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Paso Robles Garagiste

Garagiste Festival

There are many wine festivals and events, but none quite like the Paso Robles Garagiste Festival It is a wine festival dedicated to undiscovered and under the radar artisan winemakers who are making top notch, handcrafted small-lot production wines. The Garagiste Festival was named one of the Top Nine Incredible Epicurean Vacations by ABC News. 


The Garagiste Festival is committed to fostering the spirit of free exchange of ideas and encouragement that has made Paso Robles one of the friendliest, most successful and innovative wine-making communities. The festival is produced by Garagiste Events, a non-profit dedicated to furthering the education ...

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Cornerstone - Stepping Stone

Cornerstone Stepping Stone Red

Lilght up the BBQ and open the wine! This new value based wine is a new line from Cornerstone based out of Napa Valley. It is a red blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, and Merlot and just around 1,000 cases produced with an SRP of $18. 

The Zinfandel fruit is from Lake County, the Syrah is from Sonoma, and Napa Valley is where the Merlot was grown. 

The nose: black pepper, juicy black fruit, and eucliptous. 

The taste: big lush blackberry, anise, pepper, with a touch of spice. Once this wine had time to open up, soft tannins and very ...

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Willamette Valley Carlton Police

When it comes to driving to wine country, it is always important to plan carefully by either a designated driver, spitting, or hiring a professional to ensure safety for all. In the case of bus #8, as part of a scheduled tour for the wine bloggers conference, all concern should have been removed with a professional driver.

Carlton Farm

After driving through what appeared to be fairly rural country of Carlton Oregon on a two lane highway, two police squad cars were stopped in the middle of the road. The police were waving cars one by one to pass, until bus #8 ...

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