Paso Robles

    The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines

    09.17.2014 The Taste of Something New: Introducing Solminer Wines Many things motivate the ambitious wine lover, but the curious joy of discovery often ranks highest among the forces that drive us to drink widely.

    11 readers - By Vinography: A Wine Blog

    Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

    I have previously posted about the excellent seminars at Rom Toulon’s 24 Hubert Wines in Tribeca (see my posts about Alphonse Mellot and Fritz Wieninger’s Wiener Gemischter Satz). This past week I attended another top-notch seminar at the Manhattan store, presented by master sommelier Joe Spellman, winery sommelier for JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery in Paso Robles, on California’s Central Coast.

    9 readers - By Letting the Wine Speak

      Four Vines Biker Zinfandel – Aggressively Awesome! - - 7 readers - Home Wine Regions Californian Wine Four Vines Biker Zinfandel – Aggressively Awesome! by Tim Lemke - Sep 8, 2014 I first discovered Four Vines��back in 2008 at the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. ��Well, I discovered them in the same sense that Columbus discovered America. ��They were already around and doing quite well, I just happened to become aware of them then.

      Restaurant Files: Gastro Bar in Stamford, CT

      Talk-A-Vino - - 7 readers - Stamford, the town where I live, is a vibrant, “alive”, modern city, with no shortage of the restaurants (according to the Trip Advisor, Stamford, a city of about 123,000 has 390 restaurants – I believe that accounts for McDonalds “restaurants” as well, but still).

      Great Fall Wine Finds from California

      Sipped In California - - 6 readers - Pages Great Fall Wine Finds from California The wine variety and selection from California is fantastic, with hundreds of vineyards and wineries across the state catering to every taste and budget. Here are a few California Wine finds from Total Wine & More for Fall. Great value and just maybe you'll find your new favorite for everyday drinking.

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      Paso Robles Eats: Black Stallion Bar & Grill

      …Paso Robles Eats: Black Stallion Bar & Grill So, Black Stallion Bar & Grill isn’t brand new but it’s brand new to us. To be honest, I don’t know how long they’ve been open but it’s been a little while. Anyways, this spot is, believe it or not, in the Food4Less strip mall on the corner of Creston and Niblick here in Paso Robles (right…

      2 readers - By Hoot n Annie

      Eight Great Wine Finds from the Summer Search 2014

      … Chardonnay, Monterey Valley/Sonoma Ca, 2012. ($23.) Could be the best value in the group, a Burgundian style of Chardonnay reflects cool climate grapes. Crisp flavors of green apple. Lorimar Winery Nocturne Syrah/Viognier, Temecula CA. 2011. $40. An eclectic blend of Rhone Valley French perfume-like wine that was a hit in the recent CRUSH event…

      1 readers - By Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update

      Q&A – Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery, Part 2

      …, in the winery, or in the tasting room? Chris: Winery Matt: Favorite wine and food pairing? Chris: Aged Riesling and fresh Lavender and Coconut ice cream Matt: How is harvest this year looking as well as this particular vintage? Chris: A bit too early to tell but so far yields are lower than expected and everything has been very ripe and flavorsome. Will get back to you on the rest a bit later. The post Q&A – Chris Cameron of Broken Earth Winery, Part 2 appeared first on Hoot n Annie.…

      4 readers - By Hoot n Annie

      The Week in Zinfandel (9/22/14)

      …The Week in Zinfandel (9/22/14) by Tom Lee on September 29, 2014 Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! The Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley write about Harvest 2014: The Latest From Dry Creek Valley. Cliff’s Wine Picks…

      1 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      Restaurant Files: Gastro Bar in Stamford, CT

      … that dessert was of a reasonable size. The Cheesecake had very nice density – not too hard, but not easily falling apart either. And as I like all the things coffee, the Espresso Crème Brûlée was just a wow finish to this outstanding meal with its clear coffee profile. As usual, a big thanks to the Executive Chef Fernando Gomez, and I’m also glad…

      7 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      San Luis Obispo County: October 2014 Events

