In This Issue: Harvest, 2017
The Harvest Issue is full of great stories about the people, the food and all of the edible places. Enjoy!
In 2007, I sat beside Ali Rush Carscaden as we took our WSET Advanced Certification exam—a rigorous test for would-be sommeliers and wine journalists. She had just opened 15 Degrees C in Templeton, which offered an international lineup of wines unlike any other shop or wine bar in SLO County, and I was about to quit my 9-to-5 job with a local nonprofit to work in vineyards and wineries around the world, in the hopes that I’d eventually get paid to write about wine. We were both in a position of risk, at the time. Imagine my pleasure as the two of us sat down together again, a decade later, for an interview on the subject of women, wine and what it means to be a SLO County pioneer.
This issue was a labor of love for many. Thank you for reading, for supporting the good people and businesses on these pages and for making SLO County so delicious.