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Slowing Down for Slow Food Nation

September 9, 2008

On my way to Slow Food Nation, a celebration of "sustainable and just" farmers, foods, and lifestyles, I found myself, well, being a typical, fast-paced American. Running a bit behind schedule, there I was, mobbing up Highway 101 in my S.U.V. blaring John Butler Trio's Grand National Album in attempt to get stoked for the Slow Food Rocks concert. Whining about our growling tummies and in a hurry to essentially hit Bay Area traffic, my boyfriend/travel partner suggested In-N-Out. Besides, since when was a Number 2 Combo not a good idea? Read More >> [Read more...]

Was That the Winemaker on Bass?

June 23, 2008

I thought I knew the D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars folks. But my “aha” moment happened when my family’s three generations enjoyed the party at their Paso Robles tasting room – complete with a comedy act (long time friend Tony Russell who also handled some lead singing), fabulous cabs and syrahs, and a special appearance by the D’Anbino Family Band. Carmine Rubino (half the name sake of D’Anbino) played bass and doubles as the winemaker. John Andrea (other half of the D’Anbino namesake) played a fab sax and puts his creative carpentry skills into place for... [Read more...]