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Tin City poised to become Paso Robles’ hippest new wine-tasting destination

It’s an unexpected location, tucked behind a service road off Highway 101 at the southern edge of Paso Robles. But this unassuming industrial park, still sprinkled with body shops, air conditioning distributors and pool supply companies, is poised to become the area’s hippest new tasting destination. Tin City, as it was dubbed by the producers there, is already home to the popular BarrelHouse Brewing Co., more than a dozen small wine producers and a distillery making brandy, whiskey and other spirits.

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For a different taste of Tuscan wine, try vino nobile

When you think of the wines of central Tuscany, Chianti Classico and brunello di Montalcino — both based on the sangiovese grape — probably spring to mind. It’s likely you overlook another sangiovese-based wine, which comes from the picturesque hill town of Montepulciano: vino nobile di Montepulciano.

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Sparkling rosé wine ideas for Valentine’s Day

Sparkling wine is perfect for any romantic occasion. (Actually, it’s appropriate for any occasion — like, it’s Tuesday night! — but I digress.) For the day that’s all about romance, Valentine’s Day, I like a bubbly with a hue that evokes roses and candy hearts: rosé sparkling wine.

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Merry Edwards’ 40 years in wine

Women winemakers are common in the industry these days, but as recently as the 1970s, they were almost non-existent. That was the situation facing Merry Edwards when she started looking for a winemaking job in 1973.

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10 great cabernet wines from the West Coast

Winter is the time for hearty food and full-bodied red wines. I really enjoy syrah or pinot noir, not to mention the more esoteric stuff — carignan from Languedoc, anyone? But I also drink my share of cabernet sauvignon. Despite the protestations of the ABC (anything but cabernet) crowd, cab remains the top-selling red varietal wine in this country.

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Don’t be afraid to try new wines

As 2015 draws to a close, I’m pouring a glass of wine and musing on the past year and what 2016 may bring. I’ve often written about trends or New Year’s resolutions, but I’m feeling a little more reflective this year.

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A talk with Tin City winemakers in Paso Robles

Winemakers at Tin City at La Fond du Sac, Levo and ONX talk about their work and why they located in an industrial park in southern Paso Robles.
Sandra Duerr sduerr@thetribunenews.com
A talk with Tin City winemakers in Paso Robles 01:25

A talk with Tin City winemakers in Paso Robles

A tour of the Pacific Coast Wine Trail 01:24

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San Luis Obispo County voters caucus for Democratic delegates 01:31

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Runners hit the pavement at the 2016 SLO Marathon and half marathon 01:54

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