Paso Robles: Vine Street Christmas Lights

This past Saturday evening was the annual Vine Street Victorian Christmas Showcase, which I prefer calling Vine Street Christmas. It’s another one of those holiday events that really shows the quaintness of Paso. They block off Vine Street from 8th St. to 21st St. between the hours of 6pm and 9pm for people to meander through the street and enjoy the festivities. Read more…


Paso Robles: Dante Dusi Passes Away

A while back we lost a Paso Robles legend, Robert Hall of Robert Hall Winery. Now, Dante Dusi of Dante Dusi Vineyard, has passed. Some may not know him directly but rather indirectly through his granddaughter Janell Dusi of J. Dusi Winery. Either way, it’s the loss of yet another local legend. Read more…


Paso Robles and SLO: Favorite Fall Photos

Here are a handful of my favorite fall photos in Paso Robles and one down in SLO. I like them for different reasons: dramatic, colorful, rainy, cloudy, rainbows, or all the above. As I say time and time again, Paso Robles (all of SLO County really) is a special place. I think these photos do better at showing why than the words I can put down here…enjoy!

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Hoot n’ Annie’s Definitive Gift Guide

You know, this time of year every blogger and online publication posts some stupid “ultimate gift guide” and quite frankly they are ALL wrong. They don’t get it. But you know who does get it…Hoot n’ Annie!

So, let’s dive in, here’s what to buy your loved ones: Read more…


Visit Cambria: El Colibri Hotel & Spa

Another adventure in Cambria. Life could be worse. This visit to Cambria is brought to you by As some of you may know I am currently a Cambria ambassador which simply means, promote Cambria through my visits, my experiences, and my adventures. Read more…


Cool Video on Cass Winery

I saw this video on Facebook, it was shared by Chef Jacob Lovejoy of Cass Winery. It was done by who we have no affiliation with at all but I did think the video was good. There are short interviews with Steve Cass, Ted Plemons, the assistant winemaker, and Chef Jacob. Read more…


Paso Robles: End of Year Events to Put On the Calendar

Here we go, another year almost in the book and overall I’d say another banner year here in El Paso de Robles. Some of my favorite things about Paso Robles happen in the month of December. The Christmas Light Parade and the Vine Street Victorian Showcase to name a couple. Read more…


Paso Robles: New AVA’s Showing Up On Labels

Late last week I saw the first example of one of the new Paso Robles AVA’s being used on a wine label. The photo was posted by Adelaida Cellars and on the back label it says: Adelaida District – Paso Robles. I’m glad to see Paso Robles on there, as that was an addition to the law, but it will be interesting to see what this new labeling does over the long haul. Read more…


Paso Robles: Alta Colina’s New Tasting Room & Winery

Alta Colina had its grand unveiling of their new tasting room and winery this past Saturday for wine club members. We tagged along with Annie’s mom, who is a member, and got to check out their new digs. Read more…


Tooth & Nail Winery to Take Over the Castle

If you’re like us, you’ve been wondering what would happen at the huge castle on 46 West that Eagle Castle used to call home. Well, now we know…and we’re excited to check it out!


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