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Central Coast Wine Country

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Central Coast Wine Country Is there anything better than a day spent in Central Coast wine country? Not in our book of great adventures! My goodness, there’s little better than a trip away from paradise to make you return home…

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…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 3/9/2016

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Kathy’s Choice 3.9.16 You’ve seen these excellent wine brands here regularly, and they deserve the press for the consistently great wines they produce. Stephen Ross 2013 Pinot Noir Chorro Creek Vineyard Grown in SLO County, this delicious Pinot Noir is a…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 2/23/16

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My choices this week include two outstanding Pinot Noirs and a great Grenache Baker and Brain 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Floodgate Vineyard The perfectly ripe fruit in this delightful wine just bowled us over. It was irresistible from…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines 2/17/16

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Kathy’s Choice in Fine Central Coast Wines I’m all over the board here, today, with my usual favorites of Pinot Noir, Rose, and Grenache. Being all locally grown and produced wines they won’t be hard to find, either at the…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Roses 2/11/16

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Our love for Rose lasts year round! This week I’m excited about Roses, and Dan and I have been drinking some mighty fine new releases lately. Remember, Rose isn’t just for the hot, steamy days of summer anymore. At Chez…

Stephan Bedford’s Mushroom Festival

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My From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times on the Mushroom Festival! I provide some important information about Bedford Winery’s 10th Annual Mushroom Festival, where you’ll learn much more about fungi by joining the fun with winemaker Stephan…

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…

Great Wines for Drinking on Thanksgiving!

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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…

Kathy Choice in Wines Sept. 16

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Three dramatically different wines, each one awesome, made this week’s choice in fine wines purely a pleasure (as if that wasn’t always the case with my recommendations)! Bedford 2010 Grenache Santa Barbara County Dramatic and rich, this deeply layered Grenache…