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Following Zach – Part Three. Herbs & Rye.

I compare a good mixologist to a good chef; he's someone who knows his ingredients, preparation, best practices, and how the resulting cocktail should taste.
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Santa Maria Valley

You won't regret it and you'll taste wines that will make you take a step back (The Wineaux Guy™'s term for a really good wine that stuns you).
2001 Provenance Carneros Merlot

I Drink No Wine That’s Past Its Prime

And then I tasted it. Dammit.

Vegas Wineaux Samples Policy

While my reviews are focused largely on wines that I have purchased, received as gifts, are a part of a wine club shipment, etc., I accept samples for tasting and review.

From the Archives: Who, What, and Why is The Vegas Wineaux Anyway?

Assuming that these questions come from a place of really wanting to know – as opposed to trying to get me to stop – I can think of only one answer: Passion.
Vineyard in Paso Robles

Hidden Wineries of Paso Robles – East and West

I don't know if this is a "trail," per se, but I found it on Wine Country Getaways. The site is, as expected, primarily focused on Sonoma and Napa, as well as other Wine Countries throughout the U.S.
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Highway 46 West

This is one of the most expansive wine trails, but once you're in "the neighborhood," you don't have to go far to get to the next one. In a word, Explore!
Rod showing stellar swirling

From the Archives: Zin Festival – A Vegas Wineaux Interview

When we last went to the Zin Fest in 2010 (has it been that long?!?) we never expected to be interviewed by the local paper!

Pacific Coast Wine Trail

The drive from Paso Robles on Hwy 46 West to Hwy 1 is a beautiful one in the Spring, and you just have to visit them. The trip is more than worth it, and depending upon your dedication to speed limits, may only take about 20 minutes.
El Cotes du Paso Robles

A Yummy Côtes du Wha…??

I almost never talk about "budget-friendly" wines. But this bottle caught my eye when I was doing research (yeah, that's it) for another project I'm working on.