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20 Outstanding White & Rosé Value-for-Money Wines in Wine Advocate Issue 226

September 14, 2016
Robert Parker: The Wine Advodate - We’re excited to reveal this selection of twenty of our most “outstanding” white and rosé value-for-money wines (those scoring over 90 points and retailing for around US$25 or less) in our recently published August Issue of the Wine Advocate - Issue 226.
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Meatless Matches: Pairing tips for vegetarian meals

September 1, 2016
805 LIVING - If there are two classes of food and drink that are inherently made to complement each other, vegetables and wine surely top the list. The idea of pairing the two is certainly not new, but it has been a bit overshadowed by our unrelenting love of animal protein.
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9 wines from San Luis Obispo introduce you to a region you should know

August 24, 2016
CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM - Things don't always happen so fast in SLO, and certainly that is part of the area's appeal.

"SLO" spelled-out is San Luis Obispo, the wine-producing county in the Central Coast of California that is home not only to the steadily rising Paso Robles region, but also the lesser-known Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande Valley regions to the south of both Paso Robles and the city of San Luis Obispo.
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Pleasurable Summer Wines - Part II

August 21, 2016
WRITTENPALATTE.COM - As summer’s end is quickly upon us here are some white wines and Rosés to finish out your summertime enjoyment.
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Winery of the Week: Claiborne & Churchill, Edna Valley, California

June 7, 2016
FBWORLD.COM - Winery of the Week: Claiborne & Churchill, Edna Valley, California.

Inspired by Alsace and committed to sustainable farming, Claiborne & Churchill is a family-owned winery located along California’s Central Coast in the Edna Valley. Founded in 1983 after Claiborne Thompson and Fredericka Churchill left their positions at the University of Michigan, they focus on making bright, balanced wines that are sure to win over plenty of fans.
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Claiborne & Churchill Launches Elegant Updates in 2016

April 20, 2016
WINEINDUSTRYADVISOR.COM - The Alsace-inspired winery to offer vacationers a room with a view and a place at the bar

Longtime family-owned Edna Valley winery Claiborne & Churchill is thrilled to announce the completion of a beautifully renovated tasting room, along with new, charming wine country guest accommodations.
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2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners!

January 18, 2016
We are pleased to announce that all six of our wines entered in the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition were awarded medals.
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Good Libations: Here are the top 20 California Wines of 2015

December 23, 2015
OCREGISTER.COM - It’s been an arduous year of tasting, tasting and more tasting here at the Good Libations sampling office. All for you, dear readers; and, of course, for my year-end roundup of the top 20 Californian wines...
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Napa Valley Insider Holiday Wine Recommendations

November 17, 2015
ERIKABRECHTEL.COM - Wine for Thanksgiving & the Holidays. What makes it so challenging to select wine for a big Thanksgiving or other holiday meal? There are a couple of factors...
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Vinnovators

October 9, 2015
MAGAZINE.CALPOLY.EDU - Throughout the state of California and beyond, Cal Poly alumni are making names for themselves and their wine brands, garnering praise and awards for their efforts, and earning legions of loyal fans along the way.
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'Tis the time to think about wines for the wine cellar

September 15, 2015
EXAMINER.COM - It’s harvest time, with all the excitement which follows the summer buildup and the final harvest. The final product, resulting in a wine emblematic of the producer, should represent the best of the grapes off the vines. But it is also time to think about wines from the current year...
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Crazy Superstitions and Rituals of Winemakers - Part I

August 24, 2015
INTOWINE.COM - It seems most everyone has some kind of superstition: a lucky hat, the old stand-by the rabbit’s foot, a certain ritual before a specific event...
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San Luis Obispo, Calif.'s city-to-sea wine trail

July 14, 2015
USATODAY.COM - The tiny college town of San Luis Obispo on California's coast made headlines in 2011 when it was named one of the four "Happiest Places" in the world by author Dan Buettner, and the "Happiest Place in America" by Oprah. These designations focused on such positive characteristics as the city's ban of drive-through restaurants and public smoking, its pedestrian and bicycle-friendly roads, its year-round gorgeous weather, and easy access to sprawling coastline...
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San Francisco International Wine Competition Winner!

