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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…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines!

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This week I have some excellent fine wines you’ll want to find fast, before they sell out! Clos Solene 2014 Hommage Banc Paso Robles This delicious blend of 75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier is quite lovely, and typical of the…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Vina Robles Amphitheatre Rocks!

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Dan and I finally attended our first concert at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles, and we left quite impressed! Top acts, artists, renowned bands, there’s something for everyone thanks to Vina Robles When I heard that Tony Bennett…

Anglim Winery

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Steve and Steffanie Anglim Share a Passion for Paso Robles Wine For those of you who don’t subscribe to the Santa Maria Times, here’s a link to my column From the Vine about Anglim Winery in Paso Robles. I had…

SummerWood offers a grand experience!

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Make SummerWood Winery & Inn’s gorgeous estate a  must stop on your itinerary! I’ve been to SummerWood Winery & Inn events many times over the past several years, and I’ve always walked away impressed by everything they offer the wine…

From the Vine on Los Alamos

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Living the good life in the quaint town of Los Alamos! If you haven’t been to Los Alamos, the sleepy little country town just 15 miles south of Santa Maria, you have been missing out! Let me tell you, this…