Bubbly

Fine Wine Finds!

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When it comes to discovering fine wines, our search is relentless! And if you love wine like we do, we have to ask: isn’t yours? We want you to know we have you in mind, dear followers, whenever we find…

From the Vine–Got Bubbly?

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Here at Central Coast Critic, we’re always ready to pop the Bubbly cork! My Santa Maria Times column, “From the Vine” which also appears in the Lompoc Record, was published today. This week From the Vine is all about sparkling…

Kathy’s Choice Fine Wines

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Here are the fine CC wines we’ve enjoyed lately! There are so many awesome, artisan wines to be found on the Central Coast, and we love them all, bubbly, white, rose, or red.              …

From the Vine on Los Alamos

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Living the good life in the quaint town of Los Alamos! If you haven’t been to Los Alamos, the sleepy little country town just 15 miles south of Santa Maria, you have been missing out! Let me tell you, this…

Two of our favorite California Bubblies

Make it a sparkling holiday season with California bubblies! During this beautiful time of year, we drink much more bubbly than usual. And why not, it’s sparkling personality make it perfect for celebrating every holiday moment. While we love the…

Laetitia’s delicious sparkling wines

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I just received a press release from Parker Sanpei Lifestyle Public Relations in San Luis Obispo (www.parkersanpei.com) about Laetitia’s sparkling wines for the holiday season. I didn’t write this press release but thought it was some great information to pass…

The best wines from early 2014

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Wine writer Norm Roby was the first wine teacher I ever had, which happened in 1986. His wonderful insights in wine appreciation have never been forgotten. He was the wine instructor and student counselor at the California Culinary Academy (CCA)…

An ode to Champagne

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BubblyFest by the Sea in Pismo Beach is almost here, yet tickets to most of its events are sold out. This is your last opportunity to get tickets to the Grand Tasting on Saturday at the Seacrest Oceanfront Hotel. The…

Upcoming reports on CCC

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I’m hoping all of you, my friends and newcomers, will stay tuned in for my upcoming reports: I’ll be covering the inaugural Bubbly Fest in Pismo Beach, my first visit to Switzerland and tasting of Matthias Gubler’s Swiss Pinot Noirs,…

J Brut Rose

Dan and I had this beauty yesterday and had another glass it was so creamy and elegant. It’s pretty pink hue leads to tasty notes of raspberries, strawberries, and floral notes with subtle nuances of bread and Meyer lemon. I…