Wineries of Paso: Linne Calodo

Oak Pass Grape Vines Some wineries are all about the wine, some about price, others value prestige or exclusiveness, while yet others tout their extensive tasting list. There are boutique wineries with tasting by reservation only, large wineries catering to groups and wine novices. Whether you enjoy big crowds or intimate affairs, sophisticated venues or family-friendly farms, Paso Robles has something for everyone. It's inclusive air and lack of pretentiousness endears it to me all the more....

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Champagne and Football

  Champagne Glass Growing up I was a major tomboy. Remember the show on Nickelodeon The Secret World of Alex Mack? For those of you too young (or old) to remember this classic, the main character, a girl named Alex, basically lived in a backwards baseball cap with a plaid shirt tied around her waist. Add a pair of soccer socks to that ensemble and you have a spot-on picture of me during my more formative years....

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Wine Thoughts: Sullivan Merlot 2011

I am really not a huge Merlot fan. It's just not my thing. I hate to be grape-ist like that as each grape and each harvest is unique, but the reality is that, historically, Merlot and I have just not been best buds. While usually drinkable, it is not something I actively seek out to add to our drinking repertoire....

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