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Cavegrrl
Total Wine & More Wine Classes and Events

Oct 6, 2013
Total Wine & More Wine Classes and Events

I’ve had the privilege of attending numerous food and wine events (at no cost to me) since I started writing about the topic in 2005. See, this website is good for something. My love of wine began when I was about 24. Someone introduced me to a few labels you could actually get in...

Cavegrrl
Travel: Stonepine Estate Resort is a Fairytale Destination in Carmel Valley

Sep 24, 2013
Travel: Stonepine Estate Resort is a Fairytale Destination in Carmel Valley

OK pinch me, because I must have been dreaming. But, it wasn’t a dream. It was real… The latest cavegrrl.com getaway was to the idyllic Stonepine Estate Resort, located in Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley is twelve miles inland from Carmel, (its more celebrated sibling). To be honest, I preferred Carmel Valley because of the...

Cavegrrl
Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association’s 23rd Annual Wine Tasting, Silent Auction & Beer Garden Event: October 5th, 2013, 4-7pm

Sep 16, 2013

It’s that time of year again, and I can’t believe it’s already here! The Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association’s 23rd Annual Wine Tasting, Silent Auction & Beer Garden event presented by Cook Realty, benefitting Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community, McClatchy High School Drama Club and Debate Club, and Bret Harte Elementary School...

Cavegrrl
American Red Cross Tablescapes Event 2013 Returns to Pottery World September 26th

Aug 26, 2013
American Red Cross Tablescapes Event 2013 Returns to Pottery World September 26th

The American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter invites you to Tablescapes 2013 on Thursday, September 26th, 2013,  at Pottery World, located at 4419 Granite Drive, Rocklin, CA 95667. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and lasts until 9:00 p.m. The Tiffany Circle, Society of Women Leaders, of the American Red Cross, is a powerful...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Best food and wine tasting road trips around Truckee, Donner Summit, Auburn and Grass Valley

Best food and wine tasting road trips around Truckee, Donner Summit, Auburn and Grass Valley

“Head out on the highway, looking for adventure.” Summer is the time to explore the Sierra and surrounding foothills in all its glory. The open road, in your car, convertible, RV or motorcycle, is the best way to experience it. The journeys feature beautiful and historic places, including the shores of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89,...

Cavegrrl
4th Annual Grape Days of Summer Wine Tasting: August 3rd and 4th

Jul 19, 2013
4th Annual Grape Days of Summer Wine Tasting: August 3rd and 4th

Here’s a press release from my friends at the Placer County Vintners Association! Hope you can join us for the 4th Annual Grape Days of Summer -cg AUBURN, Calif., July 16, 2013—Many Sacramento residents aren’t aware that there are nearly 20 award-winning wineries right in their own backyard—along the Placer County Wine Trail.  The...

Cavegrrl
Recipe: Rhubarb and Onion Ketchup with Wine Pairing

Jul 3, 2013

Ultimate wine pairing: Rhubarb Ketchup and New Harbor Sauvignon Blanc. Yes, believe me. It happened. I made butternut squash fries and a nifty little “ketchup” to pair with them. It turns out that the wine I happened to also be sampling was a perfect match for the tangy, tart New Harbor Sauvignon Blanc. Here’s...

Cavegrrl
Summer Survival Wine Kit Giveaway Sponsored by [yellow tail] Wines

Jun 30, 2013
Summer Survival Wine Kit Giveaway Sponsored by [yellow tail] Wines

“Feel the heat burning you up, ready or not…” I feel extremely lucky right now. I live in a small one bedroom condo and the air conditioning works great. I have access to a pool. I might not have a lot of money, but I am counting my blessings now that I have a...

Cavegrrl
Weekend travel: The Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel

Jun 17, 2013
Weekend travel: The Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel

Remember a few weekends ago when Sacramento felt hotter than Christie Brinkley in the Uptown Girl video? (Here’s a link for the children in the audience). Well, Andy and I were able to escape the brutality (before melting) on a little getaway in Carmel, kindly hosted by the Hofsas House Hotel. It happened to...

Cavegrrl
And Then We Went to Sonoma for a Day…

Jun 12, 2013
And Then We Went to Sonoma for a Day…

It was very convenient that it happened to be our montha-versary Sunday morning, June 2nd, Andy ran the Lake Chabot Half Marathon. It’s worth noting because he finished 27th out of 179 runners, and it was trail run. (Meaning rather treacherous and very hilly at times). Then we were off to Sonoma for a...

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