Monthly Archives: March 2014

Two great Pinot Noirs from Santa Barbara County

If you love Pinot Noir as much as I do, or if you just like it, don’t miss out on these two outstanding wines I’ve given high reviews. Alta Maria 2011 Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley In 1996, after meeting…

The talent and dedication of Chef Brian Collins

This local success story provides wise counsel for aspiring chefs Once word got out that chef Brian Collins was opening a new restaurant in Arroyo Grande, the news spread rapidly throughout the Central Coast. With no notice to the media…

The king of reds, Cabernet

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A Paso Robles tasting last spring unveiled many outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons well worth collecting In 1996 there were very few wineries in Paso Robles, but nearly all of them were making cabernet sauvignon and cabernet blends. Even then, it was clear…