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Honoring “everyday” heroes: military personnel, police officers and firefighters

Honoring “everyday” heroes: military personnel, police officers and firefighters

THE CLIENTELE OF A RESTAURANT OR watering hole typically mirrors its community, including its “everyday heroes.” More and more we notice that proprietors in the food and drink business—restaurateurs, winemakers, bar owners—are reaching out to “everyday heroes,” including military personnel, police officers or firefighters, in unique ways. On a recent visit to the Golden Era...

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Exploring Amador Wine Country

Exploring Amador Wine Country

AMADOR COUNTY’S MICROCLIMATES are as diverse as any in California, ranging from oak-studded hillsides at 900 feet to Sierra peaks that top 9,000 feet. Besides offering a year ‘round playground—for “leaf peeping,” cycling, hiking, skiing and other activities—the county’s terroir, climate and soils are ideal for growing premium wine grapes. The majority of Amador’s 3,700...

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An Introduction to Sicilian Wines

Nov 10, 2016
An Introduction to Sicilian Wines

Thanks to a Twitter tasting sponsored by Wines of Sicily, I was introduced to some wines I had never tried before and some varietals of which I had never heard. I also learned a little bit more about how wines are labeled in Sicily, and that there are nearly 50 native grape varietals unique...

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Flights By Night #6: Apothic Inferno and Primal Moussaka

Oct 31, 2016
Flights By Night #6: Apothic Inferno and Primal Moussaka

Happy Halloween! Today’s Flights by Night is brought to you by Apothic Inferno. This wine was inspired by the whiskey-making techniques of barrel-aging and is aged in white oak, whiskey barrels. The barrels are charred with flames and first used to age whiskey for years prior to being used to age the wine. “Those...

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“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

“A Walk Through Autumn” in the foothills and Sierra

Our region is one of the best places in California to view fall foliage, earning it the name “New England of the West.” Here are some suggestions: HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old-fashioned Sunday drive along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are...

Rubys Musings
Heading To a Conclusion ….Blogging Tour Final Days

Oct 19, 2016

All good things must come to an end.... Well I am finally wrapping up my posts sharing my blogging tour with you all...sort of! What does "sort of " mean , let me tell you.... I plan here in the very near future to share a few of my purchases I made, as well as...

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Experience the Stunning Views of San Francisco at the Cityscape Lounge

Oct 18, 2016
Experience the Stunning Views of San Francisco at the Cityscape Lounge

A few weeks ago I was invited to be part of a media preview at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square for the unveiling of their 46th floor lounge, Cityscape. Cityscape is located inside tower one of the Hilton (which also happens to be the largest hotel on the West Coast). It’s hard to...

Rubys Musings
Blogging Tour ~ Ruby Visits the Central Coast

Oct 12, 2016

The Journey Continues..... So last week I shared with you my experiences visiting several attractions in the Burbank/Hollywood/Anaheim California area. How it was both so much fun, and yet the hardest thing physically I have done in a very long time...

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Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa Revitalized with a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Oct 5, 2016
Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa Revitalized with a Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Recently, Andy and I had a chance to experience the Marriott Napa Valley Hotel & Spa’s stunning remodel. The property, located in the heart of the Napa Valley, has within the last few months, revealed a stunning new resort-style pool and courtyard that will serve as the hub of upcoming weddings, events and activities––from...

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Two Upcoming October Food Events in Sacramento, Mark Your Calendars!

Oct 2, 2016
Two Upcoming October Food Events in Sacramento, Mark Your Calendars!

Sacramento is a food lover’s paradise this time of year and there are two upcoming events I’d like to tell you about happening this month. Special thanks to The Grid Agency for passing along the information to me! The first event is called A Taste of New Sacramento in Old Sacramento. It will take...

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