TASTE News Service, February 9, 2017 — Results of the inaugural “Official Drink of Santa Barbara” craft cocktail contest are in, and the winner is “Ginspiration Point” by Alcazar Tapas Bar.
TASTE News Service, January 19, 2017 – It's the peak of Gray Whale migration and there is no better place to see these majestic creatures from shore or by boat than in Monterey.
TASTE News Service, January 11, 2017 – In honor of wine industry visionary and pioneer Jerry Lohr’s 80th birthday, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has announced the debut of “J. Lohr Signature,” a new ultra-luxury Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon.
BUSINESS WIRE, November 11, 2016 - Wine Enthusiast Magazine has announced that it will be honoring industry visionary and Central Coast wine pioneer Jerry Lohr as its “American Wine Legend” at the upcoming 17th annual Wine Star Awards. Lohr will be honored in Wine Enthusiast’s special “Best of Year” issue, and at a black-tie gala in Miami on Monday, January 30, 2017. While the Wine Star Awards ceremony is an annual event, the American Wine Legend honor has only been awarded three times since 2000. As the founder of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Lohr is widely recognized for helping to bring the wines of Paso Robles and Monterey County to global prominence. A past chair of Wine Institute and the founder of several leading trade and research organizations, he is also a tireless wine industry advocate who has played an integral role in advancing the American wine industry. In recognition of his accomplishments, Lohr is being honored by Wine Enthusiast for his “energy, courage, groundbreaking vision and business acumen,” and his “invaluable contributions to the industry.”
TASTE News Sevice, August 24, 2016 — The 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance concluded with first-time entrant Richard Mattei lifting the top prize high overhead soon after his 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet was named Best of Show at the prestigious competition.
2013 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon
Suggested Retail: $35
2013 Pinot Noir
Suggested Retail: $13
TASTE News Service, July 21, 2016 - Sunset Magazine has named named Paso Robles as Anerica's Best Wine Country Town in their 2016 Travel Awards.
The region’s winemakers, restaurateurs and hoteliers are said to be thrilled to be held in the highest regard among some of the West’s most recognized wine producing regions.
TASTE News Service, July 18, 2096 - As a wine region, Santa Barbara County offers an impressive range of wines in distinctive styles, and from a wealth of various grape varieties.
The region also carries fantastic long-term potential for continued evolution of both style and quality.
By Dan Clarke
June 28, 2016 – Even though the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is still nearly two months away, a heads-up may be timely. Car buffs not terribly deeply-pocketed may need time to adjust their budgets.