“Plough Wine Group: The New Model for American Winemaking,” Edible SLO Magazine, Spring 2013

Author’s note: This article is reposted with permission from Edible SLO Magazine and the entire issue is available to read here. Looking at San Luis Obispo County wine country, it’s difficult to believe there was ever a time when wine didn’t rule the landscape – or the economy. But industry heavyweights like Gary Eberle, Justin … Continue reading “Plough Wine Group: The New Model for American Winemaking,” Edible SLO Magazine, Spring 2013

Firestone Winery: A Journey To Ignite The Senses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A JOURNEY TO IGNITE THE SENSES Firestone Discoveries’ Inca Trail Competition Finds Its Two Trailblazers (Santa Ynez Valley) January 13, 2010—The results are in: two very lucky people have been selected by Firestone Discoveries Wine to hike the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu in the name of food, wine, and exploration. Held … Continue reading Firestone Winery: A Journey To Ignite The Senses

New Possibilities for Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Possibilities for Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association Organization is Awarded Two Major Grants Within 90 Days March 5, 2010 (Monterey, CA) – The Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association was recently announced as the recipient of not one but two major government grants awarded to increase consumers’ market awareness of … Continue reading New Possibilities for Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association

Zaca Mesa Winery: Bringing The Rhone To The Table

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BRINGING THE RHÔNE TO THE TABLE Zaca Mesa Wines Are Right At Home With A Variety Of Cuisines (Los Olivos, California) December 3, 2009—It’s no secret that wine enhances the pleasures of food, but many people don’t realize how exceptionally well Rhône-style wines complement their favorite dishes.  As a leading producer of … Continue reading Zaca Mesa Winery: Bringing The Rhone To The Table

“China Dragon Restaurant: Spicy, Fresh, and Welcoming”

Author’s note: This article is reprinted with permission from Central Coast Magazine. You’ve probably driven past the China Dragon Restaurant in Morro Bay dozens of times without giving it a second glance.  Sitting just yards from the buzz of Highway 1, a non-descript yellow building wears a faded sign announcing “Fine Chinese Cuisine.”  It could … Continue reading “China Dragon Restaurant: Spicy, Fresh, and Welcoming”

“Regroup * Rethink * Renew: Changing and Challenging the Status Quo in San Luis Obispo”

Author’s note: This article is reprinted with permission from Central Coast Magazine. These days, creativity isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity. Across the Central Coast, neighborhoods, businesses and residences are finding innovative ways to revitalize their space using what’s right in front of them. Here, we look at three San Luis Obispo properties that … Continue reading “Regroup * Rethink * Renew: Changing and Challenging the Status Quo in San Luis Obispo”

“Heavy Duty: Concrete Tanks Take The Central Coast And Beyond”

Author’s note: This article is reprinted with permission from Central Coast Magazine. Sure, they may not be as rustic as barrels or as sleek as stainless steel, but concrete tanks are quickly becoming a preferred option for fermenting and aging in wineries across the Central Coast thanks to Micah Utter and his childhood friend, winemaker … Continue reading “Heavy Duty: Concrete Tanks Take The Central Coast And Beyond”