Obscure wine lovers rejoice! Access to hard-to-find, highly rated boutique wines is now available thanks to the Boutique Wine Sampler, a curated collection of six unique 375 ml bottles that showcase California's best small-production and sought-after artisan wines. These wines are typically unavailable in retail stores due to their highly limited supply. The Boutique Wine Sampler is available at select Northern and Southern California Costco stores, El Rancho Market, and California Fresh Markets across the Central Coast ... Root Elixirs is here to help with those holiday soirees. Pick up a six-pack of their all natural, locally made ginger beer, add vodka and a cranberry garnish, and bam! You are the hostess with the mostest (follow @root_elixirs on Instagram for tasty recipes and availability) ... Central Coast Brewing Co. has released its anticipated Moon Buggy Double IPA in handy cans! Stop by the downtown SLO taproom and get yours before they're gone ... If you need a refresher during this winter heat wave, stop by Mason Bar in Arroyo Grande for a mix of grapefruit Stiegl Radler with a floater of mezcal on top. Who cares if it's totally a summer drink? We're still wearing flip-flops around here. Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain loves pumpkin anything and she's not ashamed to admit it. She can be reached at [email protected].