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Acacia Vineyard Pinot Noir: #Wine

I love it when I'm introduced to a new wine such as this Acacia Vineyard Pinot Noir Carneros 12. With all the different wineries that abound, it's really hard to know them all. Regardless, it's always fun when I find a great wine through another wine...

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Fiddletown Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel: #Wine

Every so often then I run into a wine I just fall in love with. Such was the case with this Fiddletown Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel. It was truly love a few sip. The post Fiddletown Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel: #Wine appeared first on Finding Our Way Now.

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Wild & Scenic salmon in downtown Grass Valley

Wild & Scenic salmon in downtown Grass Valley

The 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival — the largest environmental festival of its kind — is January 15-18 in Grass Valley and Nevada City. Downtown Grass Valley is known for its splendid window displays, and this week we noticed salmon popping up on the windows, with artistic flair. Some of them are photographed here....

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Truckee River Winery wins two medals in prestigious S.F. wine competition

Truckee River Winery wins two medals in prestigious S.F. wine competition

Did you know that Truckee has its own winery? It does — and it just won two medals in the prestigious 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting Competition. The family owned winery — whose owner-winemaker is Russ Jones — won a silver for its Pinot Noir and a silver for its Malbec in the competition....

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Sierra Foothills and Truckee wineries score in 2015 S.F. Chronicle tasting competition

Sierra Foothills and Truckee wineries score in 2015 S.F. Chronicle tasting competition

After receiving a record 6,417 entries from more than 25 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines, this weekend announced its winners. Here are some winning wineries in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee. The full list of winners is here: Avanguardia Wines: Premiato, silver Due Fiori, bronze Bear River Winery: Barbera...

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BYOB and barrel tasting at foothills wineries

BYOB and barrel tasting at foothills wineries

BYOB Italy is a wine-lover’s paradise and locals buy it on tap (“alla Spina”), bringing their own bottle and filling it themselves at the winery. Sierra Knolls’ Bear River Tasting Room has offered a “BYOB” option for red (a blend of Primativo, Barbera and Sangiovese) and white (a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc) in one...

Alison Toon
BottleRock Napa lineup announced! Looks good! (Watch the video.. music, food, wine…)

Jan 6, 2015
BottleRock Napa lineup announced! Looks good! (Watch the video.. music, food, wine…)

Dates: May 29-31st. Tickets go on sale on January 8th at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Buy tickets ASAP, as they sell out--fast!Delila Paz of The Last InternationaleSo many to see in the lineup! Robert Plant! Imagine Dragons, No Doubt.... And... if you di...

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Blackstone Merlot: #Wine

This is a delectable Merlot from Blackstone Winery. This was a recommendation from a reader. When I tried it I totally agreed, this is a great wine from Blackstone Winery to share dinner with friends. The post Blackstone Merlot: #Wine appeared first ...

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First Annual Ladies Gluten Free Cookie Exchange Catered by Whole Foods Market Roseville

Jan 3, 2015
First Annual Ladies Gluten Free Cookie Exchange Catered by Whole Foods Market Roseville

  On December 20th, 2014, I invited a group of ladies over to our home for a holiday gathering and gluten free cookie exchange. I didn’t want to serve only cookies, but rather have a small dinner spread for my guests. Since I wanted to focus on my guests and arranging a few games...

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Domaine ste Michelle Brut: #Sparkling #Wine

I had posted this article about Domaine ste Michelle Brut many years ago. In light of the season and the many celebrations, I thought it would be a fun sparkling wine to resurrect.

Domaine ste Michelle Brut Sparkling Wine

I did a taste test of various inexpensive sparkling wines, one happened to be this...

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