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SYRCL hosts beer and wine tasting event on June 6 at North Star House

SYRCL hosts beer and wine tasting event on June 6 at North Star House

Are you ready to get Wild for the Yuba? The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), the organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Yuba River for the past 32 years, invites you to get Wild for the Yuba at our annual auction and wine and beer tasting experience this Saturday June 6,...

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Cab Franc: “The next big thing” in Sierra Vintners’ wines

Cab Franc: “The next big thing” in Sierra Vintners’ wines

“THE ERA OF CABERNET FRANC is nearly upon us,” Wine Spectator Associate Editor Ben O’Donnell wrote in February. “That’s the conclusion I reached after visiting wineries on both coasts last year and imbibing at not a few of Instagram’s most trending wine bars. Reader, the excitement is palpable and the smell of pepper-bramble-tobacco-olive is...

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Things to do in Grass Valley

Things to do in Grass Valley

“VISIT CALIFORNIA” HAS A celebrity spokesman—actor Rob Lowe, who shares his love for the great outdoors, and the dining, arts and culture scene. As it turns out, Grass Valley has its own informal group of celebrity tourism ambassadors—the famous people who perform at The Center of the Arts and had a great visit. Besides performing,...

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NakedWines.com Tour Makes a Stop at Sacramento’s Vizcaya on May 13th

May 10, 2015
NakedWines.com Tour Makes a Stop at Sacramento’s Vizcaya on May 13th

Wine lovers, you won’t want to miss this! Over 7,000 bottles of wine will be uncorked on NakedWines.com road trip across California, and this coming Wednesday, May 13th, the tour makes a stop right here in Sacramento at the Vizcaya! More than 30 of your winemakers are hopping on the Naked Tour Bus and...

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Wine Wednesday: Consumer Wine Awards Tasting

Wine Wednesday: Consumer Wine Awards Tasting

I’m definitely not the wine drinker that can discern a bottle of 88-point wine from one that is far off the radar of any wine rating agency, but I definitely do know what I like and don’t like. And that’s how I found myself sitting in a large convention hall staring at glasses of...

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Sierra Vintners’ three wine trails for as little as $18 each: May 16, July 18 and Sept. 26

Sierra Vintners’ three wine trails for as little as $18 each:  May 16, July 18 and Sept. 26

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME ENJOYABLE wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”: “Grape Days of Summer” in Placer County; “Passport” in El Dorado County; and “Big Crush” in Amador County, among others. Now Sierra Vintners, which includes wineries in Placer and Nevada Counties, has come up with an innovative plan: three regional wine trail experiences in...

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Naggiar Vineyards’ Winefest: food, wine & music starts this spring

Naggiar Vineyards’ Winefest: food, wine & music starts this spring

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME SPLENDID destination wineries: Viña Castellano in Auburn with a stone wine cave amid the 40-year-old Mendez Family Ranch; Wise Villa Winery in Lincoln with a bistro and tasting room set amid a 14-acre vineyard; Bent Metal in Grass Valley with sweeping views of the Sierra from comfortable Adirondack chairs; and Pilot...

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SIP multi-winery tasting room in Auburn

Apr 12, 2015
SIP multi-winery tasting room in Auburn

AUBURN HAS BECOME a sought after food and wine destination, thanks to Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs at Carpe Vino and Bootlegger’s, former San Francisco restaurateurs such as Jim Bril of Monkey Cat and award-winning wines, such as Viña Castellano’s Tempranillo. The winery won a prestigious “Best of Class” honor in the San Francisco...

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Tasting notes: Nevada City Winery sparkler, Naggiar’s golds and Katoa Cellars startup

Tasting notes: Nevada City Winery sparkler, Naggiar’s golds and Katoa Cellars startup

NEVADA CITY WINERY SPARKLER Sparkling wine is becoming an everyday wine. In the foothills, Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery, Sierra Knolls Winery and Pilot Peak Winery offer sparkling wines, among others. Now Nevada City Winery has released two sparkling wines: Blanc de Blancs and Brut. The Blanc de Blancs is a Chardonnay sparkling wine with...

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TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

Mar 12, 2015
TAPAS Tempranillo Tasting is April 26, 2015 at the Presidio, San Francisco!

If you like wine at all (especially wines made in a Spanish style), don’t miss this event: TAPAS is pleased to announce the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Tempranillos and other Iberian varietal wines. Join nearly 40 TAPAS member vintners for the 8th annual Grand Wine Tasting held at the Golden Gate Club at...

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