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Cakegrrl
Zinfest at Lodi Lake on May 19th!

May 10, 2012

The ZinFest Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 from 12 noon-5:00 pm at Lodi Lake Park. Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 250 handcrafted wines from 50 Lodi wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcom...

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Nanny Goats in Panties
Wine for Dummies – Story Winery

Wine for Dummies – Story Winery

I don’t know if you recall what happens to me when I pair wine with…well, with anything, really: From “Maybe I Just Have a Hole in My Lip“ So while I may have a drinking problem, it is coupled with the fact that I don’t know a lick about wine. I drink it. I...

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Things to do in Sacramento and beyond
New Fine Living Expo opens Friday in downtown Sacramento

Find inspiration for your summer home and garden projects this week at the new Cal State Fine Living Expo, which opens Friday at the Sacramento Convention Center. The new three-day show features an eclectic mix of lifestyle attractions as well as trad...

The Girl With Moxie
Here’s the story of a lovely winery: Story Winery, that is

Here’s the story of a lovely winery: Story Winery, that is

A few weeks ago I got an email from Margaret over at Nanny Goats in Panties inviting me to a special wine tasting/educational event at Story Winery over in Amador County. I went for two reasons: 1. it was free; 2. it involved wine. I’m simple like that. About a week before the event...

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Placer County Online
Things to do this weekend in Placer County

Things to do this weekend in Placer County

Auburn Quilt Show at Gold Country Fairgrounds Music by I See Hawks in LA at Auburn Event Center Film: "Life is Mandatory" at Auburn Event Center Gerry O'Beirne concert in Auburn Colfax Drum Circle at Colfax Bistro FRIDAY Dog Training Satur...

Placer County Online
Things to do this weekend in Placer County

Things to do this weekend in Placer County

Comedian Louie Anderson performs Saturday  night at Thunder Valley Casino. AUBURN Easter Brunch at Auburn Alehouse Movie "San Francisco" at Auburn Silver Screen Spit Fresh Poetry at the Auburn Arts Building 20-30 E...

Do What You Want Weekends
Hiking and wine tasting in Santorini, Greece

Hiking and wine tasting in Santorini, Greece

There is nothing I like more than sticking to my routine while on a trip. Routine? On vacation? Am I crazy? But, I'm not talking about the alarm clock and commute type of routine, I'm talking about a... (This is a brief excerpt of this post. Please cl...

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Placer County Online
Weekend Hot Picks in Placer County

Weekend Hot Picks in Placer County

Cheeseballs perform at Thunder Valley tonight.  AUBURN Preparedness Fair: More information Placer High SchoolMusic Boosters’ Crab Feed: More information Peace, Love Swap: More information Memorial Tribute to Virginia Holt: More inf...

A Year in Wine
Cab or Zin: Can you tell the difference?

Dec 2, 2011
Cab or Zin: Can you tell the difference?

For decades, I've heard it: Give cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel of the same vintage a decade or so of bottle age and in a blind tasting you can't tell one from the other. On the face of it, this seems preposterous. Cabernet sauvignon is the noblest o...

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Sacatomato
Sierra 2 Center Wine Tasting & Beer Garden

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Sep 29, 2011
Sierra 2 Center Wine Tasting & Beer Garden

The Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association (SCNA) is hosting their much anticipated annual wine tasting event in Curtis Park on Saturday, October 1st.  Located at the Sierra 2 Center, the event is from 4 to 7 p.m. with a focal point on local wine, beer and food.  A silent auction and raffles are also included...



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