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Carlson Wines–A Rock Solid Artisan!

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Carlson Wines–A Great Find! Many popular winemakers are newcomers to the Central Coast, our outstanding wine appellations attract a lot of talented people who want to make wine here. Yet there are many small brands here, made by winemakers who…

Great Wines for Drinking on Thanksgiving!

The Dooleys 2015

Here’s my list of winemakers’ tips to enhance your holiday meals! As always, every other Sunday I like to provide a link to my Santa Maria Times column, From the Vine, which you can access free of charge (or obnoxious…

One winemaker’s love for agriculture

Clay and Coby

When it comes to food friendly wines there’s one SLO County that I always think of, Claiborne and Churchill in Edna Valley. They’re highly respected for their array of excellent white and red wines, the classics from Alsace, Burgundy and…

The history of several Edna Valley wineries

Baileyana

I wrote this story in fall of 2009, but the information about the upcoming harvest celebration is about the harvest party that will take place in November. While reading about winemaker Mike Sinor and his upcoming wine tasting in Edna…