Through Our Wineglasses

December 15, 2016
by Laura Dienzo
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Afternoon with Alder Yarrow and The Essence of Wine

Thanks to Jean Pedigo of Laughing Dog Cellars I had the privilege of spending a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Templeton and Paso Robles with wine blogger and author Alder Yarrow.    Alder was in town for a book signing of … Continue reading

January 27, 2016
by Laura Dienzo
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Hidden Gem in Paso Robles

Weekends in January are a great time to go wine tasting with your girlfriends  since it’s likely that your husbands have their interests elsewhere…namely in front of a TV watching football.   Two of my friends took advantage of this … Continue reading

September 30, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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Napa and Sonoma…Venturing Beyond Paso Robles

We rarely venture out beyond Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo and feel perfectly content doing so considering the quality of wines so close to home.  (We do hope to make it to Europe some day though) A few weeks … Continue reading

August 6, 2015
by Ray Dienzo
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Talley Vineyards

It’s good to be reminded of our diverse wine region in San Luis Obispo County. On a beautiful SLO County Sunday (7/12/15), we visited Talley Vineyards mainly to get a change of pace and spend some time with friends from … Continue reading

June 2, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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Paso Robles Wine Fest — Day Two

It’s difficult to visit all of the wineries you want to over a festival weekend!  Thankfully we live close enough to the wineries that we don’t have to try to squeeze them all in. We started off day two of … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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Wine Fest Weekend in Paso Robles

Festival weekends are a lot of fun at Paso Robles wineries!  Many of the wineries have events during the weekend that include live music, barbecues and even tours.  The Wine Festival in May also has a one day event held … Continue reading

March 9, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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San Luis Obispo Favorite

For those unfamiliar with San Luis Obispo County, this area is composed of a couple of micro-climates that create a variety of unique wine growing areas.  The North County, where we live, is the Paso Robles wine region and as I’ve … Continue reading

Tooth and Nail winery castle entrance

February 23, 2015
by Laura Dienzo
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Bookends Tastings

Bookends tasting, as in we started the weekend tasting wine at Pear Valley Winery along with some live music and delicious food and we finished the weekend with a quick trip out to taste at the new winery, Tooth and Nail … Continue reading

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