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Linne Calodo Winery in Paso Robles

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Linne Calodo Winery in Paso Robles

First of all, if you're taking a trip to Paso Robles, you've made a great choice. Paso is awesome. Perfect weather, great town full of distiguished drink and food options, and beautiful wine roads with more than enough tasting rooms for every taste. We had a wonderful time at Alta Colina Winery early one day when we asked our host Maggie where else we should stop. You can do all the research and read up on wineries for weeks before your trip, but the best way to get to the good places is to ask once you're there. It's important to know a little bit about the area and what kind of... » continue

Sheldrake Point Winery & Simply Red Bistro

Sheldrake Point Winery & Simply Red BistroWe were looking for a stop with the possibility of getting a late lunch, so we crossed over from Seneca Lake to Cayuga lake and headed straight to the beautiful lakeside location of the Sheldrake Point Vineyard, which includes the Simply Red Bistro. The... » continue

Homegrown Marin Market

Homegrown Marin MarketIt was a foggy summer day in SF this past Saturday, but as we made the trip over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito for the first HomeGrown Marin Market, the sun suddenly shown. Rejoice! Of course we were dressed in layers... and the... » continue

A Wino Goes To School

A Wino Goes To School[cover photo credit: Serena Roberge-Gordon of SF Wine Center] I attended the six-week wine course at the San Francisco Wine Center, which is essentially a wine storage facility that has also has a couple event rooms. They encourage it's members to not only store their wine,... » continue

SF Vintners Market - Life on the Other Side Of The Fence

SF Vintners Market - Life on the Other Side Of The Fence SF Vintners Market April 10-11, 2010 12-5 p.m. Fort Mason Center San Francisco The reserve tasting: life on the other side of the fence Being a very lucky girl, I found myself with a VIP reserve ticket to the SF Vintners market, a new concept in wine tasting events. Most large... » continue

Influencers + TinyBottles =

Influencers + TinyBottles = Brixr.comInfluencers + tinybottles = The concept of virtual tastings has been on the rise for a few years now. Many of you may have seen how Gary Vaynerchuck sells mystery packs of wine on, then airs a video blog tasting on the wines in... » continue

The Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins

The Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins Looking to get away for a long holiday weekend, Lady Jess and I decided to look into the Mendocino Coast. Doing some online research Jess found this joint called The Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins on Highway 1 in Little River, just South of... » continue

Osprey's Dominion Vineyards

Osprey's Dominion Vineyards I grew up in New York, just about forty miles North of NYC, and I never once went out to Long Island wine country. But those were the 1980's, and Long Island wine country has been growing in the last decade or so, during... » continue

Downtown Napa: The WinoTripping Review

Downtown Napa: The WinoTripping Review One recent weekday afternoon I found myself in downtown Napa to check out what was happening on an average winter afternoon. I had been wondering how the plans to revitalize the riverfront were going a year after the closing of Copia, (the Center For... » continue

Nine Tips For Tasting Wine

Wine Tasting Etiquette