Scott and Gib Pagter Paso Garagiste 2015: Are We Running Out of Pinot Noir Grapes?

Paso Garagiste 2015: Is California Running Out of Pinot Noir Grapes?

Is California running out of pinot noir grapes? That’s the question that came to mind after finally getting around to reviewing the November 7, 2015 Paso Robles Garagiste Festival. We found two new wineries offering pinot noir: Pagter Brothers Winery […]

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Walt Mascot Hall and Walt at Artisan

Hall and Walt at Artisan

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot invited us over for a tasting of Hall and Walt wines. We’ve written about Walt before (and consumed several bottles of their pinot noir) so we immediately accepted. Prices quoted are from the winery […]

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Jack Creek Vineyards Jack Creek Cellars Shows Why Wine Clubs Are Good

Jack Creek Cellars Shows Why Wine Clubs Are Good

If memory serves, we first visited Jack Creek Cellars in 2006. After tasting their wine, Norma whispered this→ Norma was off by a few years. A few days ago, an e-mail arrived. Buried in a footnote at the end was […]

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Garagiste 2015

A Video Preview of Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2015

November 7 was the big day.  And what a day it was.  We’ll have an article up sometime fairly soon.  Until then, Norma offers this video to whet your appetite. Enjoy our video preview of Paso Robles Garagiste Festival 2015!

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Glunz Family Photos in the tasting room

Glunz Family Winery and Broken Earth Winery

After two months of ongoing technical difficulties the website seems to have stabilized.  We’ll honor this event by reviewing two new wineries we discovered on our July, 2015 trip to Paso Robles: Glunz Family Winery and Broken Earth Winery.  Both […]

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