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Finding Our Way Now
Mimosas My Way: #Wine #Cocktail

Just recently, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We’ve never been much for big presents, but we do like to go to an extra special place to eat on our special day. We made a decision to go to Napa for a special brunch at one of our favorite haunts. As you...

Finding Our Way Now
Mark West Winery – Pinot Noir For The People: #Wine

I’ve written about this wine before, but I just had to revisit it. We were out to dinner with friends. The server recommended a Mark West Pinot Noir and again I found it to be a delight.  As you would expect, this wine went well with the entrees.  Again I went in search for...

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Sierra Vintners report early bud break: two weeks ahead of last year

Sierra Vintners report early bud break: two weeks ahead of last year

“Ah, it’s that beautiful time of year again- skies are blue, the air is mild, the trees are blooming…wait- what?! It’s only mid-February!” according to Naggiar Vineyard’s blog. “While parts of the country are buried several feet deep in snow with more on the way- um, sorry East Coasters?- we have been enjoying...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Sierra Vintners report early bud break: two weeks ahead of last year

Sierra Vintners report early bud break: two weeks ahead of last year

“Ah, it’s that beautiful time of year again- skies are blue, the air is mild, the trees are blooming…wait- what?! It’s only mid-February!” according to Naggiar Vineyard’s blog. “While parts of the country are buried several feet deep in snow with more on the way- um, sorry East Coasters?- we have been enjoying...

Cavegrrl
Valentine’s Day Our Way

Feb 18, 2015
Valentine’s Day Our Way

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day this past weekend. Andy and I decided to stay in and cook for each other instead of battling the landmine of multi-course (no substitution) wheat, sugar and dairy heavy pre-fixe menus arranged by local restaurants. And deciding to avoid the crowd and the high cost of dining out...

Finding Our Way Now
Sebastiani Winery Chardonnay: #Wine

It never fails to surprise me how you can find some great wines at such inexpensive prices. This Chardonnay from Sebastiani Winery is one of them.

In 1895, Samuele Sebastiani, a winemaker, emigrated from the Tuscany. Samuele’s first trade was not as a winemaker but a stonemason. He quarried the hills of Sonoma for cobblestones...

Cavegrrl
Drink Wine Day is February 18th, Celebrate with Tandoor Chef and Win a $250 Wine Gift Card

Feb 14, 2015
Drink Wine Day is February 18th, Celebrate with Tandoor Chef and Win a $250 Wine Gift Card

Indian cuisine is one of the most interesting food and wine pairings. Tandoor Chef has recently developed a pairing tool to help you choose the best compliment (wine or beer) to their restaurant quality authentic Indian cuisine. And to celebrate the upcoming National Drink Wine Day on February 18th, my friends at Tandoor Chef are...

KimberlyMichelle
wine wednesday: lasseter family winery

wine wednesday: lasseter family winery

Last August we found ourselves in Sonoma with a bit of extra time to kill in the afternoon. This is a rare event, in that we don’t often find ourselves in that part of wine country without a specific agenda to follow. That’s when my Disney brain spoke out loud,”Hey! I should call Lasseter...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Winter food, wine, art and music festivals in the foothills and Sierra

Winter food, wine, art and music festivals in the foothills and Sierra

Winter festivals include Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year in Nevada City, the Foothills Celebration food-and-wine pairing event in Grass Valley and, for the first time, WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley. MARDI GRAS NEVADA CITY, FEB. 14-15 A downtown parade, Masquerade Ball and Carnevale are featured, as this colorful foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras. Weekend activities open...

Cavegrrl
Exploring Russian River Wineries and a Stay at the Applewood Inn

Feb 8, 2015
Exploring Russian River Wineries and a Stay at the Applewood Inn

Believe it or not, the winter season is the perfect time to enjoy a small getaway in a lesser-known/celebrated part of Wine Country. Andy and I just returned from a trip to the Russian River area and were hosted by a lovely place called the Applewood Inn. The Applewood Inn is a lavishly restored...

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