Heard of it? Been there? The winemaker and co-owner of Lone Madrone, Neil Collins, is also the Executive Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Tablas Creek here in Paso Robles. We’ve talked about Tablas Creek before on the blog but we haven’t really mentioned Lone Madrone much, if at … [Read more...]
News From Paso Robles: San Francisco Giants and Vina Robles Winery
I know this part has nothing to do with wine or food here in paradise but it does have to do with Annie’s favorite baseball team and one of my two favorite baseball teams. The San Francisco giants World Series trophy has been on tour and is scheduled to be in the Paso Robles … [Read more...]
Thanksgiving 2012: Does it Matter?
Thanksgiving is upon us yet again, not really sure where the time goes. I’ve looked absolutely everywhere and to no avail. There’s either a black hole that sucks it all away from us or it’s right there in front of us but we’re too concerned with the NEXT thing that we don’t … [Read more...]
Crush and Roll West 2012: The Out Takes
If you know anything about us you know that we love wine, beer, food, and stogies; and even though Annie was pregnant at the time of Crush and Roll West 2012 she went to support our friends at the event as well as my continued "usage" of all these wonderful items. … [Read more...]
Newport Beach: Another Adventure, #31
After chillangin’ (which is chillin’ and hangin’) in Venice Beach, we headed down with my sister and niece in tow to Newport Beach to visit with my grandmother (or as we’ve always called her, Nana). You can check out our previous post on Venice Beach to get caught up a bit on why … [Read more...]
A Gourmet Mac & Cheese Festival…Really?
Yes my friends, I would not tease you with such a splendid thought. That’s like telling someone that there’s bacon for breakfast but when you sit down to eat breakfast…there’s no bacon. So we have to throw out a big HELL YEAH to the first Gourmet Mac & Cheese Festival and the … [Read more...]
LaBellasera Hotel and Suites: Travel in Paso Robles
I know I know, Annie and I live in Paso Robles! In fact, we live about three minutes away from the LaBellasera Hotel and Suites, but we wanted a change of scenery and rather than leave town we thought we’d do a little “PasoCation” (I made that term up, don’t steal it). After some … [Read more...]
Morro Bay: Another Saturday Adventure, #27!
This past Saturday we headed over to Morro Bay to meet a friend for lunch. We got there a bit early and hung out by one of the kayak rental places. It’s kind of fun to just be still and present in the moment like that. We watched the people coming in and out of the bay in their … [Read more...]
San Luis Obispo, Adventure #26: The Mission and Bubblegum Alley
There we go again, out being active in this insanely awesome county we live in! This time we landed in downtown San Luis Obispo (otherwise known as SLO), which we have obviously hung out in before but we often neglect because Annie drives 35 minutes from Paso Robles to SLO … [Read more...]
The Winemakers Cookoff; 2012 Was a Hit!
This past Saturday was the 14th annual Winemakers Cookoff here in Paso Robles which is put on by the local Rotary and held at River Oaks Hot Springs. It was our fourth year attending the event and it’s always a great time. This is one of those events that seems to be mostly local … [Read more...]
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