Monthly Archives: June 2015

Fig Mtn. Brew Open at Last in Arroyo Grande!

Fig Mtn. Brew Arroyo Grande is open at last! Good news for those of us who live in the Five Cities, or anywhere else that’s close enough to get here easily, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Arroyo Grande is having a soft…

Winemaker Austin Hope Celebrates the 4th of July

Celebrate the 4th of July in style with fine wines by Paso Robles winemaker Austin Hope! Nothing says summertime and sizzle like the annual 4th of July coming up next Saturday, I love celebrating the United States of America’s birthday!…

Pence Ranch

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 Pence Ranch is a great new winery and tasting room in Santa Barbara Wine Country My From the Vine wine column appears every other Sunday in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record, which is about the relatively new Pence…

Local Cupcakes Delight Sweet Lovers!

Love sweets? Then you must discover this great cupcake bakery, LicketySplit! I just recently heard about LicketySplitCupcakes, an impressive, gourmet cupcake company in a strip mall in Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, from my friend at Kennedy Center Fitness, Linda…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

My fine wine choices include Pinot Noirs, Rose, and Chardonnay from some of our great Central Coast wineries! These are some of the wines we’ve been enjoying lately. I always recommend the ones we would buy more of to fill…

Wine is–what’s your take?

Wine is–so many things to everyone who loves it! Great Wines made by great Paso Robles winemakers! I was working on a story about Austin Hope and the red wines of summer when I found this killer video on their webpage, www.hopefamilywine.com.…

Chef Brian Collin’s Triumphant Ember!

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Chef Brian Collins Ember has set the bar for SLO’s South County food scene! It’s not that difficult, folks: First create a theme you love for the restaurant of your dreams; be a dedicated locavore at least most of the…

Our first visit to San Marco Square!

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San Marco Square now rates as our favorite place in Italy! What a glorious vacation when you add Venice to your repertoire, it’s filled with great hotels, fabulous restaurants, movie stars, and unforgettable views! When we traveled to Europe in…

Kathy’s Choice in Wine June 19

Here are some awesome wines we’ve been enjoying recently, all of which I can highly recommend. There were some surprises among them, and that’s awesome because I always love discovering new gems! Baker & Brain 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River…

A grand celebration in San Francisco!

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The Gift of Love–A return to San Francisco for my birthday celebration! Dan knows there’s only one gift I want on my birthday, an extraordinary dinner at one of our favorite restaurants! When we’re here at home on the Central…