2nd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival – Atascadero (2017)

Feature Video Some of the best cider crafters and brewers on the Central Coast and our California neighbors in one room with dinner and music, you say? We’re in! Hard Cider. Easy Decision. Flavor Team members Kara and Andrew heeded the call and excitedly signed up for the 2nd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival in […]

SpringFest: Wolff Vineyards and Beda’s Biergarten pair great German food and Edna Valley wine*

*including the elusive Teroldego On April 2, Wolff Vineyards and Beda’s Biergarten paired up for pairings of a deliciously different sort at SpringFest 2017. Held at the lovely Wolff Vineyards, perched on the side of a hill with an unobstructed view of the Edna Valley, the event drew a good crowd. From young couples to […]

Photo Essay: Talley Vineyards Spring Fling — March 26, 2017

It’s the coastal breeze that encourages Talley Vineyards’ Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to express their character as they transition from vine to bottle, and that same breeze welcomed participants lucky enough to find themselves at the Spring Fling, held March 26 at Talley Vineyards. Dotted with tables holding flights of Talley Vineyards wines and signature […]

Around the World with Pinot Noir: Experiencing the Edna Valley Collective Dinner at WOPN, March 3, 2017

The singular event that drew us to our first WOPN, like Monarch butterflies seeking the eucalyptus groves south of Pismo, was the Edna Valley Collective Dinner: six courses, masterfully created by Brian Collins, chef at Ember in Arroyo Grande, to pair perfectly with Pinot Noir wines from six Edna Valley AVA wineries: Claiborne & Churchill, […]

Wine and Animals – 46 West Wine Safari, February 12, 2017

I saw a “Wine Safari” poster on Instagram late Saturday last week and I was instantly interested. I thought, “who does not like wine and animals,” right? As the last day of the event was the next day, I emailed the 46 West Wineries event host and asked how to get tickets and what animals were […]

SLO Restaurant Month and Go Local Wine Deals: Just the Ticket to Flavor-up January Doldrums

I love staying at home and eating the same old dinners and drinking cheap bottles of gift wine. Said no one ever. Is the post-holiday January hum-drum getting you down? Can’t wait for longer days and warmer weather? Here’s just the thing to get back to the sunny side: food, wine, specials, and celebrating our […]

Ring in 2017 with a Polar Plunge — Central Coast Style

Are you looking forward to the new year? Planning activities, adventures, events, and things to do that will be fun and memorable? Here’s just the thing to kick off 2017 in high spirits: a polar plunge on New Year’s Day. We know we’re lucky to live on the Central Coast, and here’s another reason. There are not one, […]

Great Flavors has a great new logo!

We’re so excited to unveil our new logo, which captures our passion for exploring and sharing the wonders of California’s Central Coast. From the joyful waves of the Pacific to the hills marching inland toward the rich agricultural abundance of farms and vineyards, our new logo illustrates the elements of this special place we call home. […]

Hard Core Cider Tour 2016 Comes to SLO County

When Flavor Team member Andrew shared the Facebook post for the Hard Core Cider Tour’s first-ever stop in San Luis Obispo, I voted an enthusiastic thumbs up. What possible reason could the Flavor Team have for not attending this monumental and flavorful event? Nada. Zilch. None. We bought tickets that afternoon. And a good thing, […]

Life is short. Let’s fill it with Great Flavors!

November 1, 2016 — Yippee! We’re live! We’re super excited to welcome you to Great Flavors, your new home for exploring and celebrating the lifestyle and community along California’s Central Coast, from Oceano to San Luis Obispo and a bit beyond. Great Flavors was born from our daily appreciation of living in such a glorious […]