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Top 5 Wineries in Paso Robles To Find Your Happy Place


Tasting in the VineyardPaso Robles is halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but has nothing to do with the cosmopolitan climate of these metropolis. In the last twenty years, the number of wineries in the region increased from about 50 to ov... Read More

A Beginners' Guide To Enjoying Red Wine


The world of red wines is a heady, rich and wonderful world filled with everything from the nuanced subtlety of a gentle South African Merlot to the peppery richness of Sangre de Toro, “Blood of the Bull” from Spain. In general, many of the “ru... Read More

How Wines Get their Stars


How Wines Get their StarsWines, like hotels, tend to get rated. And they get rated with stars. How do you know what a 5 or 6-star wine stands for? Now unlike hotels, wines do not necessarily have to be rated by an expert. They can be rated by anyone.... Read More

On the road with the Wine Wrangler;Lone Madrone


Lone Madrone Tasting RoomWinemaker Neil Collins, strongly-and rightly believes that to produce rare wines, one must start with exceptional grapes. Exercising meticulous care to plot and mould his vineyard from 1996, with the help of his sister, Jacki... Read More



Circle B Vineyards ~ 2015 ZinfandelSight, Smell and Taste so clearly denote a Paso Zinfandel in this wine.  Deep nearly opaque visuals offer excellent suggestions of what this wine will be on the tongue.  Aromas of Raspberry, Chocolate and ... Read More

How to get the most out of Vertical Tastings


Wine Tasting at Halter RanchWine tastings are meant to highlight the qualities of wines served. As a wine student or enthusiast, attending these events is an invaluable tool and gauge of progression. So many things can be learnt from considering wine... Read More

Choosing Crystal Wine Glasses


How to choose wine glassesMany wine experts say that wine must be served in the best wine crystal glasses to get its full blessing, although not of necessity. There are a few central principles to keep in mind when choosing crystal wine glasses that ... Read More

On the Road with the Wine Wrangler: Lusso Della Terra


Edward Cholakian is the young, ambitious and passionate winemaker and owner at Lusso Della Terra. He started crunching numbers as a winery accountant at soon after graduating from Sonoma State University with a Bachelors in Accounting. Soon, the exci... Read More

How to Choose a Great Bottle of Wine


Reading Wine LabelsAt times buying wine can be quite the feat. it gets complicated, even for connoisseurs. With so many styles and brands available, finding the perfect winefor your table can be a little tasking. Forcing you down an unyielding rabbit... Read More

Food and Wine Pairing: Lone Madrone ~2016 Grenache Blanc


Tasting Lone Madrone Grenache BlancLone Madrone ~2016 Grenache BlancA well crafted all American 100% Grenache Blanc. Expressive of all things rich and supple. This wine opens on the nose with a burst of green fruit (apples, white peach and pear) and ... Read More

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