Ah, to be young and in wine: Halter Ranch's Vineyard Manager, Lucas Pope, has been named to Wine Enthusiast's coveted 40-Under-40 List. Plus, he's the very first vineyard manager to ever make the cut! Congrats, Lucas! Winemakers shouldn't get all the glory ... SLOVeg CSA boxes are so vibrant this time of year! This fall season, you can get your hands on black fantasy grapes, French Breakfast radishes, sunflower micro greens, and Shanghai bok choy (plus more gorgeous greenery boasting way cool names; sloveg.com) ... Libertine Brewing Co. in SLO and Morro Bay has scheduled a Pirate's Cove Beach Clean Up for Oct. 28. Mark your calendar now and plan to meet at the beach (in pirate's costume, if you got 'em), and pick up trash with a bunch of beer-loving eco warriors! If you want to crack a cold Good Vibrations wild ale—dry, with funky lime zest notes—go right ahead. You earned it (libertinebrewing.com)! Δ
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