Learning is fun: Local Sommelier Jenna Cogdon is up to new tricks! Not only is the former SLO Station wine manager lending her skills to SLO Provisions and Blue Moon Over Avila—she's also offering classes with the WineSneak. This May 14, learn all you can about French wines without feeling intimidated or confused (you'll actually leave understanding the major wine-growing regions of France and their corresponding grapes, paired with a flight of six wines chosen by wine director Mary Bradley). Get tickets at store.pismowineshop.com ... Two local rosés just won big at the 2018 American Fine Wine Competition: Robert Hall Winery (Paso Robles; roberthallwinery.com) with their Rosé de Robles and Stolo Vineyards (Cambria; stolofamilyvineyards.com) with their 2017 rosé of pinot noir. Both took home double gold in the rosé category, and each year the invitation-only event only accepts up to 850 international wines to participate, so you could say this is kind of a big deal. Δ
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