The 10th Annual Sustainable Ag Expo

This is a press release from The Vineyard Team, just in about their upcoming event. We think this event is a great way to learn about and support your local Agriculture producers and their sustainability practices. Check it out!

Ten Years of the Sustainable Ag Expo
Cross-industry sustainable farming conference and trade show returns for its tenth anniversary year

 August 18, 2014 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The 10th Annual Sustainable Ag Expo will take place November 17-18 at the Madonna Inn Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, California. The theme of the 2014 Sustainable Ag Expo is “Balancing Water, Soil, and Nutrient Resources for Long Term Sustainability.” ( Read more…


Interview: Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard

So here’s another interview for you. This one is with Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard, and due to the length of it I think I will break it into two parts. He included some great information in his answers and for those not familiar with Jason you get a chance to get to know him a bit. Read more…


Interview: Doc Diaz of Stogie Fresh

I’ve known Doc for many years now due to another of my favorite events here in Paso Robles, Crush & Roll West. He is a popular blogger and podcaster at Stogie Fresh  …and honestly, all around great guy. He and I have always had cool conversations and the vibe is always fun. Read more…


Interview: Hilary Graves of Mighty Nimble

I have wanted to include more interviews on this blog for some time. I will admit that laziness on my part along with how to go about doing that were the hurdles I faced. Then I realized that it didn’t have to be that difficult. One way in which we can do interviews without having to schedule time to meet, take video, edit video, and all that stuff was to conduct email interviews. Read more…


The War of Wine

In Paso we have the east side versus the west side.

There’s the good wine versus the bad wine (this is typically the wine snobs mocking anything that people drink under $20).

Red versus white.

California versus everyone else.

Wine writers versus wine bloggers. Read more…


Customer Service in the Tasting Room

Customer service has long been something that fascinates me. It’s mind boggling how many people there are from owners to managers to staff that don’t understand the significance of knock-your-socks off customer service. As Paul Mabray, owner of Vintank, says in this long but worthy read, making good wine is no longer enough. Customer service is the differentiator.

It’s just that simple folks. Read more…


Niner Wine Estates Appoints New Associate Winemaker

We have some exciting news to share about Niner Wine Estates! Check out this press release:
Niner Wine Estates Appoints Molly Bohlman to
Associate Winemaker Position
Bohlman will spearhead the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Programs

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Interview with PRWCA’s Jennifer Porter

In a blog post I did a few weeks back I asked the question: Are wine groups/ associations worth it? For the technical response, and in much greater detail than I could ever do, Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard not only answered that a bit on our blog post in the comments but also on his blog in a two part series. You can read part 1 here and part 2 here. Read more…


Crush and Roll West 2014: Get Your Lighters Ready

The 6th annual Crush and Roll West is coming up September 5 and 6 at the Paso Robles Event Center. We’ve been to this event every year and every year it’s been better than the year before. They have continued to expand this event with more cigar vendors, lifestyle booths, wineries, and breweries. Read more…


Paso Robles: More Good (Kind Of) Press

This article on Wine Searcher titled, ‘Paso Robles: It’s Hot But Cooler Than You Think’, is the latest article talking about the awesomeness that is Paso Robles.

Well…mostly for the west side. Read more…

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