauce is excellent, and the Lobster and Abalone Bisque is equally some of the best Mexican sea food I have ever eaten.

A friend of mine who was out at the court house recently stopped by and had one of their new signature dishes, the salmon grilled to perfection and served with sherry butter souse, also includes a shrimp barque served on a bed of Mexican rice and a crab Enchilada. A bit pricey at over $17.00 it was magnificent and Bob is hard to please. On our next trip out there I plan on trying this item. is Online!

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