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The two most notable wine regions in California still are Sonoma and Napa. However, the Paso Robles American Viticultural Appellation (AVA) quickly is gaining popularity and accolades in the new millennium - winning the Wine Enthusiast Wine Region of the Year in 2013. This AVA was established in 1983 and expanded in 1999 and then again in 2009. It is located along the famed California Highway 101 and is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The AVA lies on the inland side of the Santa Lucia coastal mountains in San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles is home to more than 200 wineries and 32,000 vineyard acres. Like all AVAs, there are many distinct microclimates and diverse soil compositions that offer thriving conditions for man
It’s easy to think about new beginnings during the first days of spring. This season transforms the frost of winter into dew and new life emerges like ritual each year. Eggs, symbolic of that transformation, are a spring staple in kitchens and restaurants alike.
The benefits of dance are tremendous, at both recreational and competitive levels. According to www.dance-teachers.org, dancing provides good exercise, which can lead to stress reduction, stronger bones and muscles, improved balance and stamina, and even weight loss. Dancers gain confidence by achieving new skills, and are rewarded with a creative outlet; all you need is the desire to have a good time.
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It’s coming. The dreaded Chicago winter. And if it will be anything like last winter, we all might as well move to Alaska. There isn’t much to do during a winter like 2013 but cuddle up next to a warm fireplace with your fuzzy blanket and your favorite glass of warm spirits. For most of us, it may be a glass of wine, so I would like to introduce to you my favorite winter wine – port. By the time you are sitting down in front of the fire, you probably have already enjoyed a delicious dinner and a nice bottle of wine to go with it.
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