Whether it’s Paso Robles, Sonoma, or wherever, it’s a story on what’s going on in wine country.

Villicana 2012 Zin

Zinfandel, Paso Robles, and Everybody Else

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Paso Robles has the best Zinfandel. Period. Everybody else is fine, but for a full appreciation of this singularly American-style grape, Paso Robles has everyone beat. By a mile. (yes, yes, I know. Primitivo. I got it.)
We Olive display

Mini-Vacation and Internet Withdrawal

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Because we were walking - okay, Rod was walking, I was gimping - we didn't plan to purchase anything the first day. Good thing. It was way too easy to slip away into unbridled wine greed when tasting fabulous wines.
so african white zin

White Zin in South Africa. Argh.

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What's interesting - at least to my eyes and is the complete antithesis of American White Zin producers - they are using a green bottle and though I've only been able to look at it in pictures, the wine actually looks, well, *white*!
The Pouring Hotties of Vihuela

Paso Robles Wine Festival 2010 - Uh oh

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Just like wine events all over, the Wine Festival consists of winery activities throughout the long weekend, with the “Grand Tasting” on Saturday afternoon. Last year, we took a lot of video, did interviews, photographed everything, and had a wonderful time. This year, circumstances just won’t cooperate. Dang it.
Zinfandel_grapes

Zin Festival - A Vegas Wineaux Series!

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It wasn't just because of the wines - although that had a lot to do with it - but it was because of the Wild Game BBQ that Augie hosted. So it was our stomachs that made the decision for us. What a shock, right?
hug tasting

Prepping for Tasting at Hug - Zin Fest Fun!

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During this series of videos, you will be introduced to some wineries that will probably be new to you. Like Hug, Villicana , Vines on the Marycrest, and so many others in Paso Robles, many of these are boutique wineries that have a very small, limited production and whose wines you may never experience unless you’re there or a member of their club. Boy do I wish I were rich.
hug tasting

Zin Fest Updates - Coming!

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The Wineaux Guy and I did some reviews of Zinfandels and other wines while there, and we did one-minute commentaries on the various Zins that we tasted at the Grand Tasting. But the most memorable part of this is the hat.