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BlogPaso Trip

The Road to Hell…

That being said, I was going to go to at least four to five wineries/olive oil producers each day, take lots of pictures, and document everything carefully and thoroughly. Well, two out of three ain’t bad.

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BlogPaso Trip

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Meanwhile, I have a gazillion pictures, hours of videos, and pages upon pages of notes and observations to sift through as I share my experiences during this wonderful trip.

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BlogPaso TripWine Country

REALLY Vacationing

Something has happened during my time here, and that’s called “resting.”

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First Paso Post!

The Wineaux Guy thankfully talked me off the precipice, insisting that 5:00 a.m. was not “late.” Ok. He had a point.

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Wine Trails of the Central Coast
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What’s Coming Soon!

Of course, there are some wines that are made to be horrific on purpose, and I don’t mind slamming them. With enthusiasm.

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Hahn Pinot Noir
BlogReviewsWines

Sometimes You Just Want a Glass of Wine

As I noted earlier, I didn’t need something from the I-Can’t-Believe-I-Spent-That-Much-For-A-Bottle-Of-Wine cooler. So the Hahn Pinot fit the bill perfectly.

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Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) Wine Trail

They have come together to show that Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is now a force in the wine world, and they are going to be its evangelists.

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Going to “Wine Country”

In between there will be roaming the California coast from Santa Barbara to Solvang, Paso Robles to Monterey. My cameras and notepads are at the ready, and I’m jonesing for adventure.

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When the Wine You Hate is the Wine You Love

I remember enjoying it because it came out of a bottle that had a cork and wasn’t cloyingly sweet. It was a real wine, and I never drank the Strawberry Hill again.

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Chinese Merlot
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Drugstore Wine, Screwcap Corkscrew, Chinese Merlot

There were no smiles, just puzzled, furrowed brows. Except for mine, of course. I had a barely-contained evil grin.

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BlogWines

Pinirvana (That’s Pinot Nirvana)

The finish was exquisite, lengthy, and sensual, which gave me a “I’ll have what’s she’s having” moment which the men around me immediately noticed.

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California Pizza Kitchen – Good Food, Good Wine, Good Cause

It’s a stick of butter disguised as a cake. It’s so good. So rich. I felt my thighs fluff and my arteries harden from just one bite.

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