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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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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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Creston Wine Trail

But that’s okay …they’re also on TripAdvisor and Yelp – among others – and are very highly rated! Can’t wait to try it!

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Far Out Wineries Wine Trail

The landscapes are beautiful, the wineries outstanding, and my ability to get lost while trying to find them, legendary.

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Union Road Wine Trail

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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Wine Trails of Paso Robles. The Project. And Beyond.

Unfortunately, not all of the wine trails are listed in one, easy-to-search place. Until now.

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Buying a Box of Pinot Noir in California!

You’d think that after trashing the Café Zinfandel like I did, the fact that I went out and bought a cube of boxed Pinot Noir would be the height of insanity. And you’d probably be right.

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Stampeded by Coots and a Bad “Wine”

It tasted like cherry soda that had passed by a wine barrel while picking up nuances of Skittles.

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It’s Official! Water is Wet! And So is Box Wine!

We at Vegas Wineaux try very hard not to give the impression that we’re wine snobs. But when news breaks that it takes a little extra care to keep boxed wine fresh and drinkable, our noses immediately shoot up into snooty territory.

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