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How to Maximize the Wine Bar Experience: #Wine

Mar 24, 2016

Wine bars continue to pop up at a fast pace. With so much variety, it can be difficult to know where and how to best focus one’s efforts to achieve a great wine bar experience. When it comes to how to maximize the wine bar experience, keeping in mind, the following pointers will ensure...

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Finding Our Way Now
How to Maximize the Wine Bar Experience: #Wine

Mar 24, 2016

Wine bars continue to pop up at a fast pace. With so much variety, it can be difficult to know where and how to best focus one’s efforts to achieve a great wine bar experience. When it comes to how to maximize the wine bar experience, keeping in mind, the following pointers will ensure...

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Read the food and wine pairings for the Foothills Celebration

Read the food and wine pairings for the Foothills Celebration

NOW IN ITS 15TH YEAR, the Foothills Celebration in downtown Grass Valley is one of the region’s premier wine and food tasting events. Participants gather on Saturday, March 5, from 1-4 p.m., to sip wine from more than 20 foothills’ wineries while sampling delicacies from local restaurants, including favorite nibbles from their menus. One...

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Who needs milk! Pairing wine with Girl Scout cookies

Who needs milk! Pairing wine with Girl Scout cookies

“If you’re a human, you love Girl Scout cookies. It’s really that simple,” according to Club W. “Now’s the time of year when visions of Thin Mints and Tagalongs dance in our heads, so we did the only thing we could think of to make these perennial favorites even better. We paired them with...

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Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Bent Metal and Popie Wines

Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Bent Metal and Popie Wines

What’s new at Sierra Foothills wineries: NEVADA CITY WINERY & GOLDEN ERA Local collaboration is a theme in the New Year, among chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, winemakers and brewmasters. In one example, Nevada City Winery in Nevada County CA is providing a custom-blended wine to the Golden Era cocktail lounge, also in the city’s historic downtown. Nevada City...

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“Gen Wine”: More millennials drinking wine instead of beer

“Gen Wine”: More millennials drinking wine instead of beer

WE REGULARLY VISIT OUR REGION’S wineries to sip new varietals, taste from the barrel and meet with winemakers. We also enjoy meeting other winery guests. Though most of them are retirees, or boomers like ourselves, we notice more millennials at local wineries and tasting rooms. We’ve run into these unpretentious and adventurous wine drinkers at...

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Sierra Starr’s winemaker hosts a local wine professionals roundtable

Sierra Starr’s winemaker hosts a local wine professionals roundtable

LIKE A LITERARY ROUNDTABLE, a new generation of wine professionals in our region have been meeting regularly to taste wine and share their experiences. Each month, Sierra Starr winemaker and sommelier Jackson Starr hosts a gathering at the winery’s tasting room in downtown Grass Valley. The group includes Dawn Empson, chef and head of the new...

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Nevada City: A “Snowless” Escape

Nevada City: A “Snowless” Escape

THOUGH KNOWN FOR ITS LEAF PEEPING, Victorian Christmas and pristine swimming holes in the South Yuba River, historic Nevada City also is an extraordinary winter getaway. Though usually below the snow line, Nevada City is only a one-hour drive to ski resorts on Donner Summit, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Royal Gorge, North America’s largest...

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Placer Vintners win 46 medals in Chronicle wine competition

Placer Vintners win 46 medals in Chronicle wine competition

The largest competition of American wines in the world names the best of the best. With 7,164 entries this year, the final results are in and Placer County’s vintners hauled in 46 medals including 12 bronze, 25 silver, 6 gold, one double gold and two best of class awards. Congratulations to all...

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Amador Vintners’ “Behind the Cellar Door” wine tasting is March 5-6

Jan 19, 2016
Amador Vintners’ “Behind the Cellar Door” wine tasting is March 5-6

FANS OF AMADOR COUNTY wines will be treated to an assortment of Barberas, Syrahs, old-vine Zinfandels, Sangioveses, Viogniers and other wines that flourish in Amador’s rich mountain terrain and hillside vineyards. These delicious, food-friendly wines will be showcased at the Amador Vintners’ annual “Behind the Cellar Door” weekend wine extravaganza on March 5-6 from 11...

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