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Niner Wine Estates: Food and Wine

Our first time checking out the restaurant at Niner Wine Estates was back in January for Restaurant Month. You can check out how that went, here. On that visit we ate the prix fixe meal and had decided, based on reading the regular menu, that we needed to go back at some point to taste some of the other dishes. We made it back recently and this is how it went down. Read more…

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Pear Valley and Solarponics Turn Sunshine into Wine

Just in time for Earth Day, we thought this Press Release about Pear Valley Winery and Solarponics pairing up to do great things was appropriate. Check out the scoop below to learn about how one of our very own Paso Robles wineries is doing their part to be kind to the earth. The Press Release was given to us by our good friend, Lisa Pretty over at Pretty Media Creations. Read more…

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Rosé Season: Two from Tablas Creek Vineyard

We recently had two Rosés from Tablas Creek Vineyard. The 2014 Dianthus (46% Mourvedre 41% Grenache 13% Counoise) and the 2014 Patelin de Tablas Rosé (80% Grenache 17% Mourvedre 3% Counoise) Read more…

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Paso Robles: Loo Loo Farms

I recently had the chance to chat with Seth and Zina Engel about what’s been going on at Loo Loo Farms and as I suspected, a lot. It seems a farmer’s life is never lacking in chores. My hope is to bring you a Q&A with them pretty soon so you can learn more about them…but for now, let me give you the dirt (see what I did there?) on what’s happening at Loo Loo. Read more…

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Another PSA About Litter

Quite some time ago I wrote a blog post (and provided photos) about the litter problem in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. The problem has not gotten any better. Here are some thoughts and questions that come to my mind: Read more…

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Book: ‘The Mad Crush’ and a Q&A with the Author

A friend of mine (Kevin) recently sent a tweet out to me about how he read “The Mad Crush: A Memoir of Mystic Vines and Improbable Winemaking” by Sean Christopher Weir and said it was a good one to check out. Next thing I know Sean tweeted to me that he would send me a copy. The rest they say, is history. Read more…

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Press Release: CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting To Showcase Wines Perfected In Paso Robles

Every now and then, we’re privy to some pretty cool news about the Paso Robles wine scene. Here’s just another update on the CAB Collective coming up in May. If you like Cabernet Sauvignon, and why wouldn’t you, you just might want to check this event out. Read more…

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Two Different Types of People

Recently, while in the Portland, Oregon airport waiting to fly to San Jose, Annie and I got to experience two different types of people. One was the type that was taking care of dozens of other people, largely by herself, and doing it with an outstanding attitude and the other type was the one oblivious to other people and their surroundings. Read more…

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Travel: Our Trip To Portland, Oregon

We recently took a trip up to Portland, Oregon but this trip was a bit different. This was the first big trip, as in having to get on a plane, we didn’t take Sammy on. We’ve left him with really good friends overnight before but this was the first three night trip away and it turns out it was more stressful leading up to when we left rather than while we were gone. Read more…

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Q&A with Maggie Tillman of Alta Colina – Part 2

Happy Friday folks and welcome to Part 2 of my Q&A with Maggie Tillman of Alta Colina Winery. If you missed Part 1 you can catch that here. Have a great Easter weekend. Read more…

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