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Inaugural Virtual CAB Camp Launches to High Acclaim | Wine Business Monthly Online

May 26, 2020

Master Sommeliers and wine buyers across the country participated in the first-of-its-kind four part educational series with the winemakers of the Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC). Created by the Paso Robles CAB Collective, SommFoundation, and the Global Diagram of Wine.

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Paso Robles CAB Collective hosts inaugural 'Virtual CAB Camp' | Paso Robles Daily News

May 23, 2020

Master sommeliers and wine buyers across the country participated in the first-of-its-kind four-part educational series with the winemakers of the Paso Robles CAB Collective. Created by the Paso Robles CAB Collective, SommFoundation, and the Global Diagram of Wine.

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Inaugural Virtual Cab Camp Launches to High Acclaim | Inaugural Virtual Cab Camp Launches to High Acclaim

May 22, 2020

Master Sommeliers and wine buyers across the country participated in the first-of-its-kind four part educational series with the winemakers of the Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC). Created by the Paso Robles CAB Collective, SommFoundation, and the Global Diagram of Wine.

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Annual Paso Robles CAB Camp Goes Virtual | Annual Paso Robles CAB Camp Goes Virtual

May 13, 2020

The Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC), announced its annual CAB Camp has gone virtual through collaborations with SommFoundation, the Global Diagram of Wine and The SOMM Journal. CAB Camp’s Virtual Enrichment Trip, provides participants a deep dive into the Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area) and its most widely planted varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux. Virtual CAB Camp, the first-of-its-kind, also provides access to a series of live panel discussions with the winemakers and their wines.

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Have the Most Amazing Paso Robles Wine Getaway | Retire Early and Travel

April 22, 2020

Paso Robles is a charming city perfect for a wine getaway. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Fransico, Paso Robles is California’s fastest-growing wine region. But what makes it a perfect town for a getaway is that it is home to artisan winemakers, farmers, and chefs. Additionally, there are a couple of wonderful places to stay to make your Paso Robles Wine getaway magical.

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Virtual California winery tours and real wine tastings while sheltering-in-place | San Francisco Examiner Online

April 19, 2020

As we all know, travel and travel planning are being disrupted by the worldwide spread of COVID-19. And while one can’t predict a pandemic or what will be its ultimate impact, for those of us sheltering-in-place in attempts to help flatten the curve, we have had to get creative to maintain sanity.

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Inns Along CA Highway 1 Discovery Route, Part 2 | Go World Travel

March 14, 2020

We couldn’t come this far and not visit Paso Robles Wine Country, home to more than 200 wineries and about 100 tasting rooms. Near San Simeon, we veered off Highway 1 onto Highway 46 going east.

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Justin Winery Paso Robles | What the Fab

February 3, 2020

JUSTIN Winery in Paso Robles is absolutely one of those can’t-miss vineyards in Paso! It’s known for being one of the region’s pioneers, and they have both a tasting room in downtown as well as a tasting room at their beautiful estate in the Adelaida District. We spent an afternoon at their vineyard and estate tasting room and loved it.

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The Winning Combination | The SOMM Journal

February 1, 2020

Gathered in a private room on the second floor of one of San Diego's swankiest restaurants, Juniper & Ivy, a group of sommeliers, buyers, and members of the media took a break from the busy SommCon schedule to dine with representatives from a handful of Paso Robles wineries.

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Taking Terroir to Task | The Tasting Panel

February 1, 2020

To date, the term terroir has largely been reserved for the Old World. Derived from the French language, it refers to a concept that has been central to European wine production since, well, forever—one that’s easy enough to understand but nevertheless hasn’t been a focal point for New World winemakers until recently.

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Paso Robles is on the World Stage for Cabernet Sauvignon | Wine Country This Month

February 1, 2020

As Paso Robles becomes recognized as one of the world's premiere producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals, the area has seen significant growth in red Bordeaux plantings. Today, more than 57 percent of Paso Robles vineyard acreage is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varieties.

