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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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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
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.
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
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.
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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Sterling Vineyards Selected for Academy Awards Ball
Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Napa winery, was featured at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Ball, the official party following the 81st Annual Academy Awards. This was the 6th consecutive year that Sterling Vineyards has been poured at the event.
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How to open a wine bottle
Here is a short video on the basics of wine appreciation. You can't get a taste without an open bottle! Here is a short video on how to open a wine bottle with those pesky openers.
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California Wine Month
Destinations across the Golden State pop corks every September to celebrate California Wine Month! From special tastings, yoga and harvest tours to hands-on wine immersion experiences and festivals, there are more than 80 fun ways to celebrate throughout California's diverse regions.
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Deals at Wine.com
Wine.com is the leading online retailer of wines on the Internet with good wines at reasonable prices. You can buy one or two bottles or a case or more often with free shipping...
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Sniffing the Cork
So often in popular culture, certain beliefs and convictions make their way into popular (or popularly accepted) wisdom. Some myths are debunked and some persist and are propagated over the years. This series will tackle a few common myths from the wine. The first installment will be about sniffing the cork.
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