We got to spend New Year's Eve, 2011 in style this year at a swanky restored victorian, thanks to the amazing people of Halter Ranch Winery and the Cork Dorks. Adam Montiel and Jeremy West are the "Dorks" that do a weekly radio broadcast on 92.5 The Krush that features local … [Read more...]
Cass Winery Chef, Jacob Lovejoy at Garagiste Festival
Back at the Garagiste Festival we chatted with Jacob Lovejoy, the amazing chef at Cass Winery and Cass Catering. It was a beautiful day at Windfall Farms in Paso Robles for this wine event and to end the day outside eating some of the grub prepared by Jacob and his crew, it was … [Read more...]
Ancient Peaks Serves Up Wine With Old School Charm
There’s a great little tasting room right in downtown Santa Margarita called Ancient Peaks. It’s located right on the quaint (another word for small, rustic, old) little main drag…if you drive too fast, or blink, you’ll miss the main street of this small town; but that’s the … [Read more...]
Do Your Wine Marketing Tactics Stink???
So, getting back to the discussion about wine marketing and your wine brand; we’ve been unsure how to attack this. Mostly due to the fact that there are numerous ways and opportunities as a winery to market yourself and provide amazing customer service. We weren’t sure whether to … [Read more...]
Allen Shoup Talks Shop About the Future of Wine
In the next in our series of interview clips with Allen Shoup, he discusses the future of wine growth in the United States (specifically California, Oregon, and Washington) and also mentions Turkey, Italy, France, Chile, and so on. Conversations with Allen Shoup The time we had … [Read more...]
Christian Tietje…"This is Where the Funk Happens!"
We ran into another heroic Paso Robles winemaker while at the 2011 Garagiste Festival...Christian Tietje of Cypher Winery told us about what he's up to these days, along with some of the unique "toys" that winemakers are working with this year. He's got a big personality that you … [Read more...]
Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wine…Why???
We went on the hunt for something a little different; something new and refreshing, that could be enjoyed by anybody at any time! What might this be, you ask (yeah, the title was a give-away)??? Exactly! Non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Now, before you start wondering what we're up … [Read more...]
Bar Bites at Thomas Hill Organics
Our most recent food adventure took us to what's locally known as "THO" which is short for Thomas Hill Organics. This restaurant is the product of a local farming family that wanted to bring fresh food from farm to table in a unique atmosphere in the downtown Paso Robles … [Read more...]
Wine Marketing; We've Got Something on Our Minds…
After much conversation, we will be starting to discuss wine marketing as a whole on this here blog. What that means to us is talking about what we think wineries can do to improve their brand image, customer relationships, and thereby increasing sales. After visiting over 200 … [Read more...]
Ranchero Cellars at the Paso Robles Garagiste Festival
We caught up with Amy Butler of Ranchero Cellars at the first-ever Paso Robles Garagiste Festival. This festival is geared towards those small production wine gigs that maybe don't have a tasting room or just don't get the recognition that they deserve. They're the ones in the … [Read more...]
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