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Justin Vineyards & Winery Donates to Local Organizations

Justin Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles, California recently made news when it was announced that the winery’s Justin Community Grants program has provided $5,000 grants to 20 local organizations.

Wineries in Paso Robles Win High Points

Numerous members of the CAB Collective received many scores of more than 90 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

Rhone Grape Variety: Picpoul

Picpoul is also known as Piquepoul. Picpoul translates to “lip stinger.” The Picpoul variety originally goes back to the French Languedoc region.

Cabernet Clones in Paso Robles

One of the intriguing panel discusiions at the CABs of Distinction event last week was “Know Your Cab Clones.”

Discover Paso Robles “Other Cabernet”

Paso Robles wineries want you to discover “The Other Cabernet.”  At the CABs of Distinction event,“The Other Cabernet” was one of the panel sessions. This panel focused on Cabernet Franc. Bob Bath, from Napa’s famed Culinary Institute of America (CIA) led the discussion and introduced the session by speaking about the excitement generated by Cabernet […]

CABs of Distinction Walk Around Tasting

Yesterday Kathy and I attended a walk around tasting of Bordeaux varietal wines, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. This was a session in the Paso Robles Cab Collective’s event called CABs of Distinction. Taking the advice of New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov, I wrote haikus for several of the wines rather than traditional wine notes. […]

Two SLO Wines

My California Wine Appellation Specialist course continued this week with the content focusing on the appellations within San Luis Obispo County. For this class I opened a bottle of the 2009 Illuminatus that Kathy and I made with grapes we sourced from Paso Robles. Our first wine for this week was a Grenache from the […]

Paso Robles Wine Event Supports Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer’s appears to be something that many people are worried will happen to them as they grow older. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a great deal of education about Alzheimer’s, support for researchers and much more. Check out the Alzheimer’s Association website. The Paso Robles Grand Tasting Tour benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. This Paso Robles Wine […]

Search for Recipes Using Wine Leads to Chumeia Vineyards Special Events

I am always looking for recipes with wine as an ingredient. As part of the search, I contacted Chumeia Vineyards in Paso Robles, California and discovered more than recipes and wine.  Their website has many recipes on it. Most of the recipes are for pairing with their wines. You may want to check out their […]


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