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The Renegades Return: Central Coast Small-Lot Wineries to Pour at Third Annual Garagiste Festival

One For The Table | Posted 12.07.2013 | Travel
One For The Table

It was just a little over two years ago that The Garagiste Festival was a mere gleam in the eyes of co-founders. This November 7 - 10th, the Festival is showcasing the talents of 66 winemakers, all of whom handcraft under 1,200 cases of wine per year.

Two Talented Expat Winemakers in California: Ernst Storm and Guillaume Fabre

Richard Jennings | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Winemaking in California has very much been shaped and influenced by a long line of experienced growers and winemakers who moved here from other winemaking countries. And the tradition of young winemakers coming from elsewhere to make wine in California continues.

A Man-tastic Vacation in Wine Country

Tina Swithin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Tina Swithin

"Must dos" for your man-cation to Paso Robles.

Read Your Way to a Food and Wine Destination

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 06.29.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Despite the easy access of information on the web, we are still fans of paper and longer form narrative, and turn to books for inspiration in travel.

Paso Robles: A Wine Lover's Paradise on California's Central Coast

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 06.02.2013 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area) contains over 200 wineries and 26,000 acres of grapevines.

In the Kitchen with Ludo

One For The Table | Posted 03.24.2013 | Taste
One For The Table

It was a bit surreal to find myself standing with Ludo Lefebvre, a top chef, and have him ask me to separate dozens and dozens for a multi-course dinner for 80 people.

Smells Like Rhone Spirit: Tablas Creek's Esprit

Richard Jennings | Posted 12.31.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

For those of us who can get to the Paso Robles area, Tablas Creek's vineyard tour and tasting is one of California's most informative and enjoyable, and I highly recommend it.

Fall On California's Coast

iLoveInns | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
iLoveInns

New England may be the epicenter of fall travel, but California can also get very colorful.

Justin Wine Is a Celebrated American-Style Bordeaux!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Over 50,000 people a year visit Justin Badlwin's vineyard to taste his wines. The Isosceles Reserve is one of America's most sought-after Bordeaux blends and has even been served at a State diner in the White House.

A Perfumer's Take on Wine Aromas

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.27.2012 | Food
Mary Orlin

Alexandre Schmitt's goal is to help people working in the wine industry find a common language to express what they smell when they stick their nose in a glass.

In California, From Goat Cheese To Gaultier

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Jean Paul Gaultier fashion retrospective at the de Young Museum in San Francisco was the perfect pretext for a road trip along one of the world's most spectacular coastal roads.

Interview: Debbie Thomas Of Thomas Hill Organics

Menuism | Posted 05.21.2012 | Food
Menuism

Joe and Debbie Thomas began as a teacher and marketing executive, respectively. But today, they run a ten-acre organic farm in the east hills of Paso Robles, California.

How To Drink Wine Like An Aficionado

Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

According to the US Wine Market Council, the U.S. per capita consumption of wine reached 3.04 gallons in 2010 with an annual production of 71 million ...

The New Napa: Paso Robles

Fathom | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
Fathom

Unwind while you sip varietals, lounge by the pool and hang with genuine cowboys.

Weekend Roadtrip: Sunset Magazine's Savor The Central Coast Food & Wine Festival

NBC Los Angeles | Alysia Gray Painter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAVOR SUNSET: Sunset Magazine seems to extract Californianess from every fresh meal it features in its pages, much like juice from a lemon (a locally ...

Driving Miss Mado (or Five Days on the Road With My 87-Year-Old Mother)

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Road trips with elderly parents must provide a high comfort quotient, starting with a well-appointed sedan and, if possible, luxury hotels. No matter how tired my mother was, when we checked into a gorgeous place, she beamed from ear to ear.