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New art, old place: SLO's Dallidet Adobe & Gardens, located at 1185 Pacific St. is now home to exhibitions and events sponsored by the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County. The adobe was built in the 1850s by Pierre Hypolite Dallidet, who grew more than 150 varieties of grapes, and made and bottled the first wine sold commercially in the area. Wine Becomes Art runs through July 5, showcasing works by local artists who have created paintings and etchings as wine labels. Opening on June 7, "ZIN/SLO," explores the mysterious origins of the zinfandel grape and the early 19th century plantings in the county. For more information, go to ... In the hotel biz? Attend Wine 101, an interactive 90-minute workshop designed to help hotels better cater to travelers in Paso Robles wine country (held at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero this June 12). Steered by master sommelier Chuck Furuya of DK Restaurants in Hawaii; Christopher Taranto, communications director at the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance; and Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, VP of operations at Ancient Peaks Winery (for more, go to Δ

Hayley Thomas Cain is soaking her feet in beer right now. She can be reached at

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