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Pismo Beach Travel Log

Pismo Beach Wine Blog for July

Its been reported that Edna Valley Vineyards will be purchased by E & J Gallo Winery in the next few weeks. Yes the Gallo who started making wine after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 and grew to become the largest privately held wine company in the world. The Niven family originally started Edna…

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Pismo Beach Wine Blog for June 2011

Summertime and the living is easy here on the Central Coast. There is a lot going on in the wine world with wine tasting events, wine tours, new winery discoveries and new wine releases. It’s nice being so close to such an inviting wine region where you can talk directly to owners, winemakers and…

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Pismo Beach Wine Blog

Springtime in Pismo Beach is a delight. The weather has warmed and the skies are clear and bright. There is of course a lot going on in this beach community as the town prepares for summer. Coming up soon is the Wine, Waves and Beyond event taking place June 2-5 th . The three-day event includes a…

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Tickets on Sale for Sunset Savor the Central Coast

Sunset Savor the Central Coast - September 29 - October 2. The event showcases area winemakers, chefs, and artisan food producers. Tickets are on sale at Sunset Savor the Central Coast - September 29 - October 2. The event showcases area winemakers, chefs, and artisan food producers. Tickets are on…

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San Luis Obispo’s Edna Valley – Wine Country At Home

This past week we took a few out-of-town friends wine tasting in Edna Valley and were stuck by the beauty of this area we call home. As locals we sometime forget the bounty of our local environment. The hills were bright green punctuated with that healthy glow of early springtime after the…

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Taste of Pismo 2011 - Friday's Kinsley ThomasWong Benefit

The Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce's 7th Annual Taste of Pismo is running this weekend at Dinosaur Caves Park. Friday started out with the “Good Vibrations” fundraiser with feel-good music, fantastic food and a no-host bar. The concert benefited Kinsley ThomasWong, the kite boarder seriously…

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Taste of Pismo: April 16, 17 & 18

I feel confident that I can speak for my fellow food and wine loving friends when I say that we have never met a party that we didn’t like, however, when it comes to Food & Wine Festivals, we are much more particular. There are those that disappoint and those that deliver and Taste of Pismo has…

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How to Host a Wine Tasting

Here are some ideas and thoughts on how to host a wine tasting party. There are of course many variations from the formal sit down, no talking wine evaluation events, to the more casual "brown paper bag nights". All of course is a good way to enjoy friends and wine. Choosing a Theme The first step…

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In Less Than 24hrs In Pismo Beach

Butterflies or Wine tasting — decisions, decisions…oh, what shall I do first? It’s that time of year again – no, not when the swallows return to Capistrano but better yet, when thousands of Monarch Butterflies hover over Pismo Beach’s Butterfly Trees – limbs of Eucalyptus and Monterey Pines. They’re…

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A winter visit to the Central Coast Wine Country

A new year in our local wine country brings us bright green hillsides, cooler temperatures and less crowded tasting rooms. The rush of the most recent harvest is but a memory. The wines have finished their fermentations and our resting and waiting. If they are white they may be bottled this spring…

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