The Reverse Wine Snob
December 11, 2014
Bianchi Zinfandel 2011 - Be Enlightened by the Zin from the Zen Ranch
December 1, 2014
Holiday Gift Guide!
November 26, 2014
What to Give to Your Favorite Foodie This Holiday Season
November 7, 2014
Eastside Paso Robles Oasis: Bianchi Winery
Travel and Leisure
October 31, 2014
What makes a town magnetic? Travel + Leisure readers voted for their favorite small towns - with beaches, mountains, vineyards and personality to spare.
Paso Robles Daily News
October 21, 2014
Bianchi Winery adds seven new markets to its distribution
Shanken News Daily
October 20, 2014
After a healthy month of September, control state spirits volumes are up 2.1% year-to-date, compared with a rolling 12-month gain of 1.8%...
Santa Maria Times
October 12, 2014
Beef Brisket and Bianchi's 2011 Paso Robles Syrah
October 12, 2014
It's a sin to undercook a smoked beef brisket....
October 7, 2014
11 Paso Robles Secrets, Revealed
Paso Robles Daily News
August 14, 2014
Bianchi Winery announces Lakeside Concert series lineup by Meagan Friberg
2014 concert series kicks off August 31 and continues through October at Paso Robles Winery...
Paso Robles Daily News
August 6, 2014
Winemakers' Cookoff announces participating wineries and breweries by Scott Brennan
The Paso Robles Rotary Club today announced its lineup of local wineries and breweries pouring at...
Northern Arizona Mountain Living
August 1, 2014
Cabernet and Cabernet blends from Paso Robles by John Vankat
The holy grail of many wine lovers is fine California Cabernet Sauvignon at a tolerable price...
July 28, 2014
Chesebro uncorks new summer wines
Need another reason to visit Carmel Valley Village? you not have three additional tasty ones. Mark Chesebro has a trio of summer-ready wines in stock and you'll enjoy them all...
Bassetts Ice Cream: the best in the land
July 16, 2014
As I've taken to including photos with most of my columns these days it will be quite apparent to those of you have followed my antics these past 25 years, that you've also...
June 15, 2014
Latest Wine Tastings
Here are a few recently tasted wines, in approximate order, starting with the best:
May 30, 2014
Featured in the June Buying Guide of the Wine Spectator, the 2011 Zinfandel scored an 88.
May 30, 2014
Bianchi Winery and Winemaker Tom Lane are releasing the 2011 vintage of their Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon this month. The winery, located in Paso Robles, Wine Enthusiast's 2013 Wine Region of the Year, is 3rd generation, family owned and operated.
San Diego City Beat | Bianchi Sauvignon Blanc: a drink best served not-too-cold
May 22, 2014
One rule I learned early on about wine, but fought hard against, was the correct temperature at which to serve white varietals. I preferred my whites chilled to an icy degree, but, alas, my first wine instructor scolded me for this time and again...
DrinkHacker.Com 2011 Vintages Review
May 4, 2014
Bianchi is a Paso Robles-based winery making some impressively high-quality wines at around the $20 price level. We got a taste of the latest releases, three reds from the 2011 vintage. Thoughts follow.
Wine & Food Explorer
April 17, 2014
Eastside Amblings & Ramblings in Paso Robles Wine Country: Day One
a plan for exploring East Union Road and Templeton by Laura Ness
OhWine.TV Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival
April 14, 2014
Pebble Beach is a food and wine lovers paradise and earlier this month the Inn at Spanish Bay was the place to be to get your food and wine fill. There aren’t many events where you can learn food and wine pairing from Celebrity Chefs and Winemakers like Guy Fieri, Gina Gallo, Carla Hall and Hubert Keller but when you watch this video you get all that and more! This is your one way ticket to Pebble Beach Food and Wine and as Carla Hall puts it you will be “Traveling with no passport!”
San Jose Mercury News
March 16, 2014
Travel Story of Paso Robles
JetSetMag.com Oscar Madness
March 3, 2014
Hollywood’s Busiest Time of the Year
Oscar madness seems to be getting longer and longer every year with more and more suites, parties and beauty lounges than ever.
IntoWine.com Q&A with Bianchi's Winemaker, Tom Lane
August 25, 2011
Q: After 25 years of making wine, is it still fun? If so, what makes it a great job?
A: Yes, it’s still a lot of fun. The best part is that the job is so incredibly varied. You can be in the vineyard pruning one day and in the winery doing blending trials the next. During harvest you’re checking on fermentation. Or you can be focusing on detailed work in the lab or out on the road conducting a tasting dinner. The variety of it all keeps one going. Happy to say monotony does not exist in a winemaker’s world.
Better With Age - 944 Magazine
March 1, 2011
Bianchi is featured in the March issue of 944 Magazine.
PageDaily.com - Best Wines & Best Pictures: How to Host a Wine-Tasting Oscar Party
February 24, 2011
Oscar Night Wine Tour:
Pairing Up the Best Wines
My idea of a fun Oscar party? Invite 9 of your friends over and ask them to bring a wine they think represents 1 of the nominees for Best Picture. (Yep, there are 10 nominees. You get to enjoy the fun too!) You’ll have a night of wine tastings and a great theme for your Oscar party! I’ll start you off with the picks below, some a bit more pun-ny than others (hey, humor rarely wins the big gold statue).
