Wine

A Year in Wine
Mike Dunne on Wine: Pinot grigio/pinot gris

Pinot grigio, also known as pinot gris, is rare among wines in that it can draw upon the traditions and romance of two wine countries to sell itself – Italy and France.

That’s a good thing, given that pinot grigio/pinot gris needs all the help it can get. On paper, it’s...

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Greater Grass Valley Chamber proposes jeep tours for tourists

Greater Grass Valley Chamber proposes jeep tours for tourists

The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking $20,000 in funding from the City of Grass Valley for jeep tours. The purpose of the Jeep Tour business with a tentative name of Chamber Jeep Tour Adventures, would be to expose visitors and local residents to western Nevada County attractions, state parks, wineries, rivers, its...

Rubys Musings
Chilling Underground

No gem mining for us, this day it was all about the Cavern!  Ok, by now you know I LOVE exploring caverns, caves and mines as well as learning about the wonderfully historically rich area in which we now live. Last week it was Moaning Cavern, ...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: India a young market for wine

Kerry Damskey earned his degree in fermentation sciences at UC Davis in 1976. Since then, he’s become a globe-hopping consultant winemaker, helping develop vineyards and wineries in uncommon regions on four continents, including Costa Rica, Bulgaria, Israel and China. When he’s home at Geyserville, he and his wife, Daisy, make wines from mountain vineyards...

A Year in Wine
Mike Dunne on Wine: Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County

The best way to get a handle on the link between the place where wine grapes are grown and the nature of the wine they yield is to join a winemaker in the vineyard. Better yet, 14 winemakers.

But despite the energetic intentions of Ann Kraemer, the message that unfolds from...

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Read the Summer 2014 issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine

Read the Summer 2014 issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine

Click HERE to read a digital edition of our summer 2014 issue, now circulating.

A Year in Wine
Mike Dunne on Wine: Four Winds Cellars

In creating 20 tasting rooms along and about the main drag through the old gold camp of Murphys, Calaveras County’s vintners have made wine exploration fun, convenient and relatively safe.

Wine enthusiasts who swarm into the town each weekend seem not to miss the sight of vineyards and the thrill of...

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Is Pink the new White?

Is Pink the new White?

WHITE WINE, SUCH AS CHARDONNAY, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Viognier, has reigned supreme for summer soirées, picnics or barbecues. But rosé wine is soaring in popularity, prompting some to ask “Is pink the new white?” Rosé once conjured up memories of Lancers and Mateus in the early ‘70s. “Hey, hey, hey, Mateus...

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Farmers markets could soon offer wine tasting

Farmers markets could soon offer wine tasting

CALIFORNIANS CAN SAMPLE FRUIT, cheese and veggies at a farmers market but not wine. Now, under a newly proposed state law, small wineries that use only their own grapes would be allowed to offer tastings. So far, the bill has sailed through the state Assembly and a Senate committee. The bill also applies to cider...

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Wine tasting in Grass Valley

Wine tasting in Grass Valley

Visit Grass Valley’s downtown tasting rooms, where you can sip award-winning wine in restored Gold Rush-era buildings. You also can visit destination wineries throughout the foothills. AVANGUARDIA WINES Taste wine on the cutting edge of the blending craft in an historic building. Italian, French, Georgian and California grape varieties, all grown in an estate vineyard. 209...

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