Rain in the Forecast – Time to Pair

With more rain in the forecast, at least in some parts of the country, it means staying in. Here’s some fun pairings for staying in this weekend!

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2014 Zinfandel paired with Games – The lighter body, raspberry notes, and playfulness of the Zinfandel will pair perfectly with game time.

We love games in the family. Chinese Checkers, Bananagrams, Yahtzee, Scribblish…there’s too many! One fun game to check out is Bubble Talk, which is like Apple to Apples but with photos. A fun twist is to add some personal old photos to the stack for more laughter…the more embarrassing and ridiculous the better. Another game that we love/hate is Clue. We love it because it’s a classic, but some of us hate it because SOMEONE always wins (David Parrish, no fair Professor Plum!).


2013 Petite Sirah paired with Reading – The moody Petite Sirah will lend itself to a thoughtful and quiet time with its large palate of purple fruit and rich tannins. It will give you something to think upon, just like a book.

Growing up my parents read a lot, but unfortunately, I never got into reading quite like they did. My parents, David & Lynn, love reading mysteries and James Herriot books because the stories remind them of our farm life. After meeting Ethan, my interest for reading has grown. We sometimes read together and there is something so idyllic about it for me. We usually read something for personal growth like C.S. Lewis. Lately, I can be found with my nose in a book about bread…there are so many bookmarks. The great thing about reading is that it can be for groups, solo, and with wine!


2013 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a Blanket & Fire – The Cabernet will be another great lingering wine for the palate with its black cherry and cocoa notes making it perfect for savoring the moment. This might even be perfect with some cheese…make a picnic by the fire with maybe some gouda, charcuterie, and bread.

This is almost a duh, but there is nothing like watching the weather with a cozy blanket and a warm fire near by. I like to pull my two fur ball dogs into the blanket, while we sit on the floor and watch the wonderful drops of rain. It’s peaceful and relaxing…something we all can use in our busy lives.


What about a white?! Okay, okay. So, I’d say get to cooking or baking with the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc. I find this to be my cooking wine as it gets my creativity going with its lightness and brightness. Maybe make a pizza from scratch, or learn a new recipe.

Lastly, all that’s missing is music…what’s your jam in the kitchen? I must be an old soul as I listen to a lot of acoustic guitar, instrumental music, and a little French cafe. My go to for a rainy day is Dave Brubeck.


Whatever your plans are for the weekend, may they be enjoyed and stay dry!

-Cecily

 

the Thursday Sip

Today begins Concerts in the Park for Paso Robles! Every Thursday, during the summer, from 5:30-7:30pm join locals for a free concert featuring local music in the Downtown City Park…bring the kids, pack a picnic, and stop by for some wine along the way!

On your way to the park, stop in for our Thursday Sip as we feature by the glass specials from $5  P.O. Box 1 wines and $10 Reserve. Also, we’ll have chilled bottles of our delicious white blend, the 2013 Silken Blanc at 15% off ($25.50). Just mention Concerts in the Park!

And a tip for your sip is that you can enjoy the Thursday music from our patio as next week we’ll be extending to summer hours.

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Concerts in the Park Line Up:

June 16th: Truth About Seafood

June 23rd: The Small Kicks

June 30th: Monte Mills

July 7th: Ricky Montijo & the Mojitos

July 14th: Route 66

July 21st: Ry Bradley

July 28th: Mama Tumba

August 4th: Incendio

August 11th: The Martin Paris Band

August 18th: Shelly & the Classics

Concerts in the Park in Downtown Paso!

Starting June 18th join Downtown Paso Robles for live music in the beautiful park with the Rec Foundation!

Variety of talent to enjoy all summer long and the beat doesn’t stop till August 21st! Music starts at 5:30pm!

Here’s the summer line up:

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