Monthly Archives: March 2015

Great news about South County’s food scene!

We need more great food in south SLO County, and we want it now!! Many people were extremely excited about the opening of Ember and Robert’s in Arroyo Grande in 2014. But as we all know, only one of them…

Kathy’s Choice, March 24th Fine Wines

Here are two exceptional wines from the Santa Maria Valley that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed recently, both on their own and with dinner! Verdad 2011 Albarino Edna Valley This fine white wine was just lovely, from start to finish. Now, it’s…

Saucelito Canyon’s Historic Wines!

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Saucelito Canyon — This historic estate’s wines still shine It had been far too long since I revisited an old favorite in Edna Valley, Saucelito Canyon. Last week I finally returned to taste through their line-up of delightful new releases…

Sinor-LaVallee Spring Open House

Spring at Sinor-LaVallee! You never know who you’re going to see at one of Sinor-LaVallee’s spring open house events, be it the guests or the chefs, when Mike Sinor hosts one of their very popular open house events each spring…

Kathy’s Choice in Pinot Noirs March 19, 2015

Two great Pinot Noirs on this fine day at the eve of spring! Sinor-LaVallee 2013 Pinot Noir SLO County The 2013 vintage is the first year in which winemaker Mike Sinor will be offering his first estate wines from his…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

Rose wines that refresh and delight! I’ve got to admit, I’ve been getting around quite a bit lately and I’m finding many good values in retail stores and wine shops. For instance, California Fresh in Pismo Beach has their refreshing new…

Top 10 list for Ember

The Top 10 reasons you should be dining at Ember! It came to me suddenly this afternoon, why not create a top 10 list of reasons you should be appreciative that Ember came to Arroyo Grande. And came to SLO…

Kathy’s Choices of Fine Wines

Cheers, my friends! I’ve recently had some impressive wines from my favorite brands, and they are all well noting. I start with a library wine that I can’t recommend highly enough, and finish with two current releases that should be easy…

Throwback Thursday with Alban and Hug

Alban and Hug 1996

Alban and Hug in cahoots! This photo was taken during an absolutely killer winemakers’ dinner at the Inn at Morro Bay, circa 1996 or sometime close to that year. I’ll never forget it as you can see from the way…

Rose Party in Los OLivos

If you love good wine, you have to love Central Coast Rose! If you love dry Roses as much as I do you’ll want to be sure to attend this upcoming tasting in Los Olivos. First of all, I never…