Fantastic wine is being produced in Paso Robles California. Paso does not get the hype of Napa or Sonoma. Bad for sales but great for buyers. Wines as good as Napa at 1/3 the price. Bianchi make some of the more lush and silky wines in the area. This Petite Sirah is textbook. Well balanced, thick, inky and bursting with blueberry notes. Visit Paso on your next California wine trip. – Keith Ian

Food Paring suggestion: British mince meat pie and Irish Guinness stew. Start with  freshly baked French baguette with Vermont butter and Maine blueberry preserves