Through Our Wineglasses

White wine flight tasting list at Grape Encounters Empourium wine shop

January 24, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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Wine Tasting “Encounters” in Atascadero

Who knew that Atascadero had a vibrant wine tasting night life? Laura and I along with a good friend enjoyed a fun Friday evening at Grape Encounters EmPOURium.  This great little wine shop doesn’t only carry an excellent wine selection chosen … Continue reading

Winding dirt road through olive groves in Creston, CA

January 21, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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Midweek Tastings

On occasion I will get a call from a good friend asking me if I would like to accompany her during the week to either pick up a wine club shipment or to pick up some Olive Oil out at … Continue reading

Looking through a Pelletiere Winery wine glass towards the barn door at the winery

January 18, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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A New Favorite and an Old One

We had the privilege of visiting Pelletiere Winery today in the Willow Creek area of Paso Robles that just opened on Friday January 16th.  The tasting room is gorgeous with a fabulous granite counter and a beautiful farm table with great … Continue reading

January 11, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Quest

As we’ve been tasting wines mainly from the Paso Robles region in California. We’ve occasionally come across Pinot Noir wines from the Santa Lucia highlands. Since Pinot Noir is not big in the Paso area we became more intrigued and … Continue reading

January 11, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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11 years of tasting…and we aren’t done yet!

Eleven years ago my wife Laura wanted to celebrate her birthday by going wine tasting! She figured wine country was in our backyard and we kinda liked wine and I did a lot of civil engineering work with wineries. So … Continue reading