Aging well: A big round of applause for a local winery that's doing big things! Bianchi Winery in SLO has won quite a few Orange County Wine Society awards this year, including gold medals for its 2012 petite sirah and 2015 chardonnay (try this yin-yang of light and dark flavors for yourself at bianchiwine.com) ... Tolosa Winery in SLO has released its 1772 Pinot Noir 2015, a coveted blend of five different clones from five separate blocks of the winery's iconic Edna Ranch estate vineyard. The flavor? Pretty much perfect for taking foodies from end of summer picnics and into fall feasting: black cherries, raspberries, and cherry cola with undertones of eucalyptus, tobacco, and sandy loam minerality (tolosawinery.com). Δ
Hayley Thomas Cain eats meats, veggies, and everything in between. Send bites to firstname.lastname@example.org.