Paso Robles Holidays in the Wine Country
Paso Robles is a diverse, robust wine region with large resort style wineries making dozens of wines and small family run places that may make just a couple of wines from their own estate grapes. The region is more relaxed, rural and unpretentious than other wine areas and with over 150 tasting rooms there is plenty to taste!
How To Match
Here are some basic guidelines to making the right decisions when combining wine with food. The key is balance—balancing heavy foods with rich wines, moderate foods with medium bodied wines, lighter foods with light wines and sweet foods with sweet wines. Also look for complementary or contrasting flavors to make an impression on your palate (think blue cheese and Port). Ultimately it comes down to your individual tastes but here are a few tips, hints, ideas, and thoughts.
Diversity in Sonoma
There are twelve distinct wine growing areas in Sonoma County producing a range of wines from large and small producers. Vineyards tend to be smaller here than in neighboring counties and are typically family owned. The tasting room staffs are frequently the winemakers, owners or family members and pleased to describe their philosophies, grape growing and wine-making techniques.
Paso Rhone Wine Producers
Paso Robles has been growing wine grapes for decades yet it is only since the early 1990’s that Rhone grape varieties have been cultivated. The region has a similar geography and climate to the Rhone River Valley in France.
Lake County Announces People's Choice Awards
Lake County “People’s Choice Wine Awards” were held at Langtry Estates in November and they has just announced their awards. This consumer event attracted 300 people to the Lake County wine region for an afternoon of wine tasting, voting, food, and friends.