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The Qupe-Verdad Tasting Room is Open!

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It’s time, once again, for my From the Vine Column about the opening of the new Qupe-Verdad tasting room in the Santa Maria Times  Of course, all of my regular followers already know my bi-weekly From the Vine column also…

Kathy’s Choice For Central Coast Wines

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We’ve had some fine Central Coast wines lately, that made Kathy’s Choice. If there’s one thing we do often, besides drink fine Central Coast wines, it’s buy them. And when we love them, we stock up, we’re talking case purchases…

Lumen’s Outstanding Wines

Lumen Wines by Lane Tanner and Will Henry I first met and interviewed winemaker Lane Tanner in 1996 when Dan and I relocated to SLO County from San Francisco. And who doesn’t love this charming pioneer for women winemakers in…

Our Choice of Best Central Coast Wines

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The Best Central Coast Wines When it comes to fine wines here on the Central Coast, well, we all have our favorites. But that’s because our favorite wineries come through year after year, good vintage or bad, with genuinely impressive…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Fine Central Coast Wines You Should Try! Here are a few more great wines you might want to discover soon, because these great wineries always sell out quickly. We also offer some great values from elsewhere. We have loved Stephen Ross…

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…

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…

Wine Wednesday

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Here’s to Wine Wednesday! Well, it’s Wednesday and many writers and bloggers make a great fuss over recommending wine on Wednesday. At Chez Hardesty, wine is celebrated every day at the dinner table. In my mind, wine is as necessary to…

Kathy’s Pick in Fine Wines

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Our Latest Recommendations in Fine Wines! If you know our taste in fine wines (and brews), and agree that most of our selections are very special drinks, you’ll want to find these wines we’ve been drinking lately! In no particular…

Chef Jeffry’s at Barton’s Kitchen Window

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Touring Paso Robles with 101 Wine Tours, led by entrepreneur and certified sommelier Laura Jeffrey recently, was one helluva a fun-filled journey! During an excellent visit to Paso Robles Wine Country we visited so many great places in one day,…