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From the Vine Spring 2017 Events

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Spring 2017 Events As you all know, I love to share a link to my column in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record (it’s the same column, but it reaches many more readers. This week I’m reminding you…

Central Coast Wine Classic Revamped!

Always Unique–The Central Coast Wine Classic With a wine festival as classic and long-lasting as the Central Coast Wine Classic, I know why it continues to be successful at 31-years strong! Archie McLaren, the creator and founder of the Wine…

Hungry? Earth Day Food & Wine is back!

Earth Day Food & Wine, Saturday, April 23, 2016 If you aren’t hungry yet, you will be after reading this delicious press release from those creative genius’ at the Earth Day Food & Wine HQ! I know I was starving…

Is your apple pie the best ever?

The Avila Beach Apple Pie contest takes place this Sunday, but you still have time to register! I know it’s almost here, the apple pie competition takes place this coming Sunday, September 20th, but that’s more than enough time to…

Oysters galore–shuck yeah!

The annual Oyster Festival is taking place this Saturday, and if you love oysters the way I do, you won’t miss this fine event! For all of you last minute decision makers out there (just like me), you’re only three days away…

An Epic Lunch at the Pismo Beach Hilton

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Surprise, surprise, surprise, I love Chardonnay with Thomas Hill Organics fine cuisine! Today just goes to show you, whenever you attend a Central Coast wine and food festival you never know what kind of extraordinary treat you’re going to be…

Love Daou’s Estate Cabernet–learn more!

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Although Daou Vineyards has already captured a wide audience of fans, there’s much more to know about this Cabernet producer! From the Vine in the Santa Maria Times By Kathy Marcks Hardesty I’m always shocked that so many people still…

Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

Rose wines that refresh and delight! I’ve got to admit, I’ve been getting around quite a bit lately and I’m finding many good values in retail stores and wine shops. For instance, California Fresh in Pismo Beach has their refreshing new…

2014 was a great year in dining

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Here on the Central Coast, over the past 18-years since Dan and I relocated here, like other local food and wine aficionados, we often wished we had more fine restaurants and eateries like those found throughout Napa Valley. Looking back…