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Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley celebrates 4-year anniversary

Bent Metal Winery celebrates its fourth year of wine and fun on April 26 at its winery and tasting room in Grass Valley. The festivity will be filled with delicious food, music by Brian and Erin Dougherty, chair massage — and your favorite Bent Metal wines. Owner-winemaker Scott Brown will offer a barrel sample of...

Finding Our Way Now
Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny Port: #Wine

I am a huge fan of a good tawny port, especially this Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny Port. What is most important when your looking for or deciding on a tawny port is to remember the number of years matter. The post Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny Port...

Rubys Musings
New Discoveries and Revisiting Favorites

image via google search for vintage road trip Yesterday hubby and myself decided to go explore and make new discoveries for our daycation road trip. We got up early, got ready, filled the gas tank and headed to San Francisco's Golden Gate Par...

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Wine Wednesday: Don’t Miss TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, April 27th, 2014

Apr 2, 2014
Wine Wednesday: Don’t Miss TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting, April 27th, 2014

So I am pretty sure that the wine event I am promoting today was specifically designed for me. See, Tempranillo is my favorite red varietal, and the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Tempranillos and other Iberian varietal wines, featuring nearly 40 TAPAS member vintners is about to take place at the seventh annual...

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Wine Wednesday: 5th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff Takes Place Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mar 26, 2014
Wine Wednesday: 5th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff Takes Place Sunday, May 18, 2014

Oops. So I haven’t posted anything since last Wednesday, which was also Wine Wednesday. Well, this one comes from my friends at HALL Wines. Their 5th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff is on Sunday, May 18th, and here’s a press release I received to tell you all about it: HALL Wines is pleased to announce...

Rubys Musings
Pleasurable Gifts of the Earth ~ A Daycation Post

Hubby and I enjoy the day in and around DaffodilHill in the Volcano Ca. area. As it would seem that my health and the weather are both cooperating at the moment, hubby and I have been making a point of getting out and enjoying ourselves and taki...

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Wine Wednesday: Esporão 2012 Alandra Rosé

Mar 19, 2014
Wine Wednesday: Esporão 2012 Alandra Rosé

  Did you know Portugal ranks 6th in terms of per capita wine consumption in the world?  According to The Wine Institute, the Portuguese drink 42.2 liters of wine per person each year. And just in time for the warmer temperatures outside, today’s featured wine happens to be from Portugal. It is a lovely,...

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A Trio of Pinots and Food Pairing with Holman Ranch Wines

Mar 13, 2014
A Trio of Pinots and Food Pairing with Holman Ranch Wines

  First of all, a big thanks to Holman Ranch for sending me six bottles of great wine to taste and give feedback to all of my readers. Not all wineries are quite that generous, and you make this particular writer feel appreciated for what I do. Now, onto the reviews! It was a...

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Placer County Online
Placer County Wine Trail Vintners honored with over 50 awards at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

AUBURN, Calif.—A region with a rich heritage in winemaking, Placer County Wine Trail wineries have much to celebrate after earning several Best of Class wins at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Boasting a climate similar to that of Mediterranean grape-growing regions, the Placer County Wine Trail is winning big for its European blends, such as Tempranillo, in...

Rubys Musings
Saturday Sips in Lodi California

Another great day out in Lodi  This past Saturday was yet another wine club release party at one of our favorite wineries, m2 , a winery I have shared our visits to many times. While in the Lodi area, we decided to pop into a few of the wineries we had not visited before or...

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