Kristy DeVaney

Kristy DeVaney Kristy DeVaney is the author of the blog Cakegrrl.

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Gundlach Bundschu Winery: Wines Deeply Rooted in History

Sep 25, 2016
Gundlach Bundschu Winery: Wines Deeply Rooted in History

Gundlach Bunschu’s story began way back in 1858 when Jacob Gundlach purchased 400 acres in Sonoma and named it Rhinefarm. He then returned to Bavaria (in Germany) married, and traveled through Germany and France with his new wife Eva, buying up the rootstock they would need to plant on the land in Sonoma when...

Sacramento Hotel Association Fundraiser Farm-to-Fork Fall Fundraiser set for September 29th at Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Sep 20, 2016
Sacramento Hotel Association Fundraiser Farm-to-Fork Fall Fundraiser set for September 29th at Hyatt Regency Sacramento

The Board of Directors of the Sacramento Hotel Association is proud to announce that the Association is expanding its community service activities with a new fundraiser as part of its program: The Hospitality Industry Helping in the Community.  For 2016, the new fall fundraiser—set for September 29 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento—will benefit two...

Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk and Shop takes Place on October 1st, 2016

Sep 15, 2016
Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk and Shop takes Place on October 1st, 2016

Join us on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 from noon to 4:00pm for the Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop. This annual event brings nearly 1,000 local and visiting participants to sip wine and sample local food tastings while enjoying shopping in historic downtown Truckee. Over the past 13 years, the event has donated more...

Walt Wines Root 101 Tasting: Wines of a Place

Sep 13, 2016
Walt Wines Root 101 Tasting: Wines of a Place

I have never experienced such an interesting wine tasting as the one I’m going to feature in this blog post. For a few years now, we have worked with HALL Wines and attended their events at the winery such as the Annual Cabernet Cookoff Fundraiser and the Kathryn Hall Cabernet Release Parties. We were...

Lots of Eating and Drinking (and Eating and Drinking) at Eat Drink SF

Sep 11, 2016
Lots of Eating and Drinking (and Eating and Drinking) at Eat Drink SF

It was a tasty scene for fans of food, wine, beer and spirits August 25 – 28, 2016 at Eat Drink SF. The event was held at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Andy and I attended on the last day of the event on a Sunday afternoon and were introduced to some restaurants we...

10 Tasting Room Tips for the Aspiring Wine Lover

Sep 5, 2016
10 Tasting Room Tips for the Aspiring Wine Lover

10 Tasting Room Tips for the Aspiring Wine Lover No matter if you are new to wine or wine tasting, or if you visit tasting rooms often, it’s useful to remind ourselves of good etiquette and read up on ways to improve your experience. Whether you are a first time visitor to a winery,...

The Sacramento Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend!

Aug 29, 2016
The Sacramento Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend!

The Sacramento Greek Festival is back this Labor Day weekend and will be celebrating its 53rd anniversary! Come experience the culture, traditions and fabulous food of Greece right here in Sacramento. All of the food at the festival is homemade by volunteers and is derived from authentic recipes passed down through generations directly from the...

A Tale of Two Lodi Wineries

Aug 26, 2016
A Tale of Two Lodi Wineries

By Andy Harris Opening night of the 2016 Wine Bloggers’ Conference kicked off at Mohr-Fry Ranches, with locally catered food and live music by Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, a bluegrass band. All in the backyard of fourth-generation Lodi grape farmers Bruce and Peggy Fry. Coincidentally, the Frys were not only...

Heritage Fire Napa Serves Up a Blazing Food and Wine Feast

Aug 24, 2016
Heritage Fire Napa Serves Up a Blazing Food and Wine Feast

Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid at a BBQ? Growing up, we had so many family gatherings in my parent’s backyard and many times they were on my birthday and involved a pool. Last Sunday at Cochon 555 Heritage Fire brought back those nostalgic smells, sights and tastes...

Lodi Wine: It’s What All the Cool Kids are Drinking

Aug 21, 2016
Lodi Wine: It’s What All the Cool Kids are Drinking

Do you ever have reservations about doing something because you are not sure you are good enough or that you will be accepted? Initially that is how I felt about attending the Wine Bloggers Conference. I was not sure whether or not I even belonged there. All I knew is what I heard about...

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