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A Paso Robles Weekender Primer | LaLaScoop

January 21, 2020

The cliché is that it’s what Napa used to be. But Paso Robles doesn’t seem to care for the comparisons with the long-established wine country to the north. Oh, they’re happy to provide fruit for those big “Napa Valley” Zins and Cabs, but appear happy to carve out their own distinct niche in the wine world.

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Things to Do in Paso Robles: Paso Travel Guide | What the Fab

January 21, 2020

The reason I feel like Paso Robles is a bit of a hidden gem is I received a lot of DMs from people during our trip asking where Paso Robles is. Some people even asked where in Texas I was. Y’all, I was in California’s central coast. In Paso Robles, not to be confused with El Paso.

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Best Paso Robles Restaurants | What the Fab

January 21, 2020

We’re continuing with my Paso Robles series today, covering the best Paso Robles restaurants! The Paso Robles restaurants situation is not nearly as overwhelming as the Paso Robles wineries sitch (there are over 260, so it’s tough to narrow things down!), but there are plenty of delicious gems to choose from.

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Best Paso Robles Wineries | What the Fab

January 17, 2020

There are so many amazing Paso Robles wineries to explore and there’s no way you can visit all of them in one trip—there are over 260 wineries in Paso! But that’s ok, you’ll just have to make multiple trips to try as many Paso Robles wines as possible.

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European Style, Hospitality in Paso Robles, CA | Go World Travel

January 14, 2020

Steeple bells are chiming; it must be time for afternoon wine tasting at Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles wine country. We happily oblige!

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8 Reasons to Visit Paso Robles Now | California Wine & Travel

December 2, 2019

Paso Robles has a long history as a spa town and ranching country, but it doesn’t take more than a few minutes to figure out what’s driving the tourist economy these days: the wine industry. As recently as a quarter century ago, only a few dozen wineries operated in Paso Robles. Today there are close to 300, from pioneers like Eberle and Tablas Creek to Caliza, Jada, and other smaller producers,

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12 Foolproof Paso Robles Wine Tasting Experiences | California Wine & Travel

December 2, 2019

With nearly 300 wineries in the Paso Robles appellation, figuring out which ones to visit can be daunting. To help you make the most of your time, here are a dozen tried-and-true favorites. Some are unassuming, others luxurious, but all pour superb wines and treat guests like old friends.

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More in Morro Bay | PalateXposure

November 29, 2019

Traveling on the Central Coast means being surrounded by wine regions. Should you have an instant wine tasting craving while in town, Chateau Margene tasting room to the rescue! It’s a 3,000 or so case boutique winery specializing in Cabernet and Bordeaux blends, as well as Pinot Noir. Owner Michael Mooney co-founded Paso Robles Cab Collective along with the Daniel Daou group. Terrific wines and super-friendly staff.

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Kid-friendly California wineries are just the ticket for families who love wine country | Los Angeles Times

November 19, 2019

Part of the fun of family travel is the unexpected place that both parents and kids enjoy. Maybe a winery isn’t top of mind, but maybe it should be. Here are four California wineries that all generations can enjoy.

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Exploring 'Slo Cal' on California's Central Coast | The Epoch Times

November 5, 2019

From the air, I see only green fields. Rows of vineyards run like neat braids over sandy hills and along fields of produce. California's Central Coast is known for its vineyards, but it also produces berries, broccoli, flowers, and vegetables.

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Weekend getaway: 48 Hours in Paso Robles with bikes, wine and more | Mercury News, East Bay Times & Santa Cruz Sentinel

October 20, 2019

Paso Robles is the wine country you didn’t know you needed to visit. It has all the oenophile appeal of Napa, but with a kicked-back feel and mellow vibe. And with a drive time of less than three hours from the Bay Area, it’s just the right distance for a romantic escape — or girls (or boys) weekend away.

