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Ancient Peaks Always Makes it Fun!

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Great Wines & Great Times at Ancient Peaks! When I’m choosing which Central Coast wine club  I want to belong to (or any other great wine region), first and foremost I have to love the wines. Following in a very…

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…

Get Your Thrill at Margarita Ranch

Looking for Fun on Valentine’s Weekend?   Get your thrills while celebrating your love on a day of adventure and fun at Margarita Ranch in this sweet offer over the weekend from Margarita Adventures! I received this press release from…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wine

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January 27, 2016—It’s Wine Wednesday! Dry Creek 2013 Zinfandel Old Vines Dry Creek Valley I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing Zinfandel, which proves what a difference you find in wines that were grown on “Old Vines.” It’s a blend of 75%…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Kathy’s Choice 01/12/2016 So many fine wines, so little time! El Lugar 2012 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley One of the hottest new brands on the Central Coast, this fine, highly-limited brand was created by winemaker Coby…

The Rest of the Best Wines of 2015!

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A Salute to Wines Enjoyed in 2015! By Kathy Marcks Hardesty Many of these wines were so impressive, we returned to the tasting rooms and bought more. There’s no better compliment than going back for more! Of course, they all…

Wine Tasting Fouls at Midnight Cellars!

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Winemaking etiquette at Midnight Cellars in Paso Robles! Here’s a brief but fun twist on poor etiquette in tasting rooms, you don’t want to be this guy! But if you do want to join him, pay a visit to Midnight…

Ancient Peaks Cafe in Santa Margarita!

The New Ancient Peaks Cafe! The opening of the Ancient Peaks Cafe in Santa Margarita promises fine foods perfectly suited to pair with their fine wines!  Ancient Peaks invites you come discover their new cafe which specializes in local-ranch-to-table fare…

The Filipponi’s historic tasting room

The great family behind Filipponi Cellars  I’ve known Herb and Diane many years now, and their daughter Dana (Filipponi) Milstead, but I only really learned their family’s long history here recently. Stopping in at their awesome new tasting room, I…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines August 19, 2015 Good deals in fine wines are in abundance today, and they’re all still available! It suddenly occurred to me this morning that on some date in August 1986, I had my first…