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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...

Cavegrrl
Steiner Road Spring Fling, FREE Food and Wine Event, April 27th

Mar 24, 2013
Steiner Road Spring Fling, FREE Food and Wine Event, April 27th

PLYMOUTH, CA – March 22, 2013 – Everyone is invited to Enjoy All That is Spring with the Wineries of Steiner Road on Sat., April 27, 2013 11am-4 pm. This FREE Food and Wine event will delight the senses. Guests can stroll through the beautiful grounds of nine wineries, taste a variety of wines, listen...

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Finding Our Way Now
A to Z Wine Terms & Definitions: Wine

I’m not a wine expert. I just know what I like and don’t like. Remember this, regardless of whether you’re a wine expert or not, wine taste is individual.  It’s all about personal preference.  So how can you tell what wine to...

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Taking the mystery out of wine tasting

Have you ever had this happen to you? You’re at a nice winery at the wine tasting bar, and there are people there who are speaking about wine in a way that makes you uncomfortable. They sound so knowledgeable and sophisticated about wine that you...

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Cavegrrl
Rick Kushman on Wine & Food at 33rd Street Bistro, this Thursday, February 7th, 6:30-8:30pm

Feb 4, 2013
Rick Kushman on Wine & Food at 33rd Street Bistro, this Thursday, February 7th, 6:30-8:30pm

This Thursday evening, February 7th from 6:30 to 8:30pm, 33rd Street Bistro & Rick Kushman present Kushman on Wine and Food. He will be educating you about wine and maybe a few other bonus items, who knows?!? Fun, humor, conversation, knowledge are guaranteed. This month’s topic is Chardonnay (How much oak?), Pinot Noir (Rich? Bright?...

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Two things that go together (at least in the foothills): Getting a Christmas trees and wine tasting

Dec 17, 2012
Two things that go together (at least in the foothills): Getting a Christmas trees and wine tasting

Last weekend I ventured with my boyfriend and his parents to Placerville, Calif., to cut down our Christmas trees and do some wine tasting – because you can’t go to Placerville and not stop at a few of the wineries scattered along the highway. After spending two and a half (yes, two and half)...

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