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Cavegrrl
Lodi Wine: It’s What All the Cool Kids are Drinking

Aug 21, 2016
Lodi Wine: It’s What All the Cool Kids are Drinking

Do you ever have reservations about doing something because you are not sure you are good enough or that you will be accepted? Initially that is how I felt about attending the Wine Bloggers Conference. I was not sure whether or not I even belonged there. All I knew is what I heard about...

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Cavegrrl
Flights By Night #5: Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes and a Duo of Reds

Aug 19, 2016
Flights By Night #5: Lamb-Stuffed Tomatoes and a Duo of Reds

Flights by night is back with another food and wine pairing we recently had for dinner. I made this recipe in an emergency after being reminded via email that I was supposed to make the meal that evening. Fumbling to come up with a grocery list, I recalled a picture of some meat-stuffed tomatoes...

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Cavegrrl
Wine Bloggers Conference Puts Spotlight on Lodi Winemaking

Aug 11, 2016
Wine Bloggers Conference Puts Spotlight on Lodi Winemaking

Written by cavegrrl.com contributing writer Andy Harris When I was kid, wines from Lodi were considered to be the bargain basement of wine making (I grew up in nearby Sacramento). Lodi wines of the 1980s and 90s were cheap, simple and normally sold in gallon jugs. I happen to know this, because that’s what...

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Cavegrrl
Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 16th

Aug 6, 2016
Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 16th

Farm-to-Fork events are kicking into high gear all around Sacramento as noted by the Farm-to-Fork regional events page. Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Week begins on September 8th and takes place for 18 days, along with the Farm-to-Fork Festival on the 24th of September and the Farm-to-Fork Gala (Tower Bridge Dinner) on the 25th of September. But...

Cavegrrl
Wine Bloggers Conference to Take Place in Lodi, California from August 11-14

Aug 3, 2016
Wine Bloggers Conference to Take Place in Lodi, California from August 11-14

After a little hesitation, I finally signed up for the Wine Bloggers Conference taking place in Lodi, California from August 11th-14th. Why did I wait so long? Well, I wasn’t sure what to expect, really. But after chatting with a few other wine bloggers (Traveling Wine Chick in particular) and Public Relations Pro Heather...

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Cavegrrl
It’s Time to Eat Drink SF!

Aug 2, 2016
It’s Time to Eat Drink SF!

Here’s a press release from my friends at Eat Drink SF, a series of food, wine, and spirits events taking place at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason, August 26 – 28!! (SAN FRANCISCO) – Eat Drink SF, the premier food, wine, and spirits festival that celebrates the Bay Area’s world-class chefs and restaurants,...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS Naggiar is offering fully guided tours of its vineyard and winery in a new electric shuttle on weekends. SIERRA STARR’S GOLD MEDALS The winery has won double-gold or gold medals for most of the wines it has entered in tasting competitions this year. Sierra Starr won a double-gold for its 2012 Cabernet Franc at the...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Amador Vintners: from “Roots to Wine”

Amador Vintners: from “Roots to Wine”

AMADOR COUNTY’S MICRO-CLIMATES are as diverse as any in California, ranging from oak-studded hillsides at 900 feet to Sierra peaks that top 9,000 feet. Besides offering a year round playground—for cycling, hiking, fishing and other activities— the county’s terroir, climate and soils are ideal for growing premium wine grapes. The majority of Amador’s 3,700 vine...

Cavegrrl
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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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Sierra Starr wins multiple gold and double gold medals for its wines this spring

Sierra Starr wins multiple gold and double gold medals for its wines this spring

By Sierra Starr It is with great excitement that we share some of the recent high honors and accolades Sierra Starr has received. Our hand-crafted wines have been recognized in several important competitions and won high marks from major industry publications. Despite a very competitive field, 5 of the 6 wines we entered won Gold or...

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