Category Results for: California Wine

 

Paso Robles: The Food

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

While we frequently enjoy wine with food, our writings here on Wine Peeps generally focus on the wine first. Don’t get me wrong, food is important and there are plenty of food blogs out there for you foodies. We just want to be your first stop when it comes to wine. However, on my recent […]

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Book Review: Been Doon So Long

Friday, June 4th, 2010

I need to tell you right up front that you have to be somewhat of a different sort of wine geek to even understand what author Randall Grahm is saying most of the time. But if you like wine and literature and enjoy parodies, this is your book. By the way, Been Doon So Long: […]

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Paso Robles: Crash Courses at Steinbeck Vineyards

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Looking for a unique wine country experience that takes you beyond the tasting room? The Crash Courses at Steinbeck Vineyards in Paso Robles, California, could be the answer for you. Members of the Steinbeck family, who have been farming in the Paso Robles area for six generations, teach the courses. Participants have the rare opportunity […]

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Paso Robles: Dusi Vineyard

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Dusi Vineyard is located in west Templeton, California, in the Paso Robles AVA. The Dusi family is well-known for growing top-notch Zinfandel, which is considered the heritage variety of Paso Robles because it had a strong influence on the growth and development of the local wine industry. Sylvester and Caterina Dusi immigrated to the United […]

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Paso Robles: Signature Varietal?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Some wine regions have gained legendary status because of the popularity of one signature varietal; think Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or Oregon Pinot Noir. Prior to my recent trip to explore Paso Robles wine country, I was uncertain as to whether or not the region had a signature varietal. I was familiar with the proliferation […]

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Paso Robles: California’s Emerging Wine Region

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Located along the Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is California’s third largest and fastest growing wine region. The town of Paso Robles (“Paso” to the locals) is the heart of Paso Robles wine country. The Paso Robles AVA was established in 1983 and has expanded a couple of times […]

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Taste Washington 2010: The Complete Recap

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Hosted annually by the Washington Wine Commission, Taste Washington is dubbed “the ultimate wine experience.” This past weekend brought Washington wine lovers from around the country to Seattle to drink, eat, and be merry. The event is a wine and food lover’s paradise. The festivities kicked off on Friday with the Washington Wine Restaurant Awards, […]

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Markham Vineyards: Cabernets and Philanthropy

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

While we enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, too often we find them to be priced way out of our budgets. Recently, we discovered two Napa Cabs that, while not inexpensive, deliver good bang-for-your-buck. And on top of that, they recognize philanthropic efforts which are a great thing in my book. We had the opportunity […]

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A Wine for Tonight: 2008 FishEye Pinot Grigio

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2008 FishEye Pinot Grigio from California. Our selection criteria include: A […]

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Bouchaine Vineyards: 2007 Estate Pinot Noir

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Regular readers know that it’s not often that I give high praise to a Pinot. However, we recently had the opportunity to taste the 2007 Bouchaine Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir in a samples tasting, and it was excellent. Bouchaine Vineyards is the oldest continuously operated winery in the Carneros District of the Napa Valley in […]

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