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Franciscan Estate Winery: #Wine

We very much enjoyed this wine and would definitely seek it out again. I can see how it would pair well with my Easy Dry Rub Ribs. In fact, I may just have to make my ribs and have some friends over for a gathering and to share this Franciscan Equilib...

Cavegrrl
Save the Date! Rombauer Wine Dinner at Matteo’s Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm!

Jul 28, 2015
Save the Date! Rombauer Wine Dinner at Matteo’s Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm!

Do you love Rombauer Wines as much as I do? If so, I have the event for you! Matteo’s Pizza and Bistro’s Rombauer Wine Dinner featuring the New Release of the 2014 Chardonnay will be held on the patio at Matteo’s, Wednesday, August 5th, 2015, at 6:30 PM. Their menu (to be served family...

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Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

WE LOVE CELEBRATING OUR REGION’S year-round lifestyle centered around farm-fresh food, fine dining, local wine and beer, art and music and outdoor recreation — and it’s becoming a bigger draw for vacations, staycations and relocations. Tahoe and Truckee have deep roots in winter sports, going back to Sugar Bowl in the ’30s and the 1960...

Cavegrrl
Cochon Heritage Fire Napa’s “Meat Up” Takes Place on August 2nd!

Jul 28, 2015
Cochon Heritage Fire Napa’s “Meat Up” Takes Place on August 2nd!

Heritage Fire is an annual wood-fired meat-laden feast featuring chefs and farmers working together to spotlight traditional outdoor cooking techniques. This event takes place on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 03:00 PM at Charles Krug Winery and features over 45 chefs + 3,000 pounds of sustainably raised, wood-fired meats! The event will also showcase...

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Rubys Musings
A Fun Day Out

Sometimes you just need a fun day out! Being at home and being a homemaker/housewife, even with kids having flown the nest ( well sort of *wink*) is not all just sitting around eating bon-bons .... even if there are those moments. It may well s...

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Folie à Deux Chardonnay: #Wine

Red or white, it’s always a conundrum when there are so many good wines around. It was Father’s Day, and we were in Napa Valley just south of St. Helena having lunch at Mustards Grill. It was another hot summer day, so salads, a cold soup, and seared scallops were in the offing. The wine we...

Cavegrrl
My “Best of the Best” California State Fair Wine Winners

Jul 16, 2015
My “Best of the Best” California State Fair Wine Winners

Now that the California State Fair is in full swing (July 10th-26th), and Save Mart Supermarket’s Wine Country is open for tasting, I wanted to give you a heads up on my favorite wines this year from the Winners of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Andy and I attended a media event...

Finding Our Way Now
Pairing Food and Wine: #Wine

Quite often I’m asked about my thoughts regarding pairing food and wine. Before I give you my opinion, let me explain. I’ve said it many times; I’m no expert. These are just my thoughts. Whenever I’m preparing a meal for family and friends, these are the things that pop into my mind when I’m out shopping...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS OF CHICAGO Park, a bucolic hamlet nestled between Colfax and Grass Valley, were first generation German- and Italian-Americans who came from Chicago in the mid-1800s to reconnect with their agrarian roots. The area became famous for its stone fruit, wine grapes and other fruit. In 1915, pears from a Chicago...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

For savory eats and award-winning wines, these festivals offer eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos with imaginative chefs, and breathtaking venues: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 18 AND SEPTEMBER 26 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on “roads less traveled” in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near...

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