      … like squash and apples. The end of the year is imminent, and to help carry us into the holiday season is the warm month of October—jam-packed with SLO County festivals and annual seasonal events. From digging clams at the Pismo Beach Clam Festival, to drinking local wines at Paso Robles Wine Country's Harvest Wine Weekend, to gawking at scarecrows…

      3 readers - By Elizabeth in SLO

      Four Days in Paso Robles - Day One

      … in Pasadena, earlier this year, and her Zinfandel was my pick of the tasting. The J.Dusi tasting room is fairly new, but the Dusi name is synonymous with Paso Robles Zinfindel. Janell is the grand-daughter of famed Paso Robles grape grower, Dante Dusi. Janell was in the backroom when we arrived, having been up since early that morning, harvesting…

      4 readers - By The Sommelier Update

      Savor the Central Coast of California Food and Wine Festival 2014

      … Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Just one day’s journey from San Luis Obispo and the San Miguel Mission, it was a convenient layover for travelers on El Camino Real. The Asistencia was built circa 1817, and is one of the first recorded uses of mortar in California. Today the 13,900acre ranch is owned by the Rossi, Filipponi, and Wittstrom families, whose…

      5 readers - By Vino Con Vista Italy

      #WW Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise from Paso Robles California

      …We are always on the lookout for a good drop at a great price. This weeks wine drank at home with dinner that rose above the rest was a cracking drop from Chronic Cellars in Paso Robles. This was a lovely drop that went with Lasagna and BBQ spiced pork chops as well. Probably would go with any BBQ style food as well as pastas. To quote the winery…

      3 readers - By WineWalkabout

      Lisa Pretty on Savor the Central Coast, Wine, Food, and Life

      … with your best body”….let’s face it, every wants to look good on vacation and get the most out of an adventure. I will also be signing copies of my Eat This With…Paso Robles Wine 2 book at the Savor Store Saturday 12:15-1:00 and Sunday 1:15-2:00. I am delighted that the Savor store is selling the book for a Savor special price of just $20/book all weekend…

      1 readers - By Hoot n Annie

      DTC, snobs and marketing segmentation: A personal view

      … or Twitter account, they “recommend” appropriate wines. For me, they suggested three brands I’ve never heard of: a Wonderful Wine Co. red blend from Paso Robles, a Black Market Cabernet-Petit Verdot blend from Livermore, and Casa de Lila Airén, a white wine from Spain. Beyond these three wines, there are others on the website I could buy. They all have…

      5 readers - By STEVE HEIMOFF

      Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2010

      … in their sophisticated understanding of the white Rhone varieties and just how to make them balanced and intriguing rather than over-the-top. Another Approach to Rhone Varieties in California Tablas Creek was one of the most important investments in Paso Robles and was instrumental in raising awareness and exploding investment in the region. Tablas Creek’s approach…

      8 readers - By Just Grapes

      Purple Cowboy Tenacious Red 2012

      … experiences”. Her previous 17 year experience in the wine industry includes time with E&J Gallo and Trinchero Family Estates. Both her husband and son are professional rodeo cowboys. Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from the eastern half of the Paso Robles appellation. Tasting Notes: Bright garnet in colour with aromas of raspberry jam, honey…

      3 readers - By the buddha in your glass

      Joe Spellman on JUSTIN Vineyard and Winery and Landmark Vineyards

      …, apple, and pear, with a crisp, refreshing minerality and a long finish. Lean, clean, citrusy and meant to be enjoyed young. 2012 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, $25. Juicy, ripe red and black fruit, hand picked and hand sorted, aged in small American oak barrels (30% new) for 16 months, and displaying the very low and soft tannins typical of Paso…

      9 readers - By Letting the Wine Speak

      The Long Tail Wine Post

      …The rise of the Internet made popular the concept of the long tail — serving a great number of interests and niches individually small in number but collectively making up a significant population. A long tail strategy is the opposite of offering a few products broadly popular to a mass market. Long tail in the context of online wine research…

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