Wine Events

From the Vine Spring 2017 Events

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Spring 2017 Events As you all know, I love to share a link to my column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record (it’s the same column, but it reaches many more readers. This week I’m reminding you…

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…

Adventures in Wine Country

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From the Vine, my wine column for the Santa Maria Times and Lompoc Record, was published today, Jan. 29th. You can read my article about Adventures in Wine Country by clicking on this free link: http://santamariatimes.com/lifestyles/columnist/from_the_vine/check-out-these-adventures-in-wine-country/article_5ebc1e2a-82b3-59ce-82c5-4c0841767907.html I also provided links…

From the Vine on WOPN 2017

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My column, From the Vine, was published today in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record, featuring the World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) In the January 15, 2017 column I am promoting WOPN as one of the best wine…

Our Latest Central Coast Delights

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The Central Coast Food Scene Just Keeps on Improving! I’ve been so busy lately, checking out the latest food and wine events and great new restaurants that have been opening that I’ve fallen behind in my posts. But worry not,…

Everybody loves Santa Maria Style BBQ!

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Presqu’ile Wines & Santa Maria Style BBQ–A Perfect Partnership! If you love Santa Maria style barbecue (and is there a Central Coast resident or visitor who doesn’t?), you’re going to want to hear about a great new event created by…

Vina Robles Amphitheatre Rocks!

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Dan and I finally attended our first concert at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, and we left quite impressed! Top acts, artists, renowned bands, there’s something for everyone thanks to Vina Robles When I heard that Tony Bennett…

Blind Tasting with the Somms!

Blind Tasting Reveals Honest Results! This week my wine column in the Santa Maria Times, “From the Vine,” focuses on the honesty of blind wine tasting. In other words, tasters are presented a line-up of wines, usually the same vintage…

Love Daou’s Estate Cabernet–learn more!

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Although Daou Vineyards has already captured a wide audience of fans, there’s much more to know about this Cabernet producer! From the Vine in the Santa Maria Times By Kathy Marcks Hardesty I’m always shocked that so many people still…

2014 was a great year in dining

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Here on the Central Coast, over the past 18-years since Dan and I relocated here, like other local food and wine aficionados, we often wished we had more fine restaurants and eateries like those found throughout Napa Valley. Looking back…