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Earth day food & wine

Earth Day Food and Wine

Earth Day Food & Wine Festival 


Located: Paso Robles at Castoro Cellars on Hwy 46 West



When: April 18 is the main event ( however the entire weekend is filled with events 17th-19th) 


Time: VIP 1:00 PM $115 and General Admission $75 at 2:00 PM and ends at 5 PM 




What: Group of people interested in sustainable practices that are some of the best local chefs, farmers, and wineries all getting together to party.



Earth Day People


This just might be the most casual event you will find in the State without an ounce of pretension. These are some amazing people that simply ...

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Wine Alcohol Debate


The Garagiste Festival (Santa Ynez Southern Exposure)continues to shed light on smaller production winemakers. Many of these wine producers cannot be found on a wine map. In some cases, the wines poured cannot even be found in any bar, restaurant, or wine shop. The discoveries can be fun, interesting, and even stellar.

Preceeding the grand tasting in Solvang (Santa Barbara County), a panel of winemakers met to discuss the Great Alcohol Debate, The Elephant In The Bottle. This just might be a more inside or industry debate, but it can be a very hot topic in some circles.

Neither ...

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Adam Henkel Crown Point Wine


Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a former winemaker from a California cult winery, Adam Henkel. Adam packed his family and left behind Napa Valley and a few 100 point scores to come to Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara.
Q - How is the transition for you from Napa to Santa Barbara County?

A - "Certainly more relaxed down here even though this project itself is kind of pressure packed in terms of expectation for this property and the wines that come from this property, and I knew that coming in. I am cool with that, but it is much ...
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