Monthly Archives: October 2010

SLO Is the Place to Be for Foodies

If you love good food and good wine (and if you don’t, why are you visiting this Web site?), consider heading to the Avila Beach Resort along California’s Central Coast next weekend.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-7, the resort and local wineries will play host to the 2010 San Luis Obispo Rockin’ Harvest Celebration.

Here’s a day-by-day breakdown of the activities…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

2 Pals Create an Award-Winning Winery

Tim Perr is the vision, the drive and the passion behind Pali Wine Co., a Pinot Noir specialist in California’s Central Coast region.

Not all Pali wines are made from Central Coast grapes, however. A Sonoma Coast-designated Pinot made by Pali recently garnered an impressive rating of 96 points from Wine Spectator magazine.

Perr’s infectious love of wine is what turned his friend and business partner Scott Knight on to wine in the late 1990s, and it’s what sparked the two entrepreneurs to create Pali Wine Co. as a winery focused on small-lot Pinot Noir production in 2005…

Posted in Wineries of Distinction

Prepare to Be Scared

If you happen to be driving on Highway 101 in the central section of California this weekend, be brave and stop at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles.

Today and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m., unafraid souls 10 and over are invited to venture through Eberle’s “haunted wine caves,” which have been transformed and “spookified” just in time for Halloween.

The underground caves encompass 16,000 square feet, so there will be ample opportunity to encounter scary surprises…

Posted in Our Wine Travel Log

Yes, You Can Recycle Wine Bottles

Did you know that glass can be reused up to six times?

That makes wine bottles prime candidates for recycling.

Willamette Valley Vineyards in Oregon has always offered its customers a dime for each bottle returned to the winery – not much in the way of spare change, but a noble environmental gesture nonetheless.

Posted in Wine and the Environment
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