Posts of "Food and Wine"


March 20, 2015 by Georgina No Comment

Pismo Beach and Avila Beach will host the 7th Annual International Chardonnay Symposium 2015 from May 28 to May 30, 2015. With Chardonnay producers from around the globe, experience in-depth immersions in the Chardonnay Symposium’s vineyard-to-glass series of seminars including: grand tastings, educational panels, winemaker luncheons & dinners, winery & vineyard tours, and winery tastings. Events include:

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From Vineyard to Cellar: Chuck Carlson, Carlson Wines

March 7, 2015 by Georgina No Comment

No longer focusing on only Rhones, Carlson emerges from the cellar with other exciting varieties crafted under his own name. Whether Rhone Ranger or lone wolf, Chuck Carlson remains one of the most respected and revered veteran winemakers of the region by both peers and patrons.

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Avila Beach & Pismo Beach are Setting the Scene for the AMGEN Tour of California

March 6, 2015 by Georgina No Comment

There are no better settings than Pismo Beach and Avila Beach for the 10th Annual AMGEN Tour of California. America’s most successful cycling race has chosen theses two Central Coast seaside towns to serve as Stage 4 and 5 for their eight-day, prestigious event.

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GleanSLO as Beneficiary to 6th Annual Wine Waves & Beyond

March 5, 2015 by Georgina No Comment

Boutique Hotel Collection brings us another season of great philanthropic events that will be hosted in Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, and San Luis Obispo. The first is the 6th Annual Wine Waves & Beyond, celebrating both Classic California surf culture, and Central Coast Wines, from Wednesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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Pismo Beach & Avila Beach Host 7th Annual International Chardonnay Symposium

March 4, 2015 by Georgina No Comment

Originally, an industry-centric affair, the 7th Annual International Chardonnay Symposium focuses on developing a deeper appreciation of one of the world’s noble grapes with in-depth, immersions in vineyard-to-glass seminars, grand tastings, educational panels, winemaker luncheons & dinners, winery & vineyard tours, and winery tastings. This year, the event coordinators are planning on having a greater presence of French Chardonnays and their producers in both seminars and tastings, in addition to cheese and food pairing classes.

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Discovering Vittoria Frappato DOC Vendemmia 2012

March 4, 2015 by Georgina No Comment

Being seduced by A Sicilian… Recently, I have been having this great adventure exploring Sicilian wines - again, I must emphasize. As a child, I grew up drinking only Italian wines. If you are Italian, this is not uncommon to have a small glass of wine poured for you at lunch or dinner. My family drank predominantly northern varietals because my maternal grandfather was a winemaker from that region. My father, on he other hand, was a Sicilian, and made no excuses for it. When I was with him, we ate and drank, the foods and wines from or most similar, to his region. As one of my Sicilian friends says about his countrymen, unapologetically “we are different.” D’accordo, amico mio. You are very much so a breed of your own.

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Crop of the Month: Butternut Squash

November 5, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

With its taste reminiscent of the falling leaves and the crisp autumn air, the crop of the month for November is, appropriately, Butternut Squash! Sweet and nutty to the tongue, similar to that of a pumpkin, the butternut squash is characterized by an exterior yellow skin and interior orange fleshy pulp.  Butternut squash turns ripe ...

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The Ocean Grill: Back and Better than ever

October 8, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Located a stones throw from the sand, Avila’s own Ocean Grill has been recently been revitalized with a new chef, new amenities, a new menu, new specials, and new life. After testing out different service styles and types of food to find their perfect fit, the Ocean Grill finally hit its stride with the oncoming ...

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The “Crafted on the Coast” Collaborative Winemaker Dinner

September 29, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

Held at the tucked away treasure of Avila Beach– the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, the Crafted on the Central Coast collaborate winemaker dinner comes to life the evening of November 7th. The exciting event, presented by SLO Wine Country, kicks off the fantastic weekend long celebration that is the “Harvest on the Coast ...

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Avila Beach’s True Farm-to-table Dinner

August 6, 2014 by Hannah No Comment

As October slowly approaches, the fall leaves and crisp autumn air can mean only one thing: apples. Everything Apple, to be more specific—as the Avila Apple Festival, held on October 4th and 5th, offers up two nights of Apple-filled delight. The first night of the festival commences with the Farm-to-table dinner, an apple-inspired feast held ...

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