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Fall in love in wine country | San Joaquin Magazine

October 1, 2019

Find romance amongst the vines. Located on the Salinas River north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles affords it guests a luxurious experience from start to finish. Premier wineries takeover much of the land, producing otherworldly Bordeauxs like the Cabernet Sauvignon for which the region is best known

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Taste of Wine: All Cabernet all the time with the Cab Collective | Coast News Online

September 17, 2019

There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting under the Paso Robles sun next to a vineyard in a cozy, comfy chair, sipping a Cabernet Sauvignon at one of the 24 wineries in the Paso Robles Cab Collective. The Cab Collective (PRCC) is a group of wineries in Paso dedicated to the full potential of producing superior quality, classic and age-worthy Cabs and red Bordeaux varietals that can compete on the global stage.

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Wine with a View: A Two-Day Paso Robles Adelaida District Wine Tasting Itinerary | Winetraveler

August 28, 2019

This is part five — the final edition — of the Paso Robles itinerary series and now it’s time to head into the highlands of the northwestern region of Paso Robles in the Adelaida District. The Adelaida became an official district of the Paso Robles AVA in 2014, but it first gained notoriety under the guidance of Dr. Stanley Hoffman, who purchased a 1,200-acre ranch in the District in 1964.

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Paso Robles: Discover California wine country at its loveliest | Toronto Sun Online

August 24, 2019

Wine has been made in Paso Robles since the 1790s. Franciscan friars planted the first grapes here 60 years before California even became a state. They say Paso Robles is California’s biggest and fastest-growing wine region. But cruise into sleepy downtown Paso and you’d find it hard to believe.

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5 Great Southern Paso Robles Winery To Visit | Winetraveler

August 23, 2019

Continuing on with our Paso Robles adventures, it’s now time to head South of Downtown Paso Robles for wine tasting. You can choose to visit these five wineries in one day focused mostly on the tasting experience, or you can spread it out over several days to take more time lingering at each while adding in some of our other suggested Paso Robles activities.

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5 Must Visit Wineries East on the East Side of Paso Robles | Winetraveler

August 20, 2019

If you have been following along on Winetraveler’s Paso Robles wine adventures, you know this was a very busy trip researching places to stay, where to eat and things to do in Paso Robles, and as promised it’s now time to highlight a few of the must-visit wineries.

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12 Essential Things to do in Paso Robles | Winetraveler

August 16, 2019

Now that we’ve introduced you to Paso Robles and given you tips on where to stay and eat, let’s dive into the plethora of activities – outside of wine – there are to do. Yes, I said outside of wine. I know we’re all Winetravelers here, but Like I said, we’ll get to that soon.

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Essential Paso Robles Itinerary: Top Hotels, Restaurants and Bars | Winetraveler

August 14, 2019

So, let’s first start what Paso Robles is not. It’s not in Texas and it’s not too hot to make outstanding wine. It is also not exclusively Rhone styles or Zinfandel. While it may be known as California’s “Rhône Zone,” more than 50% of the grapes grown are Bordeaux varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon. On the other hand, Paso Robles IS a region every Winetraveler should get to know and put on their bucket list.

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Taste of Wine: A new view of Paso Robles wines | Coast News Online

July 30, 2019

There was a time when, if you were a wine lover from Southern California and you wanted to visit some of the finest wineries in the state, Paso Robles was a Central Coast pit stop along the way to Napa Valley, producing the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in America.

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Taste of Wine: Cabs & Zins dominate in Paso Robles – Part 2 | Coast News Online

July 24, 2019

After an over eight-year search, some 13 years ago Daniel and Georges Daou planted their first Cabernet Sauvignon vines on what would become DAOU Mountain in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles. It was the pinnacle of what would become the largest wine district in California. It was then that they vowed to create California’s “first growth” wine

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Cabs & Zins Dominate in Paso Robles - Part 2 | Taste of Wine and Food

July 21, 2019

This weeks column is Part 2 of our Paso Robles Press Tour. We feature DAOU, Hidden Oak, and Turley Vineyards and Wineries along with the Paso Robles Cab Collective consortium. While we all know that DAOU is famous for their Cab Sauv's, we recommend our viewers to check out Unbound, one of our First Half Top 10s, along with soon to be released "The Bodyguard" that Daniel Daou calls "approachable luxury".

