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Thanksgiving Wine

With Thanksgiving only a few days away the challenging task of matching a wine to the traditional feast should be well under way. Thanksgiving challenging? Yes, because the traditional meal does not lend itself easily to one particular wine. 
Thanksgiving Wine Guide

New Paso Robles AVA's Approved

Paso Robles wine just got a lot more complicated—but many local winemakers say that's for the better. Seven years after it was originally petitioned, the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has approved 11 new American Viticultural Areas (AVA) within the existing Paso Robles viticultural area. The move will subdivide Paso’s 614,000 acres—the largest un-subdivided AVA within California—into more distinct winegrowing regions.

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Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. Tasting room in the heart of Edna Valley.
Clautiere Vineyard
Paso Robles - A Winery Like No Other - Come visit this vibrant, colorful & energetic tasting room, gift shop and commercial kitchen for an unforgettable experience.
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
Jada Vineyard & Winery
Visit our west side Paso Robles winery amidst the vineyards and oaks. We produce Jersey Girl Syrah, a Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petite Verdot fruit, a non-traditional Rhone blend with Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot and a 100% Syrah.
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Napa Valley Vineyards
Napa Valley is approximately 35 miles long and one to five miles wide. It’s snug between the Mayacamas and Vaca mountains in northern California and claims some of the most expensive agricultural land in the world. The convergence of the right soils, climate, elevation, and skills of the grape grower and winemaker, make Napa Valley one of the most revered wine appellations in North American.
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Wine Country Weddings
Enjoy the scenic vineyards on your special day by selecting a winery venue for your wedding. Here are a list of central coast wineries offering wedding services.
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Taste For Free
There are over 180 wineries in California that offer complimentary wine tasting. Click on a region to see a Taste For Free winery map along with links to extensive winery and wine tasting information.
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All About Barrels
Chris Cameron, answers the question, "What's the difference with all these barrels?" Learn about forests in Europe and how different wood characteristics are imparted into wine.
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How To Technically Taste Wine
How do you technically taste wine? Many books have been written about the ‘Art and Science of Wine Appreciation’ and it is difficult to summarise it in condensed form. However, there are a number of simple ‘rules’ to be aware of...
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