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  • 14 May 2014 9:13 AM | Deleted user
    May 14 at 6:30 PM

    Call to make reservations 805-226-5405

    Click link to view flyer with more information.

    Estrella Firestone Walker Beer Dinner.pdf
  • 07 May 2014 10:03 PM | Deleted user
    The 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium Continues to Carry On the Mission of the Event's Founders

    The 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium (TCS) hosted by Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach, from May 16-18, 2014, today announced that this year's TCS will continue to carry on the mission of the event's founders despite the change in venue and ownership. As the country's premier event for education and celebration of Chardonnay wines, the mission of TCS remains that of bringing together Chardonnay producers, winemakers, sommeliers, and wine journalists, as well as both food and wine enthusiasts from all over the world, for an in-depth exploration of the world's favorite grape. Now, into its 5th year, TCS participants can expect the same, esoteric and educational experience, in the exploration of the world's most popular grape varietal.
  • 02 May 2014 8:48 AM | Deleted user
    Telegraph Brewing Company, 418 North Salsipuedes St, Santa Barbara, CA

    Join us for a joint Community Environmental Council (CEC) and US Green Business Council C4 (USGBC C4) Mixer at Telegraph Brewing Company on May 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Come mingle with green building and environmental professionals, advocates and friends. At the event we will also be celebrating the green building features of Telegraph Brewing Company’s new 10,000 square foot facility that were funded in part by a CEC Carrot Mob. The event will also feature a local food truck.
  • 28 Apr 2014 4:53 PM | Johna DeBellis

    It is very exciting to celebrate our 35th year of Wines & Steins; 2013-2014!  

    Dear Wines and Steins Friends,

    Join us this Friday, May 2nd @ 6:00 p.m. for our monthly Membership Meeting.

    *Speaker for the meeting:

    Lloyd C. Schantz, Senior Vice President; John I. Haas, Inc.- The world's largest producer of hops and hop products.

    Education - BS Microbiology and Biochemistry, MBA

    For more than 35 years, Lloyd has managed several global businesses focusing on flavors, functional food ingredients, botanicals and spices. Most recently he manages 2 business units and the global technical group for Haas'. His efforts focus on the production and marketing of advanced hop products and developing markets for hop products outside of the brewing industry which they refer to as "beyond brewing". Lloyd will present a pictorial walk through the world of hops from the field to your door, a brief overview of hop chemistry (for those of you who would like to see a chemical structure of what you are putting in your mouth), and a "get your hands dirty" evaluation of several hop varieties...if he can obtain beer produced primarily from these hop varieties, we will as well taste some finished product.
    **To pay for the storage of our club's wine making and beer making equipment, I would like home wine makers to bring a bottle or two of their wine.  For non-wine makers, if you would like to contribute a bottle, the storage owner prefers zinfandel.  I will deliver them as payment.  -Bill Sisler
    Welcome new people to our club! Introduce yourself & invite them to join you.
    Guests are a great way to introduce others to our club.
    Everyone bring wine &/or beer for our
    tasting table. Bring extra if you want a bottle on your table.
    Potluck means everyone is expected to bring a
    favorite dish to share. If you bring guests, please
    bring an extra dish ;) & don't forget your table
    Please provide:
    • Appetizers-------Last names starting  w/ letters A-C
    • Side Dish or Entree--Last names starting w/ letters D-P 
    • Desserts---------Last names starting  w/ letters Q-Z


    6:00-6:30 Welcome - all check in @ front door table       

    6:30-7:15 Business & Presentation-grab one more glass & be seated for the information period of our meeting.

    7:15-7:30 BBQ time/ Food prep.& ready on serving tables.  

    7:30- Dinner line opens-please allow our speakers to start the line. Then eat & visit @ your leisure, clean your area as you finish. Leave your table & chairs until..... 9:30 start collective clean up!
  • 28 Apr 2014 4:07 PM | Deleted user
    Continue our Culture of Quality!
    This is a reminder to RSVP today for the 4th Annual Grower Quality Improvement Program Kick-Off Meeting, part of our new grower education series focused on winegrape quality.