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Taste of Wine: Touring & tasting Paso Robles - Part 1 | Coast News Online

July 16, 2019

For just the second time in the history of this 15-year column, a wine country will be featured in three parts. Only Napa Valley has had this distinction before. Paso Robles has come of age. It has captured the hearts and palates of many more wine lovers than even a few years ago. For a number of years, it was mainly French Rhone Valley-style wines that caught the attention of visitors and buyers.

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Embracing Sustainability | Tasting Panel

July 15, 2019

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Touring & Tasting Paso Robles – Part 1 | Taste of Wine and Food

July 14, 2019

For just the 2nd time in the history of this 15 year column, a wine country will be featured in 3 parts. Only Napa Valley has had this distinction before. Paso Robles has come of age.

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Cabernet Sauvignon is the King of Grapes in Paso Robles | Winetraveler

July 2, 2019

As Paso Robles becomes recognized as one of the world’s premiere producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals, the area has seen significant growth in red Bordeaux plantings. Today, more than 57 percent of Paso Robles vineyard acreage are made up of Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varieties.

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11 Perfect Things to do in Paso Robles | Practical Wanderlust

July 1, 2019

Vineyards. Olive trees. Hot springs. Paso Robles, California is one of our absolute favorite places in California, and the perfect spot for a weekend getaway! Located under an hour from San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, the Central Coast town where my husband grew up, this California wine country town is the Central Coast’s answer to Napa & Sonoma

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Hailing a Cab | Caviar Affair

June 30, 2019

It goes almost without saying that most winemakers have a remarkable origin story - whether they're carrying on a multigenerational European wine dynasty or they've worked their way up from itinerant cellar hand to master vintner.

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Writing It's Own History | SOMM Journal

June 13, 2019

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Destination Paso Robles | WhereTraveler.com

June 4, 2019

After exchanging vows at San Francisco City Hall in1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio set out on their Paso Robles honeymoon. Times have changed but Paso has only gotten better. Midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles in California's Central Coast wine country is much more than just an alternative to Napa and Sonoma.

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10 Reasons to Visit Paso Robles Now | Money Inc

June 1, 2019

There is something about Paso Robles. Time seems to slow down…the air feels better. Life seems less hectic and business owners in California’s Central Coast are working hard to make their dreams come true.

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The Grit and Grace of Paso Robles | Wine Spectator

May 31, 2019

Paso Robles is no longer in the middle of wine's nowhere. The region has become a bustling destination, regularly attracting more than a million visitors a year for its world-class wines, modern tasting rooms, luxury accommodations and wine-friendly restaurants. Paso, as it's known among locals, has a quaint downtown, a ruggedly beautiful countryside and an infusion of new talent that makes it one of today's most exciting places for wine in California.

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Paso Robles is 'one of the most exciting places' for California wine, magazine says | Tribune Online

May 28, 2019

The accolades keep rolling in for Paso Robles.
The North County city was recently profiled as a must-visit destination for wine lovers and one of the most exciting places for wine in California by Wine Spectator magazine.
Paso Robles will be getting an 11-page spread in the publication’s June 30 issue.

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Travel Review - Paso Robles Wine Country | Delightful Repast

May 16, 2019

I'd been craving a wine country getaway since my first whiff of autumn in the air, but it took us until well into spring to make it happen. Wherever you are in the US, wine country isn't far away since all 50 states have vineyards now. But it had been nearly two years since our last California wine adventure, and we really wanted to head back to the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA).

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Move over, Napa. Paso Robles wines could be ‘next blockbuster hit,’ magazine says | Sacramento Bee Online

May 3, 2019

Another prestigious publication has discovered what most of us already knew: Paso Robles reds rock.
A recent story in Robb Report hails Paso Robles as “one of the state’s best sources for Bordeaux-style wine,” rivaling those produced by the region’s northern neighbor, Napa.

