Chambers St. Wines Likes Our Maps

Chambers St. Wines

It's very kind of Chambers St. Wines to like our maps in their recent newsletter.

Actually, that's an understatement. It's as if the pope gave us the nod. Chuffed to say the least!

Paso Robles - a different direction

This is a map I made for Paso Robles last year. It's much different graphically from our other maps, more like a 1960s Italian geological map than a 1920s French road map. Please let us know if you like this new direction (or not!).

In 2014 Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area) was split into eleven distinct subregions which are also AVAs. Before then, its outline resembled a box on the map. Here's what it looked like on an earlier Wine Map of California:

Paso Robles Old Map

Back in those days all Paso Robles wines, except for Peachy Canyon, came in boxes, so the shape made sense. OK, that's complete BS, but let's face it, boxes are not exactly exciting. Why should York Mountain have all the fun with their jaunty little AVA?  

The eleven subregions represent distinct microclimates and soil types as well as making their map much more dynamic visually:

Wine Map of Paso Robles

We've printed some up so fans of Paso Robles Wines can put them on their wall. Again, let us know if you like the new style.

In the shop:
Wine Map of Paso Robles 

2018 Wine Vintage Chart

Here's our latest release of our Vintage Chart. As usual, there's a two year lag in getting a reasonable amount of information so it goes up to 2016.

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The Most Notorious Wine and Cheese Pairing

Matching local wines to local foods is the oldest and most reliable strategy for wine and food pairing - if they've been enjoyed together for hundreds of years, what could be wrong with that?

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Don't Try This With Cheese

Please! Sound advice from the late, great Pierre Androuët

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Something Cheesy

Here's another amazing design from Dr. David Gissen, bon vivant and author of the Metro Wine Map of France.

Inspired by a gastronomic map of France made in 1830 by Charles Monin, he embarked on the not unambitious of recharting all of French gastronomy!

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