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reviewed Sideways (2005). December 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Sideways (Widescreen Edition) (2005)
**** out of ****      Before I start things off, let me briefly discuss the art of illusion. You may go into "Sideways" thinking that it is a film about wine. However, the …
reviewed TINT Wines. November 02, 2010
TINT Wines
      Boutique Rose you ask???? Look no further than TINT.  Chris Cocchiaro and Kathy Turner(married)... .. have teamed up to make a Rose *only* brand …
reviewed Costa De Oro Winery. October 31, 2010
Costa De Oro Winery
 Costa De Oro Winery, located in the Santa Maria Valley of Santa Barbara, is home of fine locally produced wines. Costa de Oro Winery have carefully selected several Central Coast vineyards to source …
reviewed The Hitching Post. October 30, 2010
The Hitching Post
The Hitching Post is the place to get great western themed food, such as a meal poised around beef or BBQ, the Hitching Post is a monument to "Down Home" Cooking, the wines are great, using …
reviewed Buttonwood. June 27, 2010
When planning a day of wine tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley, keep Buttonwood Farm in mind.       The vibe: During the busy summer months, the winery often had multiple tasting …
reviewed Halter Ranch Vineyard. June 08, 2010
Halter Ranch Vineyard
Halter Ranch is a bit off the beaten path, but tasters who travel the long, winding road of Vineyard Drive and Adelaida, earn the retreat provided at Halter Ranch.      The tasting …
reviewed Wente, Riva Ranch Chardonnay. April 19, 2010
Wente, Riva Ranch Chardonnay
   Hey San Diego wine shopping fans I want to introduce you to another great value sure to please even the most finicky of palates and it's what some call the poor man’s Rombauer wondering what& …
reviewed Babcock Winery & Vineyard. April 01, 2010
Babcock Winery & Vineyard
I joined the Babcock Winery wine club, which is about the highest compliment I can give a winery. I have since cancelled, but that's only because I wanted to leave room in my budget …
reviewed Wandering Dog Wine Bar. March 27, 2010
Wandering Dog Wine Bar
I wish there was a wine bar like Wandering Dog in my hometown. Since there's not, I plan to visit Wandering Dog whenever I'm in Solvang.       The #1 advantage Wandering Dog has …
reviewed The Ballard Inn. March 27, 2010
The Ballard Inn
Unlike some tasting rooms, the Ballard Inn doesn't feel like you're at a party. The party is in your mouth.      Friends often ask me for recommendations of where to go wine tasting …
reviewed Chateau Margene. March 19, 2010
Chateau Margene
As most of us know, the west side of Paso Robles is definitely known for their Rhone varietals.  But I would like to draw your attention to an east side winery with a relatively new tasting room …
reviewed Roblar Winery. March 13, 2010
Roblar Winery
When Roblar Winery first appeared off Highway 154 in Santa Ynez, I thought it seemed out of place. I was so used to frequenting small, boutique, family-run wineries that I was thrown off to see such a …
reviewed Full of Life Flatbread. March 11, 2010
posted in Pizza Therapy
Flatbread pizza
Sure, you may have tried the frozen Full of Life Flatbreads from the grocery store freezer, but have you been to the home of those flatbreads in Los Alamos, California? THAT'S where the magic really is.   …
reviewed Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel. March 02, 2010
Opolo Summit Creek Zinfandel
This is my second road trip up to Paso Robles and this time I took advantage of the Far Out Wineries Passport weekend pass, which entitled me to have tasting fees waived at 17 different participating …
reviewed Paso Robles Wine Festival. October 23, 2009
Wine Fest Logo
The Festival   The Paso Robles Wine Festival is arguably the best wine festival in existence today.  Located in the quaint rural town of Paso Robles the festival takes place in a great …
reviewed 15 Degrees C. August 27, 2009
Located in the quaint rural town of Templeton and the Paso Robles Wine Country  is 15 Degrees C.... aptly named for the perfect temperature to store wine at.  This is a great little wine shop …
reviewed Wild Horse 2008 Malvasia Bianca. August 25, 2009
Malvasia Bianca
I like wine...... I like food and I love combining the two and playing the flavors off each other to see what I can come up with.  I recently paired up a 2008 Wild Horse Malvasia Bianca with my …
2006 Wild Horse Bien Nacido Pinot Noir
   Last night I stumbled across a great food and wine pairing that I wanted to share.  It was one of those magic moments where the flavors and textures all came together and it just happened …
reviewed Sideways (2005). July 30, 2009
Sideways (Widescreen Edition) (2005)
I've eaten at the Hitching Post, AJ Spurs, and Los Olivos cafe, drank at Kalyra and Firestone wineries, seen the ostrich farm, had breakfast at the Solvang restaurant, slept at the Days Inn with …
reviewed Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery. April 28, 2009
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery
If you're looking for good wine, good scenery and a good time tasting, I recommend Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards in Avila Beach of San Luis Obispo County.    The drive out to the tasting …
reviewed Justin Isosceles Reserve 2005. April 20, 2009
Wine Caves
                     My wife and I first visited Justin just last year, toured the facilities and became members of the Justin Wine …
reviewed Sea Smoke Botella 2006, Pinot Noir. April 11, 2009
Sea Smoke Botella 2006, Pinot Noir Do you love Pinot Noir? I really love it so much that a large part of my cellar is devoted to Pinot Noir. One the uncommon characteristics of this wine is the fact …
reviewed Sea Smoke Botella 2005. March 01, 2009
Sea Smoke Botella 2005
Wow - what a pinot.  Still incredibly primal, but oh so delicious - big cherry flavors and a nose that is rich but somehow still earthy, with notes of cola, bitter chocolate, and earth that is reminiscent …
reviewed Full of Life Flatbread. January 27, 2009
Flatbread pizza
I normally prefer thicker bread for pizza, but this place makes the BEST flatbread pizza I've ever had. The pizza is always fresh, because they make it in the restaurant RIGHT in front of you. Well, it …
reviewed Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery. November 21, 2008
Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards & Winery
     If wine tasting and vineyards are your thing... then you must take the trip up to San Luis Obispo to Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards. The drive alone is worth it... from So Cal it's …
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