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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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From the Archives: AAAV Event – Wine with Soul

People, like grapes, come in all colors. And like grapes, can sometimes be surprising with their personalities, characteristics, and the way that other people perceive them.

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Downtown Paso Robles Tasting Rooms

The difference is whether or not you use the spit bucket. If you’re tasting, you use the spit bucket. If you’re drinking, you don’t.

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A Perfect Pairing – an Evening at the Bellagio

I was honest with Tarissa Tiberti, the Executive Director of the Gallery, when I told her that when I thought of Andy Warhol, I thought only of Campbell Soup, LSD, and really bad hair.

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Wineries of Highway 46 East

For example, the Brochelle tasting room, although not on the Union Road Wine Trail, is located next door to Hug Cellars, which is.

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The Pleasant Valley Wine Trail

Loosely meandering in the San Miguel area northeast of the intersection of Hwy 46 and Hwy 101, they represent some of the most incredibly scenic locations in the area.

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From the Archives: Visiting a Taste of Paso Robles

And since my “official photographer” and I snapped almost 200 pictures over the weekend, it took quite a while to go through everything and edit out the bad, the extraneous, the redundant, and the embarrassing, and put the remainder in galleries.

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