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Q&A with Maggie Tillman of Alta Colina – Part 1

Anyone that knows of Alta Colina knows that they are making some of the best wines in the Paso Robles area. They are just one of those places that has it all: great wine, small production, talented winemaker, and a truly fun and down to earth group of people. Read more…

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Best Restaurants in Paso Robles?

Many months ago I had posed this question on three different Facebook pages that I run: “If someone came into Paso Robles from out of town, which restaurant would you refer them to for a great meal?” As usual, some of the answers didn’t make sense to me (you’ll see why when you read below) and some people voted for more than one restaurant so I included each of the votes. Read more…

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Tasting Room Etiquette

We were recently driving in the car and had the radio on. It was tuned in to 92.5 The Krush here in San Luis Obispo County and it happened to be while David Wilson of Grape Encounters Radio was on. We were catching the last segment in which he was chatting with Sara Schneider (Wine Editor Sunset Magazine) about tasting room do’s and don’ts for the consumer. Read more…

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Il Cortile Races to Fight Cancer

We received a press release this morning informing us about Il Cortile’s involvement in raising money and awareness for Cancer Support Community through the Tour of Paso cycling event on March 21. I do not share very many press releases because in my mind most of them aren’t really announcing anything all that interesting. This one I find worthy to share because we have all been touched by cancer in some way, shape, or form. It’s a hideous disease that takes far too many lives. Read more…

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Where To Eat: McPhee’s Grill in Templeton, CA.

Another favorite restaurant of mine is McPhee’s Grill in Templeton. Due to the fact that we live in Paso Robles and it’s easy to just drive downtown we don’t get to McPhee’s as much as we’d like BUT…we went there for our last date night. Read more…

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Paso Robles: Spearhead Coffee

Annie here…As much as I love drinking wine, I also really enjoy me some good coffee now and then…or every morning, more like it! There’s a new coffee joint in town and it took me a while to get down there, but I finally did and was most definitely NOT disappointed. This place was super cool…and by cool I mean, the kind of place you want to go and stay a while, hang out, enjoy yourself and your coffee and just bask in the goodness of the much lauded vice we all know and love: caffeine. Read more…

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Paso Robles Wine: Pianetta Winery

One of the many tasting rooms located in the beautiful downtown of Paso Robles, Pianetta Winery was started in 2002 by John Pianetta and his daughter, Caitlin. However, John began growing grapes on his property a few miles north of Paso Robles roughly 20 years ago. So, don’t call it a comeback, they’ve been here for years. See what I did there? Read more…

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Where to Eat in Paso Robles: Villa Creek Restaurant

We recently put up a blog post about how there have been some changes at Villa Creek Restaurant in downtown Paso Robles. The most significant change is that they are now open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4pm (although a little birdie tells me they are open at 11:30am) and dinner is Tuesday through Saturday 4pm to 10pm. Read more…

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Paso Robles Events: Wine 4 Paws

Wine 4 Paws, this is one of those local Paso Robles events that goes to benefit much more than the wine drinking public. It goes to benefit our four legged friends at Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo. As you may know, I am a sucker for wine events that go to help something. Otherwise it’s just a bunch of adults standing around getting drunk for no apparent reason. Read more…

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Paso Robles Wine: Asuncion Ridge Vineyards

One of the things that I feel Annie have failed to do in the last couple of years is really take advantage of the wine tasting rooms that are right in the middle of downtown Paso Robles. Typically when we go downtown it’s to take Sammy to the park or to go to dinner on a date night. This, my friends, will change and in fact already has. Read more…

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