    Tuesday, April 29 at 9 a.m.

    J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
    6169 Airport Road
    Paso Robles, 93446
    Click here for directions

    About GQIP:
    The Grower Quality Improvement Program includes grape analysis conducted by ETS Laboratories and Baker Wine & Grape Analysis providing you with information to benchmark your quality through the use of analytical tests. Between 2011 and 2013, more than 300 samples have been submitted providing significant data for participants to compare, analyze and learn from.

    We encourage you to join us for the kick-off meeting to hear more about the program, network with past and future participants, and become inspired.

    You do NOT need to be a PRWCA member to participate!


    For further questions about GQIP please contact Katie Nellesen, Membership Coordinator, 805.239.8463 x 210 or
  • 27 Apr 2014 7:45 PM | Deleted user
    I received this flyer from Maria at Frolicking Frog. Check it out!

  • 24 Apr 2014 3:35 PM | Deleted user
    In February, I went to the Atascadero home of members Lee Swam and Linda Kristenson to find out more about the Rotunda Centennial Beer. Here is a photo of the bottle (no, it doesn't come with flowers!):

    This was a special project for Atascadero's Centennial celebration in October 2013. George Peterson of Central Coast Brewing (CCB) crafted this beverage with imported "Centennial Hops." The beer was introduced at the Grand Opening of City Hall by CCB manager, Jason.

    Classified as a session pale ale, according to Lee, Centennial Rotunda Beer is not high in alcohol, but contains a modest 4-5% to ensure pleasing a broad spectrum of beer lovers. At the event, guests drank more of the beer than was created: 15 gallons on tap, more in bottles, and in growlers, which are 64-oz. jugs!

    Lee says the beer tastes "mellow, not bitter, and not like a sweet or fruity beer." The low alcohol also means that the beer is only drinkable for about six months. But that doesn't matter now, because, according to Linda, "It's not available anymore!"

    Also created for the event, and also GONE, is the Zintennial Wine (see picture):

    This wine was crafted by our own Stuart Goldman of Frolicking Frog vineyards! (Aww, we're bragging now, huh?!)

    Like the beer, the wine label features the official centennial logo--guests sampled it at the Grand Opening of City Hall.

    Thanks to Lee and Linda for a lovely morning interview! Here they are pictured with their dog, Katie:

    (Sharine Borslien-Hagadone)
  • 20 Apr 2014 1:57 AM | Deleted user
    14th Annual Kitchen Tour
    Sat. July 26, 2014
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Six great kitchens, raffle prizes, palate-pleasing appetizers, beverages and more! Please visit our website at for more information and a gallery of past kitchen tours. Reserve your tickets online ($35 each) in our store; they will be mailed out in mid-June.

  • 20 Apr 2014 1:51 AM | Deleted user
    The Department of Water Resources and the University of California are partnering with other state, local and industry groups to present "Get Ahead or Get Parched" a workshop for landscape professionals. The workshop will help landscapers focus on Learning how to keep your landscape and reduce water use by improving water management and system efficiency. It is a four-hour workshop with both classroom style and hands-on learning.

    The program will be on April 25th at the San Luis Obispo County Veteran??™s Memorial Hall at 801 Grand Ave in San Luis Obispo from 8am to 12pm.

    Find out more about the workshop at:

    Direct link to the registration page, note that space is limited:

    This workshop is designed for agency professionals, city and county landscapers, and industry professionals. The cost of the program is $20. Verification of CEUs for IA and PLANET will be provided.
  • 12 Apr 2014 11:03 AM | Deleted user
    At the Paso Robles Wine Festival, we appreciate our volunteers and recognize the important role they play in the success of the festival. Upon completion of their shift, volunteers that donate four (4) hours of their time will be given a Festival level ticket to enjoy the event. Please encourage your friends, wine club members, or anyone else you may know looking for that special "In" to the Wine Festival to consider volunteering.

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