Tag Archives: Paso Robles

• Harvard Buys Up Water Rights In Drought-Hit Wine Country

Harvard Buys Up Water Rights In Drought-Hit Wine Country

Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters. The investment, which began as a bet on the grape market, has turned into a smart […]

• Seismic Expert Urges Safer Barrel-Stacking Method

Seismic Expert Urges Safer Barrel-Stacking Method

A forklift operator at Wild Horse Winery near Paso Robles was maneuvering between barrel rows in the wine cellar when suddenly the ground started to shake. The 18-foot-high stacks swayed above her and then collapsed, burying her in an avalanche of 600-pound barrels. It took rescuers over an hour to reach her, after carefully draining […]

• Eastertime! What booze pairs best with a Cadbury creme egg?

Eastertime! What booze pairs best with a Cadbury creme egg?

Frangelico and Peeps? Wine and jelly beans? Port and Cadbury creme eggs? Easter candy is dandy. But Easter candy paired with booze? Now that’s something to put a spring in your step. So we asked wine and spirits connoisseurs to come up with something the adults can sip on while the youngsters hunt for sugary […]

• Tiny new winery in Paso Robles wins gold at wine competition

Tiny new winery in Paso Robles wins gold at wine competition

2010 Aleksander red Bordeaux blend wins a gold Goran Bjekovic owns a tiny new winery just east of Paso Robles. He only became a wine lover 14 years ago, when he moved his family from Slovenia to Italy, and then to California where his love for wine turned into a passion, and where his stepson […]

• Five Great California Wine Country Road Trips

Five Great California Wine Country Road Trips

You, friends and family, a convertible and the wide open California road.  What could be a better combination?  Pairing it with California wine country, of course!  Because there are so many choices, California’s Wine Institute has developed five big road trip ideas to inspire wine lovers, giving them options to pick their favorites and set […]

• Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest Coming Up!

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest Coming Up!

We are proud to announce the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest taking place this summer in beautiful Paso Robles.  We are currently assembling a gathering of some of the best breweries in the U.S. and perhaps the world to pour their beers at this first time festival.  The event will also feature some of the Central […]

• Hospice du Rhône: 20th Year of The Wine Event this April 26-28

Hospice du Rhône: 20th Year of The Wine Event this April 26-28

Twenty Years of Hospice du Rhône in 2012! Mark your calendar for the 20th gathering of the Hospice du Rhône wine event taking place April 26-28, 2012 in Paso Robles, California. For the past 20 years, three-days in the late spring have been reserved for an exclusive weekend surrounding all things Rhône. A palate provoking weekend […]

• PASO ZIN IS IN

PASO ZIN IS IN

By Boozenews.com reporter, D.R. Stewart In our piece on Ian Blackburn, Ian stated “Right now my favorite California wine is Zinfandel because it’s truly the last authentic wine that we have. The grape that really created California wine. I think that Zin takes on a very fantastic expression of place.” No pun can ever truly […]

• Paso Robles Wine Country to Be Featured on New TV Show – VINE TALK

Paso Robles Wine Country to Be Featured on New TV Show – VINE TALK

Paso Robles Wine Country continues a pattern of positive recognition in mainstream media as a featured wine region in the new television series, VINE TALK. Paso Robles Zinfandel wines will be showcased in the sixth episode of VINE TALK where celebrity A-Lister and long-standing foodie, Stanley Tucci, guides a panel of celebrity oenophiles through an […]

• In case you missed this year’s Hospice du Rhone in Paso Robles

In case you missed this year’s Hospice du Rhone in Paso Robles

For two days every spring, the unlikely spot of Paso Robles becomes a pilgrimage site for fans of wines made from grape varieties from France’s Rhone Valley. It’s always a time for discovery: unfamiliar wines, up-and-coming producers, unusual grape varieties. (The motto of Hospice du Rhone is “22 varieties, one vision,” and even Rhone devotees […]

STARS of Paso Robles Wine Tasting Coming to So Cal – May 12 & 13

STARS of Paso Robles Wine Tasting Coming to So Cal – May 12 & 13

LEARNABOUTWINE.com Presents The 2nd ANNUAL STARS OF PASO ROBLES COMING TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MAY 12 & 13 www.STARSofPASOROBLES.com The latest in Learn About Wine’s flagship wine tasting series: the 2nd Annual STARS OF PASO ROBLES, featuring more than two dozen of the leading wineries from this up and coming wine region. The wines are stunningly […]

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• $21 million for Justin Winery land

$21 million for Justin Winery land

When billionaire Stewart Resnick bought Justin Vineyards and Winery near Paso Robles in late 2010, the purchase made headlines far and wide: One of San Luis Obispo County’s most respected wineries had been sold to a water bottling company owned by a major player in California’s agriculture and water business.The price went unmentioned because both […]

• Can California wines crack the UK market?

Can California wines crack the UK market?

It was George Bernard Shaw who described England and the United States as “two nations divided by a common language.” The famous quote kept coming back to me on a recent tour of California’s vineyards. The countries have their similarities — a love of sport and an unshakeable belief in democracy — but they are […]