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Ancient Peaks Always Makes it Fun!

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Great Wines & Great Times at Ancient Peaks! When I’m choosing which Central Coast wine club  I want to belong to (or any other great wine region), first and foremost I have to love the wines. Following in a very…

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,…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wine

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Central Coast Wine! Here, once again, are some of the wines that Dan and I have enjoyed recently. Although I don’t provide points, I wanted you to know that any wine on this page has to…

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…

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…

Rendarrio & Paydirt Fine Wines

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The fine wines of Rendarrio and Paydirt in Paso Robles This week in my From the Vine column in the Santa Maria Times (published today, August 9, 2015), I wrote about these two fine Paso Robles tasting rooms that share…

Winemaker Austin Hope Celebrates the 4th of July

Celebrate the 4th of July in style with fine wines by Paso Robles winemaker Austin Hope! Nothing says summertime and sizzle like the annual 4th of July coming up next Saturday, I love celebrating the United States of America’s birthday!…

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…

Looking for fun this weekend? Ziplines!

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Margarita Adventures offers a great time with ziplines and more! I was always a scaredy-cat when I was a kid, even through my teenage years I was never too adventurous. Perhaps that’s why I’m always willing to try new things…