Types of Wines for Oscar Movies:
Oscar Movie: Black Swan
Wine Pairing: Bianchi Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, California, 2007
A deep, dark wine with earthy and blackberry jam notes. It’s nearly opaque in color and bold—anything but “Petite”—just like Black Swan’s leading lady, Natalie Portman. Though petite in stature, her commanding performance shows just how robust her acting chops are. I think she’d enjoy a glass of this post-baby.
Newsday - Zinfandels fit for a president
February 14, 2011
The drinking habits of American presidents start with George Washington's fondness for fortified wine. Over the years, there have been imbibers-in-chief, ranging from whiskey lovers and Bordeaux fanciers to reformed boozers and avowed teetotalers...Look for the 2007 Bianchi Zen Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel ($26). A mouthful, concentrated and fruity.
805 Living - 12 Under 50
November 22, 2010
After 29 months of aging in French and American oak, this zin emerged wonderfully smooth and with great depth. Its high alcohol (15.4 percent) is matched with jammy flavor. When thinking of food pairings, think zesty.
The Wineries of Highway 46 East Donate $1,000 to Hospice of San Luis Obispo County
November 16, 2010
The Wineries of Highway 46 East in Paso Robles, along with our hospitality partners, recently donated $1,000 to Hospice of San Luis Obispo County. All of the group members have been supporting Hospice for months by offering a “Hospitality for Hospice” card which gave visitors 10% off of their hotel stay at the Paso Robles Holiday Inn Express, discounts at member wineries, and over Halloween weekend, each winery participated in a Poker Run that raised money directly for Hospice’s cause.
Wine Country This Week - Bianchi Winery Releases 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
November 1, 2010
Bianchi Winery (Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room) has released its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Selection.
From the much anticipated and heralded 2007 vintage in California, the Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Paso Robles featuring a blend of Bianchi Winery’s Lakeside Estate Clone 8 Cab (65%) and sourced Plummer Vineyard Clone 337 (35%). Some 1,590 cases were produced and the wine carries a suggested retail price of $17.99. Alcohol by volume is 14.8%.
Wine Spectator: 88 Points - 2007 Zen Ranch Zinfandel
October 15, 2010
Briary and appealingly rustic, with wild berry and spicy loam aromas and zesty huckleberry, river rock and anise flavors. Drink now through 2015. 1,031 cases made. - T.F.
Weekly Wine Pick - Wine Picks by Wine Pros
August 30, 2010
Bianchi Winery Zinfandel and Petite Sirah
If you are looking for bold flavors and character in your wine without breaking the bank, the wines of Bianchi Winery are worth trying. I recently sampled their Zinfandel and a Petite Sirah sent by the winery’s PR rep, and thought both offered a high quality-price ratio.
The Home Winemaker - VIDEO
August 5, 2010
Bianchi winemaker, Tom Lane, describes why Zinfandel is such an important varietal to the Paso Robles wine industry at the annual Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival.
James the Wine Guy: 9.5/10 - Bianchi Refosco
July 11, 2010
Refosco is a versatile wine offering many things to many people–dark and brooding yet lively and acidic. This wine is easy to appreciate first first sip and beyond. A captivating varietal and Bianchi has bottled another successful Refosco and showing that Refosco also has a home in California. Red plum, pepper, slight rose petal, cinnamon, abundant acid profile and very dark color.
July 7, 2010
Bianchi Winery Appoints Adrianna Santiago as Tasting Room Manager
Bianchi Winery (www.bianchiwine.com) has appointed Adrianna Santiago to Tasting Room Manager. The announcement was made today by Beau Bianchi, President of Sales & Marketing, and her appointment is effective immediately.
Touring and Tasting - Fall 2009
October 31, 2009
It has been nearly 10 years since Glenn Bianchi purchased 40 acres on the east side of Paso Robles and founded Bianchi Winery. A resident of Orange County, Glenn admired the region’s wines and believed that Paso Robles’ potential was well worth the commute. He wasted no time putting down roots and completed building his state-of-the-art winery in 2004.
Ken's Wine Guide: 88 Points - 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
October 20, 2008
This ruby colored wine from Bianchi recently finished in 3rd place in our recent blind tasting of mid priced Cabs. It opens with an attractive cherry and menthol like bouquet with hints of toffee. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, soft, and balanced with savory cherry vanilla flavors. The finish is dry and shows nicely managed tannins that linger for some time. This is a very food friendly Cab and would pair quite nicely with pheasant or veal marsala. Enjoy - KWGTP
Ken's Wine Guide - Chardonnay…Where’s the Oak?
September 28, 2008
Our third place wine came from Bianchi Winery who has faired quite favorably with our panel over that last few months. Their 2006 Signature Selection Chardonnay $19 from the “Edna Ranch” scored a solid 90 points. We found that many of our recommended Chards came from the Edna Valley. This particular Chard had a very inviting tropical fruit like bouquet. It was also creamy and well-balanced with flavorful pineapple flavors and a touch of oak.
Appelation America - Doing the Paso Robles Paso Doble at Bianchi Winery
July 9, 2008
Is Petite Sirah or Cabernet Sauvignon the signature grape in Paso Robles? Is it Zinfandel or Syrah? There's always a two-step dance to selecting the best varietal in Paso Robles and, that being the case, Tom Lane, winemaker at Bianchi Winery, is a great 'dancer.'