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Farm to Fork Legends of Wine is September 18th, 6:00-8:30pm

Aug 28, 2014
Farm to Fork Legends of Wine is September 18th, 6:00-8:30pm

I can say in all honesty that out of the whole year, I love the months of September and October most. There are several  reasons for that. One of them is the weather. It starts to cool off just enough and the mornings are perfect for running. Another reason is that it is harvest...

Placer County Online
Pairings announced for the 5th Annual Sample the Sierra

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Sixteen booths will showcase unique collaborations of flavors and styles distinct to the Sierra Nevada region at the 5th Annual Sample the Sierra, Lake Tahoe’s only farm-to-fork festival. This food and wine festival brings together local chefs and restaurants with neighboring growers and producers to create delectable samples expertly paired with wine,...

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A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Tablas Creek Vineyard

Who is Jason Haas and why are we about to play 10 Questions?

Haas is the public face and general manager of Tablas Creek Vineyard at Paso Robles. Three decades ago, his father, American wine importer Robert Haas, linked up with members of the Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel...

FOX40
Napa Wineries Assess Damage to Wine After Earthquake

Aug 25, 2014
Napa Wineries Assess Damage to Wine After Earthquake

NAPA (CNN)- Napa Valley vintners woke up to a lot of broken bottles Sunday morning. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California early Sunday and sent more than 100 people to the hospital also dealt a blow to the region’s noted wine industry. Silver Oak Winery owner David Duncan spent the morning with staff...

Finding Our Way Now
IPSUS Pantelleria Passito #Wine

I’ve been hard at work perfecting my limoncello. With that in mind, I've been sipping on a dessert wine at day's end called IPSUS Pantelleria Passito. I came upon this inexpensive and fun dessert wine in Trader Joe's quite a while ago and have been enjoying it ever since...

The post IPSUS Pantelleria...

A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Marco Cappelli and angelica, a wine from early California history

Marco Cappelli is pouring six wines into six glasses lined up on a counter at Miraflores Winery in the Pleasant Valley district of El Dorado County, just southeast of Placerville.

He is about to give a visiting wine writer a lesson in the making of angelica, which just may be California’s...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Wine grape harvest is underway: earliest in years

Wine grape harvest is underway: earliest in years

This year’s grape harvest, one of the earliest in years, is now underway — in the foothills and throughout Northern California. It will continue into October, when the last cabernet sauvignon grape is picked. The warm weather resulted in an earlier bud break, with a warm summer, leading to an earlier harvest. Smaller berries with intense...

Finding Our Way Now
How to make the most of your wine festival experience

Regardless of whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just entering the scene, a wine festival is a great way to expand your knowledge of wines. OK, who are we kidding?  It’s a great way to TASTE a wide variety of wines without driving all over the place.

This simple guide covers everything from how to...

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A Year in Wine
Dunne on Wine: Barbera best on its own or blended?

In looking for an angle with which to approach the fourth annual Barbera Festival in June, I recalled something that Sacramento grocer Darrell Corti said at last year’s gathering: Amador County vintners should blend two of the region’s more esteemed grape varieties – barbera and zinfandel – into a single style of proprietary wine...

Rubys Musings
A Tasty Day Out ….

Can you tell what we were up to again??Shot taken at YORBA in Sutter Creek Ca...very tasty! A MUST visit!  So as  you may have already figured out, hubby and I went wine tasting, again. Once again we visited the Shenandoah Valley wine region ...

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