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Sierra Starr strikes gold again in El Dorado County wine competition

Sierra Starr strikes gold again in El Dorado County wine competition

Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery of Grass Valley picked up six more medals in its second wine competition of 2014 — this time from our neighbors at the El Dorado County wine competition. Following the six medals from the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (Three Gold and Three Silver) Sierra Starr is happy to announce...

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Bear River Wine Tasting hosts Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John on July 26

Bear River Wine Tasting hosts Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John on July 26

Aaron Patrick is thrilled to announce that he and his band will be performing “Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel” on Saturday, July 26, at Bear River Wine Tasting in Auburn on Hwy 49, just north of the Bear River. “Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel ”...

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Cheese with Sangiovese? Pairing pizza with wine

Cheese with Sangiovese? Pairing pizza with wine

Pairing Pizza with Wine Italy is known for both wine and pizza, but suprisingly, Italians rarely pair the two together, according to FoodServiceWarehouse.com. Most Italians consider the best wine for pizza to be beer, and think that only tourists or Americans consume the two together. That said, many people do prefer a nice glass...

Finding Our Way Now
Wine Concert Tips For Attending: #Wine

Summer is just about here, which means wineries all over the United States are about to put on some of their biggest events of the year − a wine concert. When I say “wine concert” I’m referring to an event on the grounds of one winery (not to be confused with a “wine...

Rubys Musings
A Zinful Day

Zinfest 2014, Lodi Ca.  This past Saturday myself, my husband, two of our three daughters along with two friends spent a wonderful day full of great wine, food and music together at Lodi's 10th annual Zinfest.  This was only my husbands and...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Napa cabernets

Dunne on Wine: Napa cabernets


Cabernet sauvignons from Napa Valley that sell for $60 to $150 enjoyed a high-percentage of gold-medal success at last fall’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition.

Other than the obvious, what’s the difference between a California cabernet sauvignon that costs $30 and a California cabernet sauvignon that costs...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Naggiar, Art Works Gallery win “wine” and “art” categories on KCRA 3 A-List: coup for Grass Valley

May 16, 2014
Naggiar, Art Works Gallery win “wine” and “art” categories on KCRA 3 A-List: coup for Grass Valley

For years, our Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has proudly promoted food, wine and art in the Sierra Foothills to readers in Reno, Tahoe, Sacramento, Chico, Yuba City and beyond — in print and on the web. So we were thrilled when two Grass Valley-based businesses — one in “wine” and one in “art” — Friday...

Cavegrrl
Return to Mundaka: A Spanish-Style Tapas Restaurant in Downtown Carmel

May 14, 2014
Return to Mundaka: A Spanish-Style Tapas Restaurant in Downtown Carmel

It was less than a year ago when we last visited Mundaka, a small plates restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown Carmel. Since then, the restaurant has continued to thrive and recently celebrated its 5th anniversary! During our recent stay at The Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Andy and I were honored to...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Extreme winemaking in Baja

Dunne on Wine: Extreme winemaking in Baja


Painted steer skulls mark parking places at Rancho La Venta, where visitors can not only taste wine but also spend nights and partake in activities such as birdwatching and horseback riding.

If a Hollywood producer were to create a reality TV series about extreme winemaking, the first character he’d want...

Rubys Musings
Mother’s Day Out

Yesterday being Mother's Day it was my choice as to how I spent it. I am not one for crowded restaurants, I do not desire extravagant gifts and gestures, simply time with those that I love. So I voiced my desires to my husband and my middle da...

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