2014 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the premiere wine labels from the Central Coast, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, named for Jerry Lohr, pioneer in planting vineyards in both Monterey and in Paso Robles. The Rhone tale begins in the late 1980s, when Lohr saw Paso Robles pioneer, Gary Eberle, having success with
Wine Spectator has announced Dow’s Vintage Port 2011 as its 2014 Wine of the Year. Like all Ports, Dow’s Vintage Port 2011 hails from the Douro River Valley in north central Portugal. This one was made by the Symington family, who has been making Port since 1882 and is the region’s single biggest landowner. In
Random Acts of Flowers (RAF), a Knoxville, TN-based nonprofit organization that delivers smiles to neighbors in need in the form of repurposed floral arrangements, kicking off its expansion into the Silicon Valley area with a fundraising celebration and special floral delivery. On Thursday, Nov. 13, supporters, volunteers and staff will gather at 6:00 pm at
Peter Mondavi, Sr.’s Celebration of the Century I have had the great pleasure of meeting Peter Mondavi, Sr. several times. The first was at the Morton’s Mondavi Make a Wish Dinner back in 2010. I have had the honor of interviewing Peter Mondavi, Sr. every year since. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Peter Mondavi, Sr.
Eastside Paso Robles Oasis: Bianchi Winery By: Laura Ness You may have noticed that Paso Robles has gotten quite a lot of press lately for its 11 new sub-AVAs being approved after ten tough years of wrangling. During that time, the number of wineries has grown to over 300, which means that visiting Paso Robles