July 7, 2015
We're excited about this year's winners at the San Francisco International Wine Competition...
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Kathy’s Choice in Fine Wines

June 26, 2015
CENTRALCOASTCRITIC.COM - My fine wine choices include Pinot Noirs, Rose, and Chardonnay from some of our great Central Coast wineries...
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Wines with a European flair at Claiborne and Churchill Winery

May 14, 2015
EXAMINER.COM - It was a warm and sunny afternoon in Paso Robles and with the successful conclusion of the CAB’s of Distinction Media Event, we decided to accept a luncheon invitation from Claiborne and Churchill Winery in the Edna Valley. As most know, Edna Valley is unique in the coastal foothills...
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Blue Reviews EXTRA!

May 4, 2015
TASTINGPANELMAG.COM - 88pts Claiborne & Churchill 2013 Dry Riesling, Central Coast ($20)...
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The Monday Club's 2015 Architectural Tour celebrates female architects

April 8, 2015
SANLUISOBISPO.COM - The tour will recognize the work of women architects, in honor of Julia Morgan, who designed the Monday Club more than 80 years ago...
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Blue Reviews EXTRA!

February 9, 2015
TASTINGPANELMAG.COM - 90pts Claiborne & Churchill 2012 Twin Creeks Pinot Noir, Edna Valley ($42)...
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A Super Wine Paired with A Super Bowl

February 9, 2015
ROCKINREDBLOG.COM - As Super Bowl Sunday was approaching I began planning our menu. Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest eating events of the year. Wings, queso, guacamole, pigs-in-the-blanket, the delicious food choices go on...
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Ocean Grown

February 4, 2015
SACMAG.COM - Between the mountains and the beach, the relaxed little wine country in San Luis Obispo rolls out a warm welcome...
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Slew of SLO Wineries Feature Tasting Rooms

January 2, 2015
SFGATE.COM - Not so long ago, the western part of San Luis Obispo County, or SLO, as the locals like to call it, didn’t have the same wine tourism draw as its more prominent cousins, the Napa Valley and Sonoma County. But today, wine country on the Central Coast...
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Thanksgiving Recipe: Clay's Sweet Potato Soufflé

November 24, 2014
Thanksgiving and other holiday meals have always been interesting for those who care about wine-and-food pairings...
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Pine Wine: Have a SLO Thanksgiving

November 24, 2014
AZDAILYSUN.COM - The traditional Thanksgiving meal shared with family and friends features turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish, pumpkin pie and wine. While the Pilgrims may not have served the last item, today Thanksgiving is America's foremost meal for serving wine...
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Crazy Superstitions and Rituals of Winemakers - Part I

November 4, 2014
INTOWINE.COM - It seems most everyone has some kind of superstition: a lucky hat, the old stand-by the rabbit’s foot, a certain ritual before a specific event. We humans are curious creatures of habit and redundancy. Winemakers too have superstitions...
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Claiborne & Churchill's Thirty-Year Evolution

October 24, 2014
WINEBUSINESS.COM - Looking back over the last 30 years, Clay Thompson and Fredericka Churchill, owners of Claiborne & Churchill Winery (C&C), marvel at how stubborn they’ve been...
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5 Perfect Thanksgiving Wines

October 1, 2014
MERCURYNEWS.COM - Claiborne & Churchill Dry Riesling (San Luis Obispo): One of the many virtues of riesling is its great versatility, especially with all the textures and flavors presented on the Thanksgiving table...
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2014 Accolades

January 5, 2014
2014 California Sate Fair
2014 Sunset International Wine Competition
2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2014 Orange County Fair
2014 Central Coast Wine Competition
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Central Coast Wineries Well Worth a Visit

January 4, 2014
Well over 200 years after missionaries planted the first vines in the region, San Luis Obispo remains a thriving wine-focused town. Local university Cal Poly even has its own wine and viticulture program, the largest of its kind in the country...
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