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

Focus on Paso Robles – …And New!

Paso Robles is quickly becoming an extended destination point and is certainly worth the time to spend, hang out, and taste the wines of one of the best wine regions in California.

Focus on Paso Robles – Tin City

One view of Tin City
And then there's Tin City, which I view as Paso's answer to the Ghetto, only cuter.

Focus on Paso Robles – Visiting Old Friends…

It was too late to pick up my allocation because there was no more room in the (full-sized!) SUV.

Focus on Paso Robles – Epoch Estate Wines

Epoch Logo
Bone dry, it sported hints of citrus, tart cherries, apple, and clean. (Is "clean" a flavor?)

Spring in Paso – Visiting Friends, Old and New

View at DAOU
When I visited Paso that first time, it was like meeting “The One,” you know what I mean?

Flaunt Sparkling Brut – A New Surprise

Flaunt Sparkling Wine
The wine is a newly released wine from Dianna Novy Lee, Adam's wife, who has created the Flaunt Wine Company.

Photo (and Video) Story – Learning Sommelier Stuff

Two wines
Nearly all of us are looking forward to having a career in wine, whether it’s being a floor sommelier, winery owner, or a writer and educator. The latter would be me.

2017 – Wine, Home, Plans, #VegasStrong

Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Strong
I read tweets and FaceBook inquiries from worried friends asking if I was "okay." Okay from what? I turned on the TV and was unprepared for the horror.

Are Paso Robles Zins Ageable? A Vertical Tasting Tells the Tale

Just to be clear, the Zins were red, not the “White” Zins so common in the supermarkets. In general, "White Zinfandel" is simply a Rosé that has not been fermented to dryness.

2015 Mercer Sharp Sisters Red Blend

Horse Heaven Hills Panorama
Viva La New World! This is a blend that would make the haughtiest of dead Bordelais spin like a lathe in his grave.