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Do You Wine Taste?

Wine tasting has been taking off for some time and even regions where there aren’t vineyards, have wine tasting rooms to learn and enjoy the latest wines.

However, not eTobin_James-wine_tastingveryone has the luxury or convenience of sauntering down to the local wine tasting bar and saddle up for a sip of vino … or more. So with that we ask, have you ever done wine tasting and if so, how many times? Or are you a regular on the scene of any and every wine tasting opportunity that comes across?

Let us know and share with your friends, family and colleagues. We want to know: Do You Wine Taste?

Cheers,

Daryle W. Hier

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What Is The Best White Wine?

A lot of talk about red wine dominates our blog, but I realize, white wine is just as popular and in fact in some cases, is more popular than reds. I don’t personally have a great palette and it seems when it comes to the lighter shades of vino, my taste buds lack any real interest. Still, it’s easier on a hot day to uncork a nice white wine than heavier reds like Zin, which I love.White wines: keep these affordable winners, from both the New and Old World, chilled for any occasion.

But enough about my thoughts: what is your favorite white wine varietal?

Cheers,

Daryle W. Hier

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What Is Your Favorite Wine?

We had an election and brought to mine that I somehow never thought to ask what peoples favorite wine is. Considering we’re in the number one wine region in the world, the least I could do is engage folks by asking what their favorite varietal is. I don’t want to sway the vote, so I won’t say which is mine. I think if you’ve read enough of these posts, you probably know. Now vote.Wines on store shelf.

Cheers,

Daryle W. Hier

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What Is Paso Robles’ Best Season Of The Year?

A friend from down under emailed me with a question revolving around the seasons here in Paso Robles. He wanted to know when it was the best time to come to the number one wine region in the world and well, it got me thinking.oaktree_pasorobles-adj.jpg What is ‘best’?

Are you talking about weather? Or maybe trying to miss the crowds. Or maybe you want to be here when everyone else, so as to party. I emailed him some ideas but it gets me to the polls query.  What is the best season of the year here in Paso?

Each is great in its own way

Summer brings heat and lots of outdoor concerts, along with a ton of vineyard events. Fall offers the beauty of the colors and milder yet comfortable temps for activities such as harvest with dinners in the vineyards. Winter is all about the holiday festivities such as the Vine Street Victorian Showcase to enjoy with the crisp clear air. And finally Spring is bringing back the Irish green hills and vineyards along with flowers adding color combined with pickup parties galore.

I live here and have my own opinions, but whether you’re from here or Autumn in Paso Roblesnot, what season of the year do you like best either living here or visiting? Even if you haven’t been here, go ahead give an opinion – it’s free. By the way, this town swells to twice its size on big weekends such as festivals, holidays and of course the Mid-State Fair. That’s why hotels are going in faster than a Gold Rush.

Anyway, now it’s your turn – let’s hear from you.

Cheers,

Daryle W. Hier

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POLL: Ever Purchase A Wine Barrel Product?

First of all, we’re not talking about wine.  Instead, what we are asking is if you ever Oak Barrel Furniture - etcbought an oak barrel product like our decorative barrels, maybe half barrels such as our planter and hose holders or even wine barrel furniture typically like chairs, tables etc.  Let us know and pass this around to your friends.

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Daryle W. Hier

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Wine Barrel Bands: What Color Looks Best?

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As the story goes, we did these decorative wine barrels with the thought that it would match up with our trim around the house, so they became green – Hunter green to be specific.  However, as time went on, we felt the burgundy look might be best as it matched up with the barrels color.  Then when we saw black on some whiskey barrels, it added a distinctive look that set off the barrel.

With that said, and along with the idea that we could just buff out the stainless steel bands and go with a more natural look, what do you feel looks the best?  Possibly another color might be your favorite?  Note: we’ve looked into chroming the bands, but the cost is quite high and for now, we won’t offer that as an option.  Although feel free to vote that in as an alternative.

You can vote once a week and let your friends in on the poll as well.  Thanks.

Salootie Patootie,

Daryle W. Hier

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Which California Wine Region Is Your Favorite?

With the recent acknowledgement that the Paso Robles AVA is the world’s Wine Region of the Year, more wine notoriety has come to California generated from a source other than california_wine_mapNapa or Sonoma.

Stretching from San Diego to the Oregon border, wineries are growing all over the Golden State with several thousand wineries accounting for 90% of the Unites States’ overall wine production.  From the Central Coast to the San Joaquin Valley or the Sierra Foothills to the North Coast, there’s an abundance of wine being produced in California.

With that said, which region is your favorite?  Or maybe you have another favorite?  Vote on the poll and note that you can vote once a week.

Salootie Patootie,

Daryle W. Hier

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