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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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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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West Side Wine Tasting Tour
Paso Robles has dozens of memorable wineries to visit. Here is a tour of five top wineries all within close proximity showcasing a wide variety of wine types, winemaking styles, tasting facilities, and history.
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SLO Harvest Celebration
Over 1,000 people enjoyed the wine and food of the SLO Vintners Harvest Celebration Grand Tasting at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Twenty-seven wineries and twenty-six restaurants from the Central Coast showed off their finest in an afternoon of wine tasting, food sampling, live music, auctions and the celebration a successful harvest. See video from last year.
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Taste for Free Maps - Sonoma
Complimentary wine tasting lets you taste for free. So if the wine does not suit your taste you won't have to pay. Here are maps of wineries with free tasting in Sonoma and links to other regional maps.
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SLO Film Festival
Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, surrounded by lush vineyards, ranchland and a 100-mile coastline, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) is headquartered in the quaint, sophisticated downtown of San Luis Obispo on the spectacular Central Coast of California. Every March the Festival showcases.....
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