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Sunday, 16 April 2017 15:12

Paso Uncorked: Gone Fishin'

By Jennifer Porter

With the start of fishing season, meet a few of Paso Robles Wine Country’s avid fishermen.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:55

Monterey County in Full Bloom

TASTE News Service, March 22, 2017 – From the magic purple carpet to a canyon of calla lilies, springtime is the perfect time to see spectacular, colorful displays of wildflowers throughout Monterey County.

Friday, 10 March 2017 11:17

Explore Wine Regions on the Rise

TASTE News Service, March 10, 2017 — California’s dozens of scenic wine regions offer a wide variety of experiences and wines to enjoy.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 19:54

Santa Barbara Names Official Drink

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.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 18:01

Natural Beauty and Power Up Close

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.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 21:23

J. Lohr Launches “Signature”

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.

J Lohr photo PicmonkeyJerry Lohr

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.”

PBC best 2016 PicmonkeyRichard Mattei shows off his beautiful Lancia Astura photo copyright Kimball Studios/courtesy of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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.

Saturday, 20 August 2016 00:28

August 19, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

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2013 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

 

J.Lohr

Paso Robles

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $35

Saturday, 23 July 2016 13:50

July 22, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

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2013 Pinot Noir

 

Estancia

Monterey County

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $13

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