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Syrah not getting love it deserves in marketplace

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Tom Bronzini

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Paso Robles steels itself for crowds as Tin City unfolds

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles steels itself for crowds as Tin City unfolds

Tom Bronzini

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Bronzini: 2015 tri-county wine grape crop disappointing

By   /  Friday, March 18th, 2016  /  Agriculture, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Bronzini: 2015 tri-county wine grape crop disappointing

Tom Bronzini

The low-yielding wine grape crop of 2015 was prominent in discussions when grape growers, vintners and financial partners gathered for the Central Coast Insights industry conference at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles on March 10. The event came a month after the release of the preliminary California Grape Crush Report that showed tonnage Read More →

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Artisan winemakers star at Solvang Garagiste Festival

By   /  Friday, February 19th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Artisan winemakers star at Solvang Garagiste Festival

Winemaker Cris Carter of Weatherborne speaks with a visitor at the Garagiste Festival in Solvang on Feb. 14.

The winemakers who gathered to pour at the Garagiste Festival in Solvang on Feb. 13-14 are mostly unknown in the marketplace, have limited equipment of their own and produce in such small quantities that financially, as one artisan told me, “it’s not for the faint of heart, to put it mildly.” This is the world Read More →

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Los Olivos wine appellation gains American Viticultural Area designation

By   /  Friday, January 22nd, 2016  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Los Olivos wine appellation gains American Viticultural Area designation

Grape harvest at Fess Parker Vineyard.

Federal officials have given final approval for a new American Viticultural Area in Santa Barbara County: the 22,820-acre Los Olivos District in the Santa Ynez Valley. The wine appellation has won recognition as a locale with distinctive climate, geology, soils and topographical features affecting the character of its wines. The federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Read More →

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Justin’s Winery of the Year honor beyond ‘wildest dreams’

By   /  Friday, January 15th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Justin’s Winery of the Year honor beyond ‘wildest dreams’

Justin Baldwin started Justin Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles 35 years ago.

I asked Justin Baldwin what message he would deliver later this month at an awards dinner in New York honoring Justin Vineyards & Winery as Wine Enthusiast magazine’s American Winery of the Year. “Wow” was the first word that came to mind. He recalled that when he started the operation 35 years ago, it was Read More →

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Uber Wine tough competition for tour operators

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  1 Comment

Tom Bronzini

Wine country tour operators in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties have a formidable new competitor. Since April, Uber has been offering Uber Wine, a ride-sharing service to wineries and tasting rooms in the two counties. Michael Amodeo, a spokesman for Uber, said the company has provided thousands of rides to customers looking for Read More →

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