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A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Barbera best on its own or blended?

In looking for an angle with which to approach the fourth annual Barbera Festival in June, I recalled something that Sacramento grocer Darrell Corti said at last year’s gathering: Amador County vintners should blend two of the region’s more esteemed grape varieties – barbera and zinfandel – into a single style of proprietary wine...

Rubys Musings
A Tasty Day Out ….

Can you tell what we were up to again??Shot taken at YORBA in Sutter Creek Ca...very tasty! A MUST visit!  So as  you may have already figured out, hubby and I went wine tasting, again. Once again we visited the Shenandoah Valley wine region ...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Niven Family Wine Estates

Among California’s wine regions, San Luis Obispo County, in particular the cattle-and-horse town of Paso Robles, is recognized for its torrid summers and muscular red wines, especially cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel.

But just south of Paso Robles, starting at the eastern edge of the university community San Luis Obispo and stretching...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Northstar Autumn Food & Wine Festival schedule of events

Northstar Autumn Food & Wine Festival schedule of events

The 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival at Northstar California Resort will pair epicurean adventures with Northern California’s finest in regional food and wine delicacies. Master chefs and winemakers invite foodies to enjoy three full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings and food-themed experiences Friday, Sept. 5 through...

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Nevada County Fair is August 6-10

Nevada County Fair is August 6-10

“Simply Fun!” is the theme for the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6-10. The fair includes animals, exhibits, carnival rides, stage entertainment, a rodeo, and the return of a Destruction Derby. Treat Street is famous for its fair food, including Job’s Daughters’ hand-dipped corn dogs. (They serve between 15,000 and 19,000 per fair). The fair is...

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Finding Our Way Now
OZV Zinfandel: Wine

My husband and I were cruising around for anew restaurant to try. We happened on a cool looking Italian place that seemed like fun. This was where we discovered OZV Zinfandel. Aside from being amazing, I loved the label, but the fact that it seriously ...

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Grass Valley is seeking a brewpub, joining Auburn, Nevada City and Truckee

Grass Valley is seeking a brewpub, joining Auburn, Nevada City and Truckee

Grass Valley is actively seeking a tenant and location for a brewpub, and the historic downtown is a top contender, our magazine has learned. A brewpub, with craft beer brewed on site, would offer a needed economic boost, creating jobs and drawing visitors and locals. Grass Valley’s quest for a brewpub comes amid a craft...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. opens in August

Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. opens in August

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE FOOD PARADISES are in the Bay Area, such as the Ferry Building Marketplace or the Rockridge Market Hall. Now a vibrant community of farmers, artisan food sellers and artists is emerging in downtown Nevada City. Located in the heart of the historic district on Commercial Street, it is anchored by Three...

A Year in Wine
Mike Dunne on Wine: Greek wines

OK, let’s get this out of the way high up: Greek wine is, well, all Greek to me. What a card.

But I have plenty of company in the deck. Greek wines never have developed much of a following in the United States, and the reasons for that are many.

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Finding Our Way Now
Ficklin Vineyards 10 year Tawny Port: #Wine

When the day has been long and hectic, with many challenges and interruptions, I’ll grab a cordial of Port wine such as this Ficklin Vineyards 10 Year Tawny Port. When the weather is nice, I’ll sit on my patio and slowly sip this delight and just let the rest of the day...

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