Serving Wine

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Happy Friday!

The seasons have surely changed here in Paso Robles with cloudy skies, showers, and autumn leaves. It’s definitely gotten chillier. With the drop in temperatures, it brings up what temperature is recommended to store and serve wine at? We get this question quite a bit in the tasting room, so with Thanksgiving just around the corner it makes sense to serve up some tips in preparation. I’m sure there have been moments of “How to serve Cabernet Sauvignon” when planning for the holidays, well at least this girl has.

Our PFV Wine List:

Sauvignon Blanc: 45˚-50˚ F for serving

Chardonnay & Viognier Blend: 50˚-55˚ F for serving

Rosé: 45˚-50˚ F for serving

Zinfandel (cool grape,lighter style): 55˚- 60˚ F for serving

Petite Sirah: 60˚- 65˚ F for serving

Cabernet & Petite Sirah Blend: 60˚- 65˚ F for serving

Cabernet Sauvignon: 60˚- 65˚ F for serving

Of course some prefer 40˚F white wine, or 70˚F red wine, and that’s totally fine. It reminds me of Blast From the Past with Christopher Walken’s character preferring Dr. Pepper warm, while most of the public prefer cold. Everyone has his or her preferences and that’s what makes wine like art, it’s subjective.

Wine Storage

For wine storage, the recommendation for long term storage is 55˚F. If you do not have a wine fridge (understandable), I generally recommend a regular fridge over a dark closet because wine ages 4 times faster in those conditions. What does this mean? It means that it will loose structure, color, and could possibly develop faults. I just wouldn’t plan on long term storage in a regular fridge.

Hopefully this information was helpful. We hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with warmth, love, and memories. I feel so thankful to have my family, good food & wine, and a home as I know that not everyone has these things. If you are looking for a way to give this season, we work with Must! Charities and Paso Robles has a free meal at the Centennial Park on Nov 23rd that needs support. And lastly, there is a wonderful wine event to continue the support of Santa Rosa/Napa/Sonoma in December!

Cheers & Blessings,

Cecily

 

Wonderful Winter Events

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Christmas Eve: Wine. Art. Chocolate.
Thursday / December 24th / 1-5pm

Taste

Special Wine & Chocolate Pairing Flight
featuring the Chocolate Stache
$18.00 + tax

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Unique Moonstone Jewelry
Join us as we host Julie Parker! Julie finds every stone in Cambria. She uses jade, jasper, and agates as well as the beautiful quartzite stones known locally as Moonstones.  After finding the stones, she spends 7-8 weeks polishing them into shiny, beautiful jewels.

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Complimentary Warm Beverage for Kids & DD’s!


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NYE: New Year’s Eve
Thursday / December 31st, 2015

Open 1-7pm / Music & Special Pairing 4-7pm

Celebratory Wine & Pairing Flight

Featuring Vivant Fine Cheese
2013 Sauvignon Blanc – Mango, Ginger Stilton
2012 Zinfandel – Capicola Ham & Pecan, Cranberry & Rosemary Crostini
2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Tiramisu Mascarpone with a Cocoa Nib Cookie
$15.00 + tax
Live Music with Guitarist Jeff Peters

Wine by the Glass Specials 


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Winter Wine Stroll
Saturday / January 16th, 2015 / 5-8pm

Stroll charming, historic Downtown Paso Robles, California and discover 13 different tasting rooms with unique experiences that will welcome you with a wine and a pairing. Tickets sell out for this event.

$25.00 per person for a wine tasting & pairing at each tasting room

Purchase Your Tickets Online!
www.pasorobleswinestroll.com

All the tickets are the same, but choose where you would like to check in and start first! At 5pm (or after), please check in with the designated winery for your wristband, map, glass, and first pairing experience. Thank you!

Travel + Leisure – Visit Paso Robles for the Holidays!

Paso Robles made the list for one of America’s Best Towns for the Holidays and Parrish Family Vineyard got to be featured too! Cheers and definitely join us for some holiday wine! http://ow.ly/FxFyh