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The Guardian names Paso Robles a 'holiday hotspot'

The vineyards of Paso Robles.
The vineyards of Paso Robles. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Where to travel in 2014? The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom puts Paso Robles wine country 15th on its list of 40 destinations.

According to the newspaper, “Napa and Sonoma wine-tasting rooms can get crammed with cheesy honeymooners but Paso Robles attracts an earthier oenophile — which isn’t to say that the wine’s not excellent. Dubbed 'the anti-Napa,' Paso is slowly transforming into one of America’s foodiest little towns.”

The article quotes Steve Heimoff of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, which recently named Paso Robles wine region of the year, as saying, "Over the past two years these winemakers have been making crazy, wild blends of red. It would be hard to do that in Napa: it's so traditional there."

For the full story and list, go to http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/jan/03/holiday-hotspots-where-to-go-in-2014

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