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Paso Robles Might Just Rival Napa When It Comes to Reds | Robb Report Online

May 1, 2019

Napa is like the Hollywood of winemaking: Its name alone evokes its craft, and its annual releases are eagerly awaited. But a new carpet of reds is rolling out in Central California as sleeper region Paso Robles gains increasing recognition as one of the state’s best sources of Bordeaux-style wine. Bottles of its Cabernet Sauvignons are now regularly earning critics’ scores in the mid- to high-90s and competing with the best of California—and France.

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A New Regime | SOMM Journal

March 1, 2019

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Highway 1 Discovery Route | Northeast Golf

February 1, 2019

Along California’s Central Coast, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Highway 1 Discovery Route connects beautiful beaches, wide open spaces, outdoor adventure, award-winning wineries and great golf courses. The Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles is the ideal spot to stay, Tuscan style.

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Insider's Guide to Paso Robles | Wine Country

January 15, 2019

Known as the land of “cowboys and wine,” Paso Robles charms with its unpretentious attitude, stunning scenery, and wide range of wines suited for every taste and budget. In fact, Paso Robles grows over 40 different varieties and is home to some 200+ wineries (and counting), so it’s no wonder this Central Coast region is quickly becoming one of California’s most popular Wine Country destinations.

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Delicious Destination: Paso Robles Wine Country | The Spokesman-Review

January 14, 2019

Paso Robles is the best wine region you’ve probably never visited. But you absolutely should make plans to venture to the gorgeous area near San Luis Obispo, especially if you’re a fan of the fermented grape.

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Delicious Destination: Paso Robles wine country | Spokesman-Review Online

January 14, 2019

Paso Robles is the best wine region you’ve probably never visited. But you absolutely should make plans to venture to the gorgeous area near San Luis Obispo, especially if you’re a fan of the fermented grape.

We recently spent a few blissful days exploring the area, coming away from our visit mighty impressed by the beautiful landscape, the warm welcomes, outstanding food, and, of course, the wine. Here are a few of our faves, which barely scratch the surface of the 200+ wineries that call this region home.

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Why California's Paso Robles Could be the Next Bordeaux | Robb Report

December 6, 2018

Look to California's Central Coast for the state's newest kings of red.

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26 Stellar Wines Under $100 (That Taste Like They Cost a Lot More) | Robb Report

November 20, 2018

A wine cellar populated with expertly curated, closely managed bottles—maturing through time to their optimum drinking moment—is a wonderful thing. Should you be so lucky to be sitting on such a collection, your special occasions are covered as those bottles meet their moments.

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Why Paso Robles Should Be Your Next California Wine Trip | Houstonia Mag

November 8, 2018

If you got yourself to Paso Robles you’re undoubtedly there for the wine. Everything else is a beautiful bonus. With more than 200 local wines, this quaint town is giving Napa and Sonoma a run for their money—and for good reason.

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Gaining Ground | The SOMM Journal

November 1, 2018

Paso Robles nips at the heels of Napa in overall acreage of Cabernet Sauvignon

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California's Central Coast: Where Will the Road Take You? | Money Inc.

October 19, 2018

The Central California Coast – situated between Los Angeles and San Francisco – provides a special lure due to its small-town charm, where time feels like it moves a little slower. Towns like Cayucos, Cambria, Nipomo, and Avila Beach along the Highway 1 Discovery Route remind me of the quaint coziness of the New England villages where I am from.

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The New Paso Robles | Santa Barbara Seasons

October 16, 2018

Fall means harvest in Paso Robles—time to gather and sort the juicy, flavor-packed grapes in the hundreds of vineyards that surround the city.

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Paso Robles vineyards & wineries to visit | Decanter

October 14, 2018

From pretty hillside vineyards to cutting edge wineries - Julie Albin shares where to visit in Paso Robles...

