Wine

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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Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

THE WINERIES IN NAPA, SONOMA, EL Dorado and Amador counties are often crowded in the summer. But wine tasting with the Sierra Vintners, located along historic Hwy. 49 and the Colfax Hwy., remains a pleasurable experience. Wine enthusiasts can picnic in a serene setting at Solune or Montoliva on the Colfax Hwy.; attend a “Paint and...

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Sierra Foothills’ food & wine featured at State Fair

Sierra Foothills’ food & wine featured at State Fair

A THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR, from July 11-27 at Cal Expo in Sacramento is “From our Farm to Your Table.” It draws 700,000 people annually, more visitors than most professional sports teams attract in an entire season. Nowhere is the counties’ exhibit theme more appropriate than for our region. We offer an...

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Best of show wines announced from California State Fair

The judges at the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition considered a whopping 2,829 wine entries from June 4 through June 6. And now, we know who earned “best of show” honors.

A Year in Wine
Mike Dunne on Wine: Tempranillo has a summer allure, too

The black Spanish grape tempranillo yields red wines customarily dense in color, grippy with tannin, muscular in build, generous with oak, and effusive in the smell and flavor of fruits like strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. A tobacco leaf or two in the mix also isn’t unheard of.

All that adds up...

Girls on the Grid
Girls on the Grid’s favorite places to go wine tasting in Amador County

Jun 24, 2014
Girls on the Grid’s favorite places to go wine tasting in Amador County

By Kearsten Shepard    Over the past year I have been lucky enough to go on two “teambuilding” retreats for work, both of which included wine tasting in Amador County. I’m not sure why both groups chose wine tasting, or Amador, but it was a win-win for me as I got to visit eight...

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Flower Power

Dreaming of Daylilies  Yesterday we took another daycation back to the Shenandoha Valley here in California, and yes once more, wine tasting was on the mind as part of the day, but more so than that was visiting the Amador Flower Farm on Shena...

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