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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...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
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...

Appetizers
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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Rubys Musings
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...

Finding Our Way Now
Twisted River Winery Primitivo: #Wine

Aw, this Twisted River Winery Primitivo was a very pleasant surprise. Not very long ago we had some great friends visit us for a week of fun, food and wine. One of the places we visited was Husick’s Country Store in Clarksburg, California. It is a charming place where I found this Twisted...

Sac Foodies
The Cellar in Historic Folsom

Jun 20, 2014
The Cellar in Historic Folsom

There are some restaurants that are just a pleasure, and The Cellar on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom is one such place. I’ve been to The Cellar a number of times, but when I learned of their expanded menu, I couldn’t wait to try it. Executive Chef Joe Cuka has created a little something...

Sac Foodies
The Cellar in Historic Folsom

Jun 20, 2014
The Cellar in Historic Folsom

There are some restaurants that are just a pleasure, and The Cellar on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom is one such place. I’ve been to The Cellar a number of times, but when I learned of their expanded menu, I couldn’t wait to try it. Executive Chef Joe Cuka has created a little something...

Appetizers
Sutter Home White Zinfandel among gold medalists at State Fair wine competition

The California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition was held from June 4 through June 6, and now we know who earned medals in what’s billed as the country’s oldest wine competition. The gold medalists include a brand that’s often used as a punchline in the world of wine: Sutter Home White Zinfandel, an off-dry...

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