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Paso Robles: California's Hidden Region of 200 Wineries | Intermezzo

August 22, 2018

Mid-California's "Paso" offers everything from dining to shopping to hiking and cycling. And wine tasting, of course.

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6 Secrets About Paso Robles, A Vibrant Wine Region of California | Forbes

August 13, 2018

One of Central California’s most charming towns is an easy drive from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Paso Robles is a half an hour from the Pacific Ocean and is home to great local wineries and fun bars and restaurants.

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The Pass of the Oaks | Asia Spa

April 13, 2018

Located equidistant from both San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast, Paso Robles is well known to Californian (and to lesser extent American) wine lovers, but it is still a relative secret for international visitors thanks to the huge shadow cast by California’s wine heavyweights Napa and Sonoma.

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Perugia by way of Paso Robles | Money Inc.

April 9, 2018

Desiring Perugia’s peaceful tranquility sans jetlag, we drove to Paso Robles. Just like Perugia is overshadowed by Tuscany, Paso is eclipsed by Napa. This is a mammoth mistake for wine lovers and foodies alike. Huge. No small wonder TripAdvisor identified Paso as a destination on the rise for 2018 and Forbes listed it as one of 2018’s best travel values.

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5 Awesome Wineries to Visit in Paso Robles | Foodie Loves Fitness

March 16, 2018

Paso Robles is about 6 hours north from where I live. It’s a bit of a lesser known wine country compared to Napa and Sonoma, but it has grown in popularity in recent years – and rightly so. It has so much California country charm, great weather for wine growing, and a downtown area that actually reminds me so much of Sonoma. In 2013, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Paso Robles its Wine Region of the Year.

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Wineries Producing World Class Bordeaux | LuxeEpicure

February 20, 2018

Winemaking may have begun in Paso Robles as early as 1797 with the Spanish missionaries but it wasn’t until 6 wineries were established throughout the 1940s that the region began developing a reputation for premium California wine.

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A Weekend of Wineries in Paso Robles, California | The Daily Meal

February 6, 2018

More than 300 wineries, farm-fresh food, and a quaint downtown make this small city a perfect getaway
Paso Robles is about a four-hour drive from Los Angeles, making it closer than Napa but farther than the Santa Ynez Valley. The more than 300 wineries in this sleepy Central California town are uncrowded, affordable, and produce some of the best wines in the world. Here is a guide to a perfect weekend getaway in Paso Robles.

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Wineries Producing World Class Bordeaux | AFAR

February 5, 2018

Wine making may have begun in Paso Robles as early as 1797 with the Spanish missionaries but it wasn’t until 6 wineries were established throughout the 1940s that the region began developing a reputation for premium California wine.

Fast forward to today where some reds, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, "out Bordeaux" France's Bordeaux and rival certain internationally recognized wine regions north of San Francisco. The Paso Robles CAB Collective was established in 2012 to protect and promote small independent wineries that make these distinctive vintages possible. To put things into perspective, nearly two-thirds of Paso Robles' wineries produce less than 5,000 cases.

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Wineries Producing World Class Bordeaux | Gastro Traveling

January 10, 2018

Wine making may have begun in Paso Robles as early as 1797 with the Spanish missionaries but it wasn’t until 6 wineries were established throughout the 1940s that the region began developing a reputation for premium California wine. Fast forward to today where some reds, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, “out Bordeaux” France’s Bordeaux and rival certain internationally recognized wine regions north of San Francisco. The Paso Robles CAB Collective was established in 2012 to protect and promote small independent wineries that make these distinctive vintages possible. To put things into perspective, nearly two-thirds of Paso Robles’ wineries produce less than 5,000 cases.

