Best white wine tasting in Paso Robles

Another in my series of favorite wines and wineries: Everyone knows that reds like syrah, zinfandel, and cabernet dominate the Paso Robles wine scene. Sometimes white wines are an afterthought, with perhaps one or two on a typical tasting room lineup. But a few wineries are making a name for themselves with their white wine …

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Best boutique wineries in Paso Robles

best boutique winery paso robles

One of our readers recently sent me a note asking for recommendations of boutique wineries in Paso Robles. “Dear Mr. Brennan, “My wife and I will be in Paso Robles in early February for three days to visit wineries, with a special interest in boutique ones. We are overwhelmed by the choice and would like …

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Family fun at the Cambria Christmas Market

Brennan Family Paso Robles

  Thousands and thousands of lights create amazing holiday tour The Cambria Christmas Market gives visitors a chance to revel in the sights, sounds, and festive ambiance that make Christmastime in Cambria a tradition that continues to delight families throughout the Central Coast for four years running. The Brennan family made its first visit to …

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Garagiste Wine Fest made for a great Saturday

Garagiste Wine Fest

Beth and I and some friends had a wonderful Saturday afternoon tasting wines and meeting new people at the Garagiste Wine Festival in Paso Robles. Hundreds of wine lovers converged at the Paso Robles Event Center for the fifth annual event. The wine fest featured about 50 small production winemakers, those who make less than 1,500 cases a …

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Riding a Flyboard in Puerto Vallarta

Riding a Flyboard in Puerto Vallarta was definitely a highlight of our vacation. It took a few minutes to figure it out. It’s basically balancing on a snowboard underwater and then riding it to the surface, then into the sky. As you can see from my wobbling feet, it took a great deal of balance …

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I saw some real rustlers in Wyoming

Note: I wrote this column back in August 2001 when I worked for John Tompkins and News Media Corporation. I’m grateful to the company for the opportunity to take trips like this one. Here’s the flashback: A trip to see the ‘Daddy of ‘em all’ Last week I had the opportunity to meet with some fellow …

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My first skydiving adventure

Skydive

On July 4, 2011, Beth and I took our first trip skydiving from an airport in Lompoc. It was an adventure with Sky Dive Santa Barbara planned for Beth’s birthday. We took off from Lompoc airport in a small prop airplane loaded down with fellow skydivers. The plane climbed to an altitude of 13,000 feet, …

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