Author Archives: Angela

Meet two local Garagistes: Ron Hill and Angela Soleno

Originally posted on Central Coast Wine Press:
Let me introduce two of the winemakers participating in the March 29 and 30 Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure: Ron Hill, owner and winemaker of a-non-a-mus of Orcutt, and Angela Soleno, owner and winemaker of…

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Less is more

Everyone should get some of what I’ve got.  I believe you can make room for happiness in your life by eliminating the clutter. A friend recently told me ‘the man who has nothing, has everything.’  Maybe that’s true, maybe not.  … Continue reading

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Tasting Room Rant – Smoking is disgusting

Ok, so I get it, some people tend to smoke when they drink.  But we are talking about wine tasting here, remember?  Not a single person in the world thinks the stench of stale smoke is appealing and it really … Continue reading

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Cheers to 2012

I guess life is just a series of moments, lows and highs.  We spend a lot of time searching for the high.  If we are smart we are aware of our surroundings and can appreciate the moment in front of … Continue reading

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Tasting Room Rant – Turning water to wine and rinsing your glass

Stop right there… As far as I know the almighty Jesus was the only one who could turn water into wine… so why don’t you take a look before pitching your water… you might be aiming into the water pitcher.  … Continue reading

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Dream Journal – Sail

I had a thought concerning my dreams.  Concerning my life.  Wondering why my brain was nearly dead for a year or more and now is suddenly alive again.  No change in my habits other than the daily dose of olive … Continue reading

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Tasting Room Rant – Do you allow children in the tasting room?

I just got a call… “Do you allow children in the tasting room”, she asked as her toddler screamed in the background.  “No.” I answered.  I was lying.  But hey, I did it for the whole.  Not just myself.  Listen, … Continue reading

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Tasting Room Rant – Cracker Monsters

Sometimes I walk into the tasting room and it looks like we just got struck by the cracker monster.  Cookie Monster’s cousin who mows through all the crackers in sight leaving crumbs all over the place.  Or better yet, I … Continue reading

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What to drink as the world ends

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Santa Barbara wineries enter maturity: The history of grapes in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara wineries enter maturity: The history of grapes in Santa Barbara.

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