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Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

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Fine Central Coast Wines–They’re Easy to Find–If You Live Here! That said, if you don’t find them early enough after they’re first released, you will miss out. That’s why we’re here to help you discover the best of them. And…

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…

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…

Byron Vineyards

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Byron Vineyards–A Santa Maria Valley Pioneer Still Reigns In my From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc record, I cover the Central Coast’s fine wineries twice monthly. You can easily read it free by clicking…

Baseball & Qupé!

Spring Training, the Dodgers, and Qupé Wines! When I received a recent newsletter by email from Bob Lindquist, the founder of the uber-popular Qupé in Santa Maria Valley, I was so excited. My love for baseball and the Giants is only topped…

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 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…

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…

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…