It took a lot of beer to get here: At 20 years, Firestone Walker is bigger than ever
Tin City: Paso Robles’ hippest new wine-tasting destination
It’s an unexpected location, but this unassuming industrial park is poised to become the area’s hippest new tasting destination.
Craft beer rock star brews up new Paso Robles venture
It may have been San Diego where Chuck Silva helped forge the modern craft beer revolution as brewmaster at Green Flash Brewing Co., but when he decided to start his own brewery, he chose Paso Robles.
Secrets of a sommelier
Ian Adamo, the sommelier and wine shop manager at Bistro Laurent in Paso Robles, shares his perspective on Hollywood’s newfound interest in his field.
Embracing Italian varietals
A handful of San Luis Obispo County wineries are seeking to give the country its due and prove that world-class Italian wines can be grown and made on the Central Coast.
Winegrower makes splashy entrance into wine/dining scene
Winegrower Rob Murray makes a splashy entrance into the region’s wine and dining scene with a high-profile new winery and a hot new restaurant.
Book tells tales of century-old vines
In “The Mad Crush: A Memoir of Mythic Vines and Improbable Winemaking,” author Sean Christopher Weir weaves together stories that trace the history of Saucelito Canyon winery and some of the earliest vines to be planted on the Central Coast.
Central Coast craft breweries take off
Microbreweries have sprouted up in nearly every town, trailblazer Firestone Walker continues to grow and expand and two ambitious young breweries are gaining a foothold with distribution locally and around the state.
Formal wines, informal training
What it takes to garner acclaim as an independent winemaker: Unbounded creativity, a fine-tuned palate, heartfelt passion and the drive to work hard and take risks. What’s not a critical part of that equation: Formal training in enology. Meet four winemakers who took non-traditional routes to their craft.
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