Posted on October 28, 2017 - Client Press

Sip and Savor: The magic of Port wine and grilled cheese sandwiches

Savoring the seductive dance of sweet and salty flavors

There’s something sensual about pairing Port wine with a grilled cheese sandwich, something no doubt to do with the seduction of this fortified sweet wine married with the lusciousness and the brash saltiness of cheese.

That’s what I decided to tackle...

Posted on October 24, 2017 - Client Press

Sip and Savor: The magic of Port wine and grilled cheese sandwiches

There’s something sensual about pairing Port wine with a grilled cheese sandwich, something no doubt to do with the seduction of this fortified sweet wine married with the lusciousness and the brash saltiness of cheese. That’s what I decided to tackle with the help of chef Johnny Jantz and his partner...

Posted on October 23, 2017 - Client Press

Sip and Savor: Paso celebrates Vintage 2017 harvest wine weekend

And how was harvest 2017? The answers I got varied just like the weather, from great to strange. Joe Barton called it a challenging harvest. The fruit quality was good, he noted, but this was no rock-star vintage.

“Weather was all over the place, a little hot and a little...

Posted on October 13, 2017 - Client Press

Kukkula- Raw Paso Robles, Exceptional Wine

I’ve had the privilege of touring vineyards and wineries all over the world, and I feel lucky to have seen such tremendous beauty. Still, I never lose the ability to be awestruck by pristine natural spaces.

On a recent trip to California’s Paso Robles wine country, I was blown away...

Posted on September 27, 2017 - Client Press

Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc

The heat of late summer calls for a revitalizing wine like this one from the gorgeous SIP (Sustainable in Practice) Certified vineyards of Halter Ranch in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. This Rhône blend is 80 percent Grenache Blanc, 14 percent Picpoul Blanc, 4 percent Roussanne, 2 percent Viognier...

Posted on September 26, 2017 - Client Press

SLO Down In California's Central Coast

Left Coast, Best Coast, Central Coast.  In the very middle of California is a gorgeous 350 mile stretch of coastline, countryside and mountains known as the Central Coast, an area of four regions and six, count'em, six counties linked together by a ragtag band of beach communities, old mission and...