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Wines of our lives

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An impressive honor: Gary Eberle of Eberle Winery in Paso Robles just received a Wine Lifetime Achievement Award from the California State Fair in Sacramento. Go Gary! … Margarita Adventures in Santa Margarita just revealed “P.W. Murphy Mining Company,” a gold mining replica mining camp created by the folks at Daniels Woodland and TV show Redwood Kings (check it out while flying through the air on the winery’s Pinot Express zipline; margarita-adventures.com) …Villa San-Juliette Vineyard & Winery recently hired a new vice present of sales and his name is Steve Howard. Welcome! Laetitia Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Eric Hickey and Thomas Hill Organics Chef Christopher Manning are proud to be presenting a dinner at the storied James Beard House in New York City this April 25. Right on—no doubt these two will represent the Central Coast
with pride.

Did you hear?

Beachy feast: Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival tickets are on sale now, people. Get your pass to the region’s biggest sea-swept celebration of all things oyster slated for June 6 (centralcoastoysterfestival.com) … Alarm bells are going off! Attention! Dairy Queen’s free cone day coming up this March 16! (I would hate for you to miss out) … The Paso Robles Wine Festival is coming up this May! Get your local’s only discount ASAP, as the promotion ends on March 15 (check out a list of events and purchase tickets at
pasowine.com) … Whiskey Fest at the Avila Beach Golf Resort is coming up on April 25 featuring Reel Big Fish, Old Man Markley, and Drive-In Romeos (get advance tickets online at ticketfly.com).

Break me off a piece

Lucky kiss: The Madonna Inn Silver Bar will be serving an extra special $7 Kiss Me Martini now until March 17 and don’t forget to swing by on Saint Paddy’s Day for corned beef and cabbage, $4 Guinness and Irish coffee galore (madonnainn.com) … SLO’s Piemontes Italian Delicatessen is killing it with their Piemonte Special, a mix of dry cooked salami, ham, mortadella, and provolone cheese on a super soft roll ($6.25 for a large, which is totally splittable; piemontesdeli.com) … Learn about raising chickens for eatin’ and eggs thanks to a new class offered by the crafty folks at FARMstead Ed this March 28 (class takes place at Nature’s Touch Nursery in Templeton; visit farmsteaded.com for information and tickets).

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