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Welcome to Your Independent Guide to the Wine Country. Find detailed information on hundreds of wineries, read reviews, map your journey or write your own winery reviews. Note: Write six winery reviews and we will send you a free gift.

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LA Winefest

LA Winefest 2015  May 30 - 31, 2015

The LAWineFest brings hundreds of wines, brews and spirits from around the world to your doorstep in a fun, relaxed environment. (Yes, we’re the WineFest. But turns out even wine lovers need a break to sip something else new and noteworthy too.)  The Fest also offers educational and entertaining presentations on a variety of wine topics, live entertainment,  a score of LA’s most popular food trucks, boutiques to browse, festival merchandise and more!

Click here for more information. Remember to use CWA15 when purchasing your tickets!

 

Wine And Your Health

Wine in our culture has been coursing through our veins for a long time, with differing views on its benefits and draw backs.

For a long time there has been a general consensus that a glass of red wine a day is actually beneficial to our health. Of course, when one group of people say one thing, there is always another group who will oppose them, and so it is with this theory.

A study published in ‘Science Magazine’ carried out by Harvard Medical School researchers, has shown that the anti-oxidants in red wine specifically resveratrol, actually speed up the production of SIRT1 which is a serum that speeds up cells energy production to help block diseases. With this extra energy production comes the ability to slow down the signs of ageing, and it could also help combat age related problems such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Strokes.  Read more

Suggested Wineries
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
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.
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Santa Barbara and its 100 wineries
Not only is Santa Barbara home to some of the state's most impressively priced real estate, it is home to some remarkable wines and wineries. From cool coastal vineyards near Santa Maria to the warmer climes of Santa Ynez this region has come of age producing highly prized fruit, attracting quality winemakers and impressive winery ventures.
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Why I love Wine
“Why do you love wine?” I’m often asked why I love wine from other wine tasters and wine enthusiasts. In writing winery reviews for the California Winery Advisor I’ve tasted wine at almost 600 wineries! I ought to have an idea.
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Five Steps To a Perfect Wine Country Weekend
This article can help you plan a weekend in wine country. Many visitors to wine country come from nearby cities and stay only a few days. This article will help people planning a wine country weekend make the most of the time they have. It also covers important topics like planning for transportation. Finally, it encourages readers to leave reviews so the next traveler has a resource for planning.
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Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail
Santa Barbara has a thriving urban wine trail in the heart of the beach side city that is famous for laid back sophistication. There are 17 wineries on the wine trail map, from some of the most well know and least known producers in the area.
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Roll Out the Barrels
Roll Out the Barrels Weekend, every May, has over twenty participating wineries from the San Luis Obispo Wine Region. Plan a visit to the San Luis Obispo Wine Country for a weekend you'll never forget! See Video.
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