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Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Piatti Presents Matchbook Wines, Spectacular from Beginning to End!

Oct 29, 2014
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Piatti Presents Matchbook Wines, Spectacular from Beginning to End!

If you missed Piatti’s last wine dinner for the year featuring Matchbook Wines, I feel really bad for you! It was even more than I thought it would be––even though I knew it would be amazing. Piatti is one of my long time advertisers, and I have always been a fan of their food,...

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Sparkling wine is becoming an everyday wine

Sparkling wine is becoming an everyday wine

LIKE MANY OF YOU, OUR PARENTS USED to reserve sparkling wine and champagne for special occasions—Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and big events. But younger people are embracing sparklers as more of an everyday wine and drinking it year-round. On a trip to Italy this summer, we noticed scores of younger people drinking Prosecco, Italy’s...

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Vintners predict quality wines from grape harvest

Vintners predict quality wines from grape harvest

THIS YEAR’S WINE GRAPE HARVEST began early. Deploying little more than a pair of well-sharpened shears, the vintners, laborers and volunteers fanned out into the vine- yard, hand harvested the grapes, put them in bins (or lugs) and hauled them off to the winery on a big tractor. The freshly picked grapes were sorted for...

Cavegrrl
National Pizza Month: ZPizza’s Gluten Free Takeout–Hasty and Tasty!

Oct 12, 2014
National Pizza Month: ZPizza’s Gluten Free Takeout–Hasty and Tasty!

So picture this: I work in Roseville (as a graphic designer/life saver) from 8:30am-5pm, and last Wednesday Andy and I have to be at a Kings Pre-season game by 7:00pm. Factor in a 30 minute commute time, and 10-15 minutes to get to the game from my house, and there’s pretty much NO TIME...

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Sierra Starr Winery hosts a harvest party on September 20

Sierra Starr Winery hosts a harvest party on September 20

Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery is hosting a Harvest Party open house and wine-club pick up on September 20 as its wine-grape harvest gets fully underway. Visit the Grass Valley winery and see how Sierra Starr’s highly acclaimed wines are made. “See the sights, smell the amazing smells and maybe participate in the winemaking...

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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Placer County Online
Sip and savor award-winning wines at Grape Days of Summer in Placer County

Beat the Heat August 2nd and 3rd at 19 Foothill Wineries Along the Placer County Wine Trail AUBURN – Unwind and relax at the 5th annual Placer County Wine Trail Grape Days of Summer event on August 2nd and 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sample award-winning wines and enjoy interactive, self-guided vineyard tours at 19 Placer County wineries.  Spanning from Lincoln to Loomis,...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Is Pink the new White?

Is Pink the new White?

WHITE WINE, SUCH AS CHARDONNAY, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Viognier, has reigned supreme for summer soirées, picnics or barbecues. But rosé wine is soaring in popularity, prompting some to ask “Is pink the new white?” Rosé once conjured up memories of Lancers and Mateus in the early ‘70s. “Hey, hey, hey, Mateus...

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Farmers markets could soon offer wine tasting

Farmers markets could soon offer wine tasting

CALIFORNIANS CAN SAMPLE FRUIT, cheese and veggies at a farmers market but not wine. Now, under a newly proposed state law, small wineries that use only their own grapes would be allowed to offer tastings. So far, the bill has sailed through the state Assembly and a Senate committee. The bill also applies to cider...

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Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

Food, wine & music at Grass Valley wineries

THE WINERIES IN NAPA, SONOMA, EL Dorado and Amador counties are often crowded in the summer. But wine tasting with the Sierra Vintners, located along historic Hwy. 49 and the Colfax Hwy., remains a pleasurable experience. Wine enthusiasts can picnic in a serene setting at Solune or Montoliva on the Colfax Hwy.; attend a “Paint and...

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