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Nevada City Uncorked, a Historical Food and Wine Walk, is August 29th, 1-4pm

Aug 22, 2015
Nevada City Uncorked, a Historical Food and Wine Walk, is August 29th, 1-4pm

Can you walk and drink wine and the same time? ;) Next weekend, get uncorked in downtown Nevada City on August 29th! And thanks to my friend Rod Byers (wine educator and the event’s organizer) I have a press release to pass all the details along to you! -cg Nevada City Uncorked is a...

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Cavegrrl
Farm-to-Fork’s Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 18th, 2015

Aug 19, 2015
Farm-to-Fork’s Legends of Wine Returns to the State Capitol on September 18th, 2015

It’s been Farm-to-Fork insanity here at cavegrrl.com headquarters! Andy and I are scheduled to attend so many events and dinners in celebration of this very special time of year in Sacramento. One of my favorite upcoming events is Farm-to-Fork’s Legends of Wine. I’m am thrilled that my mom will be coming out to visit...

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“Sip, savor and enjoy” at Lincoln Showcase on September 26

“Sip, savor and enjoy” at Lincoln Showcase on September 26

The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Lincoln Showcase, an all-inclusive sampling of local food, wine, and brews on Saturday, September 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Save the date, find a sitter for the children, and make it a night on the town in downtown Lincoln. All attendees must be...

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Tasting Notes: Sierra Starr celebrates 20th harvest, Nevada City Winery turns 35, winery dogs

Tasting Notes: Sierra Starr celebrates 20th harvest, Nevada City Winery turns 35, winery dogs

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR WINE WINNERS Gold-medal winners in the 2015 California State Fair Wine Competition included Avanguardia (Premiato), Double Oak Vineyards & Winery (Chardonnay), Le Casque (Sergent Dessert Wine), Mt. Vernon Winery (Cabernet Franc), Naggiar Vineyards (Sangiovese) and Nevada City Winery (Barbera). Medal winners also included Avanguardia (silver, two bronze), Ciotti Cellars (silver, bronze), Le Casque...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Avanguardia, Montoliva, Coufos and Matteo’s Public featured in The Chronicle

Avanguardia, Montoliva, Coufos and Matteo’s Public featured in The Chronicle

“Six years ago I moved to Nevada County, a derringer-shaped piece of California (not Nevada!), whose handle runs northeast from Auburn and whose barrel climbs due east to Truckee,” writes freelancer Sarah Miller in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle. “They do make wine here in this land of redneck hippies and hippie rednecks,...

Cavegrrl
My “Best of the Best” California State Fair Wine Winners

Jul 16, 2015
My “Best of the Best” California State Fair Wine Winners

Now that the California State Fair is in full swing (July 10th-26th), and Save Mart Supermarket’s Wine Country is open for tasting, I wanted to give you a heads up on my favorite wines this year from the Winners of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Andy and I attended a media event...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS OF CHICAGO Park, a bucolic hamlet nestled between Colfax and Grass Valley, were first generation German- and Italian-Americans who came from Chicago in the mid-1800s to reconnect with their agrarian roots. The area became famous for its stone fruit, wine grapes and other fruit. In 1915, pears from a Chicago...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

Wine and food tasting abounds in Placer County and Nevada County CA this summer

For savory eats and award-winning wines, these festivals offer eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos with imaginative chefs, and breathtaking venues: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 18 AND SEPTEMBER 26 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on “roads less traveled” in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near...

Cavegrrl
Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

Jun 21, 2015
Touring and Tasting with Matchbook Wine Company

As a wine writer, I get invited to some of the most interesting events. This time, it was a media/blogger tour and taste at Matchbook Wine Company in Dunnigan Hills. I was already a major fan of the Matchbook Wine label because of its quality vs. price ratio, so I was delighted to accept...

Cavegrrl
Urban Wine Xperience Takes Over Oakland Waterfront on Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
Urban Wine Xperience Takes Over Oakland Waterfront on Saturday, August 1, 2015

In honor of Wine Wednesday, I am excited tell you about another upcoming food and wine event—this time in Oakland! East Bay Vintners Alliance presents the 10th Annual Urban Wine Xperience on Saturday, August 1, 2015, from 1:00-4:00pm. The event will take place at Market Hall in Jack London Square. More than 20 urban...

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