Tag Archives: Central Coast Wine

Food & Wine Thursdays: Fear and Loathing in the Santa Ynez Valley

You feel it creeping into the pit of your stomach. It’s there and it’s more than just the two tri-tip sandwiches you’ve had for lunch. You’ve had too much Syrah. (Can you have too much Syrah?) You’re drunk but you’re … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: The New Face of Natural Cali Wine

For far too long “natural,” in the context of wine, has been nearly synonymous with funky, earthy, so-called “terroir”-driven wines. The implication being that the presence of fruit flavor and aroma¬† is ancillary to these other flavors and aromas; by … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Central Coast Wine Making Renaissance

For a long time, Paso Robles was a punchline for wine geeks. The region built its reputation on giant, powerful red wines–Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and California Rhone Blends–which routinely pushed alcohol levels past 16% ABV and routinely received 90+ points … Continue reading

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