Author: Mira Honeycutt

‘André: The Voice of Wine’ documentary to screen at Park Cinemas

‘The Maestro’s’ grand nephew and filmmaker Mark to attend showings of documentary on André Tchelistcheff Paso vintners and wine aficionados are in for a treat with the unspooling of the film “André: The Voice of Wine,” scheduled for 7 P.M. on March 15 and 16 at Park Cinemas. The screenings, part of the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, are sponsored by Paso Wine Alliance, Travel Paso and History Project Dalidet Adobe and KRUSH 92.5. A third screening is scheduled on March 17, 1 P.M. at San Luis Obispo’s Fremont Theater. Narrated by Ralph Fiennes, the 98 minute feature...

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SLO Intl. Film Fest honors actress Pam Grier

Six Films Scheduled to Screen at Paso Robles’ Park Cinemas Central Coast cinephiles have much to celebrate as the 2018 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) unspools on March 13 -18, with a line-up of 139 films representing 19 countries. “This is the year of the women,” declared Wendy Eidson, director of SLOIFF. To that extent, recipients of both the King Vidor Award and the Spotlight awards are women. Pam Grier, the iconic feminine face of urban cinemas in the 1970s, will be feted with the King Vidor Award While Academy Award nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord (“Little Women,”...

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Central Coast Vintners center stage at World of Pinot Noir

San Luis Obispo County winemakers showcase top-notch wines Santa Barbara’s scenic Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort and Spa transformed itself into Pinot-ville as the heady World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) unfolded on March 2 and 3. Over 3,000 pinot aficionados descended on this beachfront resort for a total indulgence in world-class pinots. The two-day event offered six dinners, two lunches and four seminars plus a silent auction and two grand tastings featuring more than 250 wineries. It was clearly a case of too much pinot and too little time. The grand tastings featured pinots from Spain, New Zealand, Chile, Italy, Austria...

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The Lore of Lohr

Steve Lohr Honored as 2017 Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year Second-generation vintner Steve Lohr was tapped as the 2017 recipient of the Paso Robles Wine Industry Person of the Year. The CEO of J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines was feted in January by fellow vintners and members of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, which represents over 450 companies including wineries, vineyards, and associated businesses. “I am so flattered,” said Lohr in a phone interview from Baltimore where he was visiting distributors and his sales team. “It’s nice to get recognized by fellow members of the community there. I love...

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