SAVOR the Central Coast: Food & Wine & California

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Just in time for California Wine Month (or as I like to call it, “The Happiest Month of the Year”), I wanted to give you a heads up that California’s San Luis Obispo County is staging a delicious event from September 25-28, 2014: Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is a fancy little festival featuring food and wine seminars, adventure tours and an opening night party at the amazingly over-the-top Hearst Castle.

Tickets are on sale now, so don’t wait too long – not only will you miss out on the event, but you’ll miss meeting me there!

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Inn Paradiso: Paradise Found in Paso Robles

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The second-story porch at Inn Paradiso, a bed-and-breakfast in Paso Robles, California

You know that feeling when you walk into a room where you’ll be staying for the night, and you have an irrepressible urge to hop and down, silently squeal, clap your hands, high-five each other, and use everything in the room as soon as humanly possible because you simply can’t believe your luck?

Well, that’s what I did as soon as I saw the Inn Paradiso bed & breakfast in Paso Robles, California

And when I had to leave? I contemplated hiding in a closet so no one would find me and make me go home.

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Wine Tasting in Paso Robles: Part Two

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Zinfandel vines at Turley Wine Cellars

Continued from
A Road Trip to Paso Robles
Exploring Downtown Paso Robles 
Wine Tasting in Paso Robles: Part One

 

The number one reason I love going to Paso Robles, a hilly sprawl of countryside halfway between San Francisco and L.A.?

Wine.

Wine tasting in Paso Robles, California is a delicious exercise in waking up your taste buds, meeting delightful people and gazing out over gold-and-green valleys, all while swirling a glass full of happy.

And yeah, I know. I want to go back there, too.

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Wine Tasting in Paso Robles: Part One

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The view from on high at Daou Vineyards in Paso Robles

Continued from
Exploring Downtown Paso Robles 
and 
A Road Trip to Paso Robles

The number one reason I love going to Paso Robles, a hilly sprawl of countryside halfway between San Francisco and L.A.?

Wine. 

Wine tasting in Paso Robles, California is a delicious exercise in waking up your taste buds, meeting delightful people and gazing out over gold-and-green valleys, all while swirling a glass full of happy. 

And yeah, I know. I want to go back there, too.

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Exploring Downtown Paso Robles

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Historic mural at the Paso Robles Inn

Continued from
 A Road Trip to Paso Robles

Paso Robles, a ranch and winery town set halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is my favorite getaway destination in the state of California.

I use the Spanish pronounciation, “Pahhso Rrroh-bless,” instead of the more local/gringo “Pass-o Roe-bulls.” Either way you say it, though, it simply means: “The Pass of the Oaks.” 

Though I’d visited Paso Robles many times before, this was the first time I stayed in the area’s sweet, small and historic downtown.

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