In 1989, Wine Speak co-founder Chuck Furuya became only the tenth person in the United States to pass the rigorous Master Sommelier examination. It was his passion to fully excel at wine service and education that led him on the path to certification as a Master Sommelier.Read More
SIX QUESTIONS WITH FRED DAME
Fred has been hailed as “America’s sommelier” and is undoubtedly one of the most renowned in the world. Fred was the first American to successfully pass all three parts of the Master Sommelier Examination in a single year. He founded the American Branch of The Court of Master Sommeliers in 1986 and has played an active role in the expansion of the Master Sommelier program since that time.Read More
Atascadero is cradled to the north, east and south by the 11 sub-AVAs of the Paso Robles wine region, and is conveniently located off Highway 101 between San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. Here are some top local picks to consider when you are visiting.Read More
Matt Kettmann is a California native with deep roots in the Golden State, and a longtime journalist who has been with theSanta Barbara Independentsince 1999. He is also a family man and adventurer.
We recently caught up with Matt to learn more about his journey—and to get his take on Wine Speak Paso Robles:Read More
SIX QUESTIONS WITH MERIDITH MAY
Meridith May is a publishing powerhouse in the wine and spirits world. She is the publisher and executive editor of The Tasting Panel magazine, which is the most widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry. She also holds the same titles at the SOMM Journal and The Clever Root magazines.
The Wine 101 workshop was held at Atascadero City Hall. It spanned a variety of topics in order to cultivate education and insight into the Paso Robles wine region, and to ultimately raise the collective hospitality game of local frontline employees.Read More
We are excited to be the drivers behind “Wine 101”—an interactive 90-minute workshop designed to help local hotels better cater to travelers in the Paso Robles wine country.Read More
Four Questions with Adam TolmachRead More