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Sierra Foothills wineries win big at S.F. Chronicle wine competition

Jan 11, 2014
Sierra Foothills wineries win big at S.F. Chronicle wine competition

The 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition included winners from Sierra Foothills wineries including Avanguardia, Bent Metal, Ciotti, Le Casque, Montoliva, Naggiar, Popie, Secret Ravine, Solune and Viña Castellano, among others. Viña Castellano won “best of class,” and Naggiar won two “double golds.” The “Loomis Loop” wineries, which we write about in our magazine, did...

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Sacramento’s Delta King is now offering “wine appreciation” classes

Jan 7, 2014

Is one of your resolutions for the New Year to try new things, maybe learn some new skills? When it comes to wine, there is now one more educational avenue for the Sacramento-area oenophile. The Delta King is now offering “wine appreciation” classes onboard. Held every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., Delta King’s co-owner...

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So close to home: Bogle petite sirah wine

I do enjoy the local wineries that aren't far from where I live. One of these wineries would be Bogle and I especially enjoy their Bogle Petite Syrah Bogle Winery is very much involved a sustainable environmental practices. They have been tracking thei...

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What your wine says about your politics, in one chart

What your wine says about your politics, in one chart

Analyzing voting habits of those who imbibe, new consumer research found that 14 of the top 15 brands that indicate someone is most likely to vote are wines, the Washington Post is reporting. “That research comes from consumer data supplied by GFK MRI, and analyzed by Jennifer Dube of National Media Research Planning and Placement,...

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Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon: Wine

I had found on this wine by Cupcake Vineyard quite a while ago. A friend & I found this wonderful libation at, of all places, TGIFridays. Our server had enthusiastically recommended this Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon. It turned out to be a very great choice...

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Sierra Starr’s “Starr Bright” Champagne on Christmas

Sierra Starr’s “Starr Bright” Champagne on Christmas

Surprisingly, a Sierra Foothills winery sells a champagne — Sierra Starr Vineyard in Grass Valley. We’re going to drink Sierra Starr’s “Starr Bright” Champagne on Christmas. It’s a “bright sparkler with delightful melon flavors. It’s fresh, fruity and slightly sweet.” Sierra Starr’s motto with its sparkler: “We guarantee 68 million bubbles per bottle.” We’ve enjoyed the...

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Food, Wine & Art economics

Food, Wine & Art economics

In the introduction to our Fall 2012 issue, we wrote about we we called “Food, Wine & Art economics.” “Food, wine and art (which go hand-in-hand) are becoming a potent force in economic development in the Gold Country and Sierra,” we wrote. “They are providing economic diversity and growth.” Now others are weighing in. “Rural tourism...

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Beaujolais Nouveau: Wine

The resounding “pop!” of a cork is a celebratory note of tried and true importance to those whose lives are devoted to the idea that a glass should never be empty. But for each wine drinker there is a certain set of internal rules and regulations about what makes a wine “acceptable.”...

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New video: California’s exceptional food and wine experiences

Tour California’s exceptional food and wine experiences offered all throughout the state. Don’t miss some of California’s most premiere food and wine pairings! Read: Sierra FoodWineArt’s wine feature articles.

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Cheers and a Little Ruby’s Muse

Cheers to you and yours!  Since I last posted not much has been going on here at Muse Cottage. Not too many walks, as we have had a cold snap that made me wish to sit and watch Hallmark movies all day and sip on hot cinnamon tea rather than be...

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