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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Flights By Night #5: Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes and a Duo of Reds

Aug 19, 2016
Flights By Night #5: Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes and a Duo of Reds

Flights by night is back with another food and wine pairing we recently had for dinner. I made this recipe in an emergency after being reminded via email that I was supposed to make the meal that evening. Fumbling to come up with a grocery list, I recalled a picture of some meat-stuffed tomatoes...

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Wine Bloggers Conference Puts Spotlight on Lodi Winemaking

Aug 11, 2016
Wine Bloggers Conference Puts Spotlight on Lodi Winemaking

Written by cavegrrl.com contributing writer Andy Harris When I was kid, wines from Lodi were considered to be the bargain basement of wine making (I grew up in nearby Sacramento). Lodi wines of the 1980s and 90s were cheap, simple and normally sold in gallon jugs. I happen to know this, because that’s what...

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