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The food wine and recipes of Paso Robles CA

I was invited to check out the new tastes of Paso Robles wine country not long ago. I was fortunate to experience cutting-edge presentations in food and wine pairing in the form of a menu created by Il Cortile Ristorante, with wines perfectly matched by four very cool local wineries…

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Seared Baby Lamb Chops in a Sea of Green paired with Pelletiere Estate Lagrein

The main idea behind any food and wine pairing is to be imaginative and order or create something unique and memorable. Sometimes this happens in a restaurant, at a friend’s home, or in your own kitchen. Today it happens in this column as a collaborative result between two Paso Robles, CA greats. Meet Janis Denner, owner of Pelletiere Estate winery and Brigit Binns, author of The New Wine Country Cookbook…

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Meet vintner extraordinaire Janis Denner of Pelletiere Estate

…I first met Janis Denner, owner of Pelletiere Estate winery at a dinner in Paso Robles. The dinner was held at Il Cortile restaurant and hosted by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance for about eight wine writers. Four winery owners were there to mix mingle and pair their wines with the outstanding Il Cortile menu. A standout that evening was Janis Denner, owner of Pelletiere Estate…

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Hollister May Just be the Next Great California Wine County

…Touring and tasting in Hollister, San Benito County, California…

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Exploring the Champagne region of France

…Spring 2015 trip to France for an international champagne conference…

Published on BigBlendMagazine.com