Ana Ramos-Aguilera and staff. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The frozen delights of La Michoacana Paleteria

A splendid way to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Hollister.

Dick Swank with Amy and Jared Gill. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The Swank Farms Experience now includes its own line of liquid gold

Local brewers Amy and Jared Gill debut craft beers made in collaboration with farm operator Dick Swank.

Frank Sanchez brewing. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Haybaler Blonde, Quarantined Charley, and Absurdum Red

The visions and delights of Grillin & Chillin Roadhouse and Alehouse beer.

Alessio Carli and his wines. Photo by Robert Eliason

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Small-production Alicats Winery makes big Italian-influenced vintages

Master winemaker Alessio Carli’s foray into his deeply personal wines.

Mike Berntsen. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: WildEye Winery takes a wild approach to winemaking

Not having a vineyard gives Mike Berntsen greater options for producing fine wines.

Joe Zanger at Casa de Wine. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The delightful summertime wines of Casa de Fruta

Dornfelder and malbec share the stage with pomegranate, berry and apricot wines.

Al Guerra and Danielle Nino in the tasting room. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Guerra Family Cellars is part hobby, part labor of love

Small production winery makes its mark with bold and distinctive wines.

Al DeRose. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Al DeRose’s journey from Hollister to Chile and back again

DeRose Winery winemaker creates fine vintages on two continents.

Mike Waller. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The compelling pinot noirs of Calera Wine Company

Mt. Harlan limestone is one of the secrets of its fine wine production.

Eden Rift Winery. Photo by Robert Eliason

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Eat, Drink, Savor: The classic pinot noirs and chardonnays of Eden Rift

Christian Pillsbury continues the legacy of Cienega Valley winemaking.

Yoji Ogawa and Toru Ikemasu (front), Cory Waller and Seiichi Matsuda (back). Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Ozeki Sake is a delightful change of pace

Rice wine is no longer just for Japanese restaurants.

Sean Fitzharris and BenitoLink reporter Robert Eliason. Photo courtesy of Fran Fitzharris.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: From homebrewing to full brewery

The Fitzharrises create Brewery Twenty Five beers for San Benito County

The DeRose Vineyards. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Taste traveling at DeRose Winery

Wines made from historic vines are the highlight of the DeRose tasting room.

Nash Road bisecting the San Benito County Campus. Photo by Jake Medina.

News

BL Special Report: Permanent closure of Nash Road stalls

City of Hollister, San Benito County and SBHS at odds over plan.

Several teachers and their union president claimed the high school district would not allow two-way conversations to take a place about their concerns. Photo by John Chadwell.

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BL Special Report: SBHS teachers claim district is refusing teacher input

Despite claims, district states there have been several meetings and that all changes were approved by the teacher union.