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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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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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Does wine really breathe, and does it stand on legs?
Continuing in the discussion of common wine myths, let’s look at the ideas of breathing wine and “legs”. Interestingly, both have something to do with surface area.
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Host a Tasting Party
There are a number of ways to host a wine tasting party and it depends of course on how formal you want to be, if you are going to have food to sample, and what kind of wine focus do you want. These events can be elegant and regal or professional and sober (must you spit at the table?) or just great fun. I have created a list of things to consider and some specific tasting ideas and plans. If you live in the wine country you might ask if a winemaker or winery staff person could lead a tasting. The wine buyer at your local market or wine shop might love the opportunity to be involved.
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Harvest Events
Visiting the wine country during harvest is a great way to see the action in the vineyards, activity in the winery and lots of tasting in the tasting rooms.
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Tasting Room Etiquette
So you want to go wine tasting! This is a great way to enjoy the winecountry, make new wine discoveries and have a wonderful day out with friends. With many great wineries and tasting rooms it is a natural activity for locales and visitors alike. To fully enjoy the experience we have a few guidelines to follow....
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