Varietal Focus: Cabernet Franc

Wine Business Monthly, recently hosted the 4th WiVi Central Coast Wine Industry Conference and Tradeshow. Loaded with exhibits and seminars geared towards winery owners and winemakers, this is an educational event in Paso Robles and well attended each year. On the agenda, I found a seminar titled “Varietal Focus: Cabernet Franc” and as a cabernet …

A visit to Ancient Peaks

After a fun hike with our dogs at Santa Margarita Lake, my friend and I decided to stop in for a taste at the Ancient Peaks tasting room located in downtown Santa Margarita. I hadn’t been there in awhile and was wowed by the changes they have made. The tasting room has expanded and has …

Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience 2016

On Valentine’s Day, while several of my friends were off doing couples things, I was feeling Rhonely so I attended the Rhone Rangers event at Broken Earth Winery. I certainly wasn’t alone — there were 300 tasters and over 40 wineries. The Rhone Rangers Experience is an annual event, and this may have been the …

Welcome to Eat this with…

I started blogging about food & wine several years ago. It led to my own column in the local newspaper and my first recipe book with food & wine pairings from Paso Robles. When life got too busy I stopped blogging and did very little writing — don’t worry I didn’t give up drinking wine …