The Juice

The Tasting Panel

As our wine industry continues to grow and evolve, it’s more important than ever to have trustworthy publications that help educate, inform, and enhance the overall joy of wine for both members of the trade and the general public. One of those trusted sources is The Tasting Panel magazine. Not only is The Tasting Panel the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry, but the magazine also supports the industry by sponsoring prestigious wine competitions and trade tastings across the nation. In addition, the magazine is one of the Paso Robles CAB Collective’s key sponsors, so we think they’re pretty great!

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The Sylvain Laboratory: Researching to Achieve Excellence

Guest blog from ITek Wine and the Sylvain Laboratory

” A good cooper must understand the wine maker’s problems and be able to provide appropriate solutions.”

Don’t look for lab tables or test tubes; in this research laboratory the star is wood. We could imagine that it was simply a barrel workshop, but it is here that tests are made to explore all the potentialities of the wood and their impact on the wine, depending on the grape varieties used and the feature we are looking for.

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CAB Collective Kicks Off Educational Series

The PRCC has officially kicked off its informative and inspirational educational series for 2018. The initiative delivers enlightening presentations and workshops in locations across California, Nevada and Texas. It’s aimed at creating ambassadors through students, faculty, staff, sommeliers, and trade representatives who will endorse the Paso Robles region and its uniqueness through their own studies, presentations, work and promotion.

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CAB Collective vintners are prioritizing quality over quantity

Vintners in Paso Robles are concentrating on the smallest of details in their vineyards, even as the quantity of red Bordeaux varieties planted in the AVA reaches new heights. Claiming more than 50% of the Paso Robles AVA’s 40,000 acres, red Bordeaux varietals from the region have proven their merit on the world stage, but with the spotlight now on the area, winemakers are challenged to continue to reach new heights. Recognizing that quality often rests in the details, the winemakers of the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) continue to raise the bar as they seek perfection in the elusive 100-point wine.

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2017 Harvest Will Be One to Remember

Guest blog from Niner Wine Estates:

The beginning of September turned what was lining up to be a perfectly normal vintage into a challenging one after Mother Nature threw us a serious curveball. Heavy rains in the early season and mild weather throughout the summer had us prepared for a ‘normal’ vintage after lower than average yields in 2015 and a very early start to harvest in 2016. What caused the change-up? During the last week of August a massive heat wave rolled through the Central Coast (we haven’t seen one like this in 8 years) and we saw some scattered rain showers.

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