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Highway 46 East

Wineries of Highway 46 East

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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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Union Road Wine Trail

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The numbers of wineries in Paso Robles have exploded so much in the past few years that it would take a month or two - or six - to visit them all. My liver and I aren't quite that brave yet.
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Paso Robles Olive Festival!

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We met several of the Olive Oil producers, and learned how to do an Olive Oil tasting. It's noisy and sounds pretty disgusting, but boy oh boy! While I've always loved Olive Oil, until I learned exactly *why* I love it through proper tasting, I realized that I had been missing out on the full pleasure of the oil.
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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.)
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2010 Hug Cellars Cedar Lane Vineyard Pinot Noir

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It's Saturday night, and I've spent the last several hours visiting my mother in the hospital (she's doing fine, by the way. Flirting with the young single male help. She's 90 and disappointed that they won't flirt back), and talking to the Wineaux Guy.
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A Tale of Two Ages - New Wine or Old?

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One of the complaints I've received about my occasional tasting notes and/or videos is that I'm tasting wines that sometimes cannot be purchased anywhere any more. I would like to say I'm sorry, but I'm really not.
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Updates, Memories, and New Years

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The Wineaux Guy and I got to visit Paso Robles several times during the year, and those times were very relaxing for both of us. We didn't always get to visit friends while we were there, but love the town and it's a perfect getaway weekend for us. Paso Robles has that old-fashioned small town feel that is balm to a stressed out soul.
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Don't Know What I'm Doing - No Problem!

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This wasn't a one-time, in-one-sitting tasting. This turned out to be a three-day adventure for him and a nearly identical adventure for me. And most of it's 'cause we don't know everything we should know about Mourvèdre. But we do know just enough to be dangerous.
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Hugs and Kisses in Pink!

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I needed a Rosé that acted like it was older than a high-school coed, with personality, charm, and strength. A grownup. And since I was in the mood for a Rosé, I grabbed one of my bottles of 2009 Hug Cellars xoxo Rosé. Hugs and Kisses. Get it?