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The Garagiste Wine Festival is taking over the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on July 11th 2015. Come meet leading edge winemakers while sampling some of the best wines in California. The Garagiste are winemakers you will not find in your corner liquor store and may not even find on a long weekend in wine country. These are dedicated craft producers who only release very limited quantities of amazing wine each year. Be one of the few to discover the next great wine trend!

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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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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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Mendocino County's Laid Back Wine Country
Each wine region in California has its own unique style and personality. From the magnificent coast, to Alexander Valley, to the warm interior, serious winemakers are quietly making some of the states most distinctive wines. The mood is relaxed, knowing, and celebratory. Learn more about the regions and wines of this "off the beaten path" part of California's wine country.
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How to Taste Wine, without spilling it on your shirt.
Wine tasting is not the same as just drinking it. To experience the true flavor of a wine requires that you pay attention to your senses of sight, smell, touch, as well as taste. The way I look at it is that if I am paying $10, $20 or even $50 or more for a bottle of wine, I want to make sure I squeeze every nickel of taste out of that wine. It's not pretentious--it's being frugal!
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Cottonwood Canyon Winery
Santa Maria-- At the northernmost end of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail lies the unique and interesting winery of Cottonwood Canyon. Sitting on a small hillside, the rectangular tasting facility sits above the wine caves as it looks out over the Santa Maria Valley and their cool coastal estate vineyards.
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Paso Robles - 200 Wineries!
The Paso Robles region has been growing grapes and making wine since the Mission period in the late 1700's. In the past 10 to 15 years the area has seen a surge in quality grape production and wine making facilities. 217 bonded wineries reside here but almost 60% of the grape production is sold outside the county.
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Wine Country After Dark
A recent trip through the north coast wine region resulted in some great new winery finds, a couple of good meals and some wonderful wine country hospitality. We found our days full, but our evenings a little on the quiet side until we ventured 25 minutes north of Calistoga to the wine village of Middletown, in Lake County. Here we found what we were looking for.
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