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Radio Boca Tempranillo: #Wine

I recently found myself in Cost Plus/World Market in search of interesting wines for a blog post.  I had the good fortune of running into my wine buyer friend at the store.  She introduced me to a few inexpensive wines that I might want to try, one being the Radio Boca Tempranillo. I opened the bottle that...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Here’s a sampling of food and wine festivals in our region this summer: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 16 & SEPT. 24 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on scenic backroads in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near one another, reducing the driving time. The...

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Cochon555 presents Heritage Fire Napa Lineup

Jul 11, 2016
Cochon555 presents Heritage Fire Napa Lineup

Hello meat lovers! I’m working on a few blog posts myself, but in the meantime, here’s some information on one of my favorite food and wine events of the year from my friends at Cochon 555, Cochon Heritage Fire Napa, taking place on August 21st this year at Charles Krug Winery! SAN FRANCISCO, CA...

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Studio Movie Grill Hosts The Mother of All Playdates

Jun 30, 2016
Studio Movie Grill Hosts The Mother of All Playdates

OK ladies! Grab your girlfriends and “party like a mother”! The movie Bad Moms opens at Studio Movie Grill on July 28th, and they are hosting the ultimate playdate for all moms throughout the run of the movie. Here’s the deal and there are two price levels:  1. Get together a group of 10...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Bent Metal plans to open a tasting room in downtown Grass Valley in August

Bent Metal plans to open a tasting room in downtown Grass Valley in August

In a newsletter, Bent Metal said “we will be opening a secondary tasting room in downtown Grass Valley on Mill Street sometime in August. Stay tuned for more information.” It will be the fifth winery tasting room in downtown Grass Valley. The others are Avanguardia, Lucchesi, Sierra Starr and Smith Vineyard. “Scott and Judy Brown, along...

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Reserve De L Aube Syrah Merlot: Wine

We been traveling as well has a good number of visitors of late. I thought would be a good idea to stock up on some wine. Reserve De L Aube Syrah Merlot was a recommendation from the wine buyer at my local Cost Plus/World Market. It is a very pleasant wine for a VERY reasonable price. You’ve got to...

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Twisted Roots Winery Zinfandel: #Wine

Twisted Roots Winery Old Vine Zinfandel was a fun find.  My friend and I had just recently ventured back to Lodi for their Farmer Market & Street Fair.  We had dinner at a place recommended by a local, and it was as fun as they said it would be.  Of course, we had to...

Rubys Musings
Picnic Under the Stars

Jun 15, 2016

“Mishap at the Picnic” by Harry Ekman c. 1950s This past Saturday night hubby and myself decided to have a dinner picnic under the stars. This was not a random decision. It so happens that a local winery, Peirano Estate in Acampo Ca. wa...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Smith, Sierra Starr, Avanguardia, Secret Ravine, and Amador wineries among big winners in State Fair Wine Competition

Smith, Sierra Starr, Avanguardia, Secret Ravine, and Amador wineries among big winners in State Fair Wine Competition

Foothills wineries won major awards at the prestigious, long-running California State Fair wine competition. Smith Vineyard’s 2013 Primitivo from Nevada County was named “Best in California” and “Best of Class of Region,” and it won a Double Gold medal. Smith also won a Gold for its Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bronze for its...

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Matua Sauvignon Blanc: #Wine

With the hot weather we’re currently enduring, a particular wine and event came to mind. I happened to be attending a local theater production with a friend. We’d made a reservation for dinner before the play.  It was super hot, and the only place they could set us was on the patio. When we...

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