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Great stops for Bordeaux-style reds | Bindu Trips

November 15, 2017

The Paso Robles CAB Collective works to raise the visibility of wines made from locally grown Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux grape varietals such as Cabernet Franc and Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Below is a one-day Bordeaux-focused itinerary with stops at four of the collective’s members. This Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Tasting Tour starts with tastings at two east-side (east of U.S. 101) wineries with lunch at the second, followed by visits to two west-side ones. Alternatives are provided for each stop.

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Paso Robles CAB Collective | Bindu Trips

November 1, 2017

One of the delights of touring the collective’s 30 or so member wineries is experiencing the broad range of wines produced from grapes grown in the various subappellations. Some wines represent nuanced plays on traditional (i.e., French) blends, others exhibit the bold fruit-forward Californian characteristics that have attracted the interest of collectors and major wine critics.

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The Passion of Paso Robles Cabernet | Daily Dish Magazine

October 14, 2017

Nestled just 30 miles north of San Luis Obispo at the foothills of the Santa Lucia Coastal Range to the West in Paso Robles, you will find one of the most passionate groups of winemakers, vineyard owners, and wine industry professionals trying to share their love of the beautiful bouquets of big Bordeaux wines produced there.

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Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon at par with Napa Valley? | Napa Valley Register

June 8, 2017

Has the unthinkable happened? Are Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon wines now on par with Napa Valley’s?

Ask vintner Daniel Daou, who has been carrying the cabernet sauvignon torch ever since he arrived in Paso Robles with his brother, Georges, in 2007. Co-proprietor of Daou Vineyards, the vintner is naturally bullish on cabs and Bordeaux varietals from the Paso region.

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Ideal Conditions for the King of Grapes | SOMM Journal

June 1, 2017

Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the once rural ranching town of Paso Robles has transformed into a distinguished wine region. The area has gained greater recognition with each vintage, the wines popping up on wine lists and in retail shops across the country. What better way for buyers and sommeliers to explore Paso Robles wine country than a three-day immersive experience?

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The Many Faces of Paso Robles CAB | SOMM Journal

February 1, 2017

It's hard to deny Cabernet Sauvignon's dominance in the wine market. This heat-loving, mid- to late-ripening grape thrives in Bordeaux's well-drained soils and has made itself at home in Paso Robles, on California's Central Coast. The most widely planted red wine variety in California is also the most wide planted grape in Paso Robles, as producers have found the region to exhibit near perfect growing conditions for this beloved red wine.

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The Underrated Wines of Paso Robles CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting 2016 | élite magazine

January 20, 2017

Last October I got a peek of the new upscale Allegretto Vineyard Resort when I attended the Paso Robles CAB Collective fourth annual CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting, which exclusively focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals – at least 75 of them. Much like Pinot Days and Rhone Rangers, these tasting are a great way to learn about a certain style of wine.

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6 Reasons to Uncover Hidden Paso Robles in Central California | Johnny Jet

December 21, 2016

Once a sleepy town in California’s central coast, Paso Robles is now beaming with character for travelers searching for a more authentic experience. Haven’t heard of it? It’s located exactly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, 3.5 hours away from each city along highway 101.

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Rediscovering Paso Robles: California's Bordeaux is 4 hours from O.C. | Orange County register

November 5, 2016

It was a geeky meeting, even for a room full of sommeliers and wine journalists.

Scientists used PowerPoint to talk about the arcane world of phenolic analysis. WineXRay, a company that provides quick and accurate readings of dissolved compounds in red wine, was on hand to explain its wares. And the wine being debated, obsessed over and ultimately tasted that day was the king of American viticulture, our answer to France’s highfalutin Bordeaux: cabernet sauvignon.

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These Paso wines are as good as the best from Napa, Wine Advocate says | The San Luis Obispo Tribune

September 28, 2016

Bordeaux-style wines from some of Paso Robles’ top producers have garnered some of their highest scores ever from Robert Parker’s influential Wine Advocate publication.

“While Paso Robles has been synonymous with the Rhône movement for over a decade now, it is worth noting the quality of the Bordeaux varieties coming from these limestone hills today,” Wine Advocate’s Jeb Dunnuck wrote in his recent review of new releases from 2013 and 2014.

