Downtown Paso Robles Wineries

Discover the wineries of Downtown Paso Robles

There is a new way to discover the wines of Paso Robles especially if you are a wine enthusiast, who enjoys the smaller boutique wineries. It is Downtown Paso Robles Wineries. A group of 20 wineries have come together to promote themselves as the town’s premier wineries in the civic center. Those visiting Paso Robles

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Abadi Retuerta Seleccion Especial

Winter Wine for your January pairings

The New Year has arrived, and 2018 appears to be off to a good start. Now is the time to think about winter wine that makes the perfect pairing for your January dining experience. Here are seven wines to compliment any meal. White Winter Wine I find with winter stews; the ideal go to is

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Stellar Wines of 2017

2017 Wines in Review: Stellar Wines of the year

As 2017 comes to a close, I found many wines, which made a lasting impression and I consider genuinely stellar wines in quality. Here are the exceptional wines and wineries I discovered that merit a standing on this wine list. Furthermore, the wines chosen are only those that I wrote about during this past year

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Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Languedoc hidden gem

Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem: The hidden gem of Languedoc

The relationship between earth and life is the backbone of the winemaking process.  It is undoubtedly the philosophy behind Michel Chapoutier’s wines from Domain De Bila-Haut. The terroir represents earth, and the vineyard symbolizes life. Essentially, the goal of the winemaker is finding the harmony and balance between the two by letting it come forth

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Don Melchor Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

Discover Don Melchor’s exceptional quality for Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon

If you are looking for something, extraordinary in wine to share with your loved ones and family during the holidays, consider Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon, one of Chili’s most outstanding wines from one of their top wineries and winemaker. You cannot go wrong with the Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. I had the opportunity to sample the

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Dante Bernardis and Valneo Livon

Livon Family: Experiencing Wines of Collio, Tuscany and Umbria

The Italian winemaking family typically involves a legacy of generations, an inherent passion for wine and insatiable love of the land where they grew up. Today many of these families are spreading their influence to encompass several different wine regions. This expansion often includes creating either a resort or a unique destination for the wine

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Hartford Wines-dog friendly

Dog-friendly Wineries in Sonoma

There are two things my husband and I love more than each other: our black lab Eddie and good wine. What that says about our marriage—let us not go there. I can say that our love for each other has grown alongside our shared passions for both Pinot and our pooch, Eddie. So it only

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Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Stars of Cabernet: Highlighting the best of Cabernet Sauvignon

This year’s WineLA  event,  Stars of Cabernet had more meaning than usual. After the devastating wildfires hit Northern California especially wine country, it amazed me to see the turn out of wineries producing Cabernet Sauvignon participating from those ravaged areas. Supporting these efforts to help victims of those fires, the silent auction benefitted Habitat for

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Livermore Valley Concannon Vineyard Historical Plaque

Concannon Wines: Making an impact on the Livermore Valley

A winery’s history plays an essential factor in the wines created today. This legacy is the foundation that the forefathers of each winery give to the present day owners. How the current generation interprets what is handed down impacts on both the grapes and winemaking process. It can also make or break the continuing success

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Top Winery Precession Grenache

TOP Winery: Striking the balance of life through wine

The word balance has many interpretations depending on how each person perceives it. Is it balancing your day between work and relaxation? Is it the risk and challenges we encounter every day that put our lives in balance? For TOP Winery, owners Elena Martinez and Stanley Barrios the meaning describes their passion, the winery they

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