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The Cabs are Back in Town

Cab Collective 2016

It’s that time of year again and one of my favorite educational red wine events is back. Every year I think the Paso Robles Cab Collective (PRCC) Cabs of Distinction, can’t get better and every year I’m wrong! This year actually blew my mind. This year though it was a smaller, more intimate event and held at the new and stunningly beautiful Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles. Aside from the En Primeur & Current Vintage Tasting there were 3 separate seminars. The first “The other Cabernet” a discussion on Cab Franc was hosted by CIA instructor and Master Sommelier Bob Bath, the second “Know Your Cab Clones” about the clonal varieties and the third and final which was the real mind blower was the “Judgement of Paso” a play on the 1976 Judgement of Paris wine tasting. Read more…


Vino Voila!!!

Et Voila

The night our daughter went to her first Prom, Doug and I went to a cute little French restaurant in San Luis Obispo known as Et Voila. It’s owned by José Dahan, transplanted to the Central Coast from Toulouse, France. José has a reputation around town as a great chef and wonderful caterer. The first time we tasted his food was at an Eberle Winery wine dinner up in Paso Robles and we immediately knew his reputation was well deserved. He’s creative and inventive with his food, and most importantly…He knows his wine! Read more…

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