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Talley Vineyards–where quality excels!

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The Talley Family’s historic impact in the Arroyo Grande Valley This week I was pleased to write my From the Vine wine column about a family I have known since I first moved to the Central Coast in early February,…

Great Local Pinot Noirs Now!

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Looking for great local Pinot Noirs at affordable prices–we have them! We love going out to our local tasting rooms that focus on Pinot Noirs, where we always find great buys–so can you! The first shot is of Talley Vineyards killer…

SLO Passport Premieres

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Here’s good news for wine lovers, the inaugural SLO passport event–Sip in SLO! My wine column,”From the Vine,” in the Santa Maria Times was published today, and it’s about a passport event you’ll want to know more about for it’s great value…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Pinot Noirs

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Here are two outstanding Central Coast Pinot Noirs we totally enjoyed! When it comes to red wines, there’s no doubt that Pinot Noir is a favorite at Chez Hardesty. One, a fantastic good value from winemaker Mike Sinor of Sinor-LaVallee…

Refugio Ranch SLO Tasting Room

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Refugio Ranch Vineyard, based in Santa Ynez Valley, opens a new tasting room in SLO! My latest column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record is about one of our newer wineries and tasting rooms in Santa Barbara…

SLO Brew Bigger & Better Than Ever!

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SLO Brew is Hot! I’m sure you already read my CCC column here on SLO Brew, but here’s the story I wrote for my From the Vine column published today in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record newspapers.…

Discover the New Halter Ranch Vineyard

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Make Halter Ranch Vineyard a Destination in Paso Robles! Last week, in late April, I posted a story about my tour of Paso Robles with Laura Jeffry  who owns and operates 101 Wine Tours. Part of our day was spent…

Chef Jeffry’s at Barton’s Kitchen Window

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Touring Paso Robles with 101 Wine Tours, led by entrepreneur and certified sommelier Laura Jeffrey recently, was one helluva a fun-filled journey! During an excellent visit to Paso Robles Wine Country we visited so many great places in one day,…

Join the Larder Meat Co Club!

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Join the club and treat your family to the finest meats available locally through The Larder Meat Co Chef Jensen and Grace Lorenzen earned my admiration from the day I met them at their first restaurant in Los Osos. In…

Hungry? Earth Day Food & Wine is back!

Earth Day Food & Wine, Saturday, April 23, 2016 If you aren’t hungry yet, you will be after reading this delicious press release from those creative genius’ at the Earth Day Food & Wine HQ! I know I was starving…