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Paso Robles' Cabernet Sauvignon Gains ground | Food & Beverage Magazine

August 8, 2016

Paso Robles is earning its place as one of the world’s premiere producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux varietals.

Not only is recognition among critics and sommeliers increasing across the board for members of the Paso Robles CAB Collective, Paso’s producers are planting more Cabernet Sauvignon than ever before, ensuring the region continues to position itself alongside the world’s top Bordeaux varietal regions.

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Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Wowed the World at Recent CABs of Distinction Event | Food & Beverage Magazine

May 17, 2016

The members of the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective (PRCC) are proud to announce something they long knew: When tasted alongside some of the best reds from Bordeaux and Napa Valley, Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style wines not only hold their own, but will win over some of the best palates on the planet.

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Local cabernets hold their own against other wine regions | The San Luis Obispo Tribune

April 19, 2016

Another big win for San Luis Obispo County! OK, so we’re the happiest place this side of Bhutan, with the best climate in the world, and not too overly gentrified. What’s next? How about a world-class cabernet sauvignon region comparable to Napa Valley and Bordeaux?

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Paso Robles wines shine at 'Judgment of Paso'

April 18, 2016

It was clear at the Judgment of Paso tasting that Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends are at par with wines from Napa Valley and Bordeaux.

The Judgment of Paso was the final event of the two-day CABs of Distinction Symposium targeted to the trade, media and sommeliers and organized by the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux) Collective.

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Hail a 'CAB' in Paso Robles | The Desert Sun

March 28, 2016

Happily nestled inland just north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles offers a bounty of agri-treasures discovered amid lush green hills dotted with grazing cattle and laid-out ranches that bespeak a rich rancho heritage that spans centuries.

Without a doubt, one of the biggest bounties of the area is its proliferation of quality wineries that dot hilltops and are secreted down rural country lanes.

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Discover Paso Robles' Booming Wine Scene | Wine Enthusiast

October 1, 2015

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Stunning Phenolics | The SOMM Journal

August 1, 2015

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Cabernet Is King In Paso Robles | Wine Geographic

July 29, 2015

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Understanding Paso Robles Wine | Wine Folly

July 15, 2015

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Cab Comparo | The SOMM Journal

June 30, 2015

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The Cork Dorks | The KRUSH 92.5

June 10, 2015

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2013 Vintage Could be the Toast of Paso Robles | The Orange County Register

May 27, 2015

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From the Vine: Blind Tasting Yields Honest Results | Lompoc Record

May 17, 2015

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CABs of Distinction Media Event Offers Great Tasting Opportunities | Examiner.com

May 11, 2015

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Paso Robles Cabernet has its Moment in the Sun | KCET

April 29, 2015

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CABs of Distinction- Paso Robles Bordeaux-style wines showcased | Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

April 26, 2015

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Presents CABs of Distinction | Examiner.com

April 26, 2015

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CABs of Distinction Grand Tasting Features Paso Robles Best Producers | Examiner.com

April 22, 2015

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CABs of Distinction - Taste. Celebrate. Discover | Wine Country This Week

March 1, 2015

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CAB Collective announces details for 2015 CABs of Distinction | Paso Robles Daily News

February 17, 2015

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Announce details for 2015 CABs of Distinction | WineBusiness.com

February 17, 2015

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Craving Bordeaux? Choose a Blend from Paso Robles | examiner.com

December 7, 2014

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Distinctively Cab! | SHEdrinksHEeats.com

November 20, 2014

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Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon: Daou’s Data | Backcountry Wines

November 12, 2014

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Paso Robles Wine Country… A Land of Great Diversity | Jamesthewineguy.com

October 26, 2014

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A Close Look at Paso Robles CAB Collective | Hitched Magazine

September 23, 2014

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Discovering the Diversity of Paso Robles Wine in 24 Hours | WineCompass.com

September 15, 2014

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