Yargh, there is Treasure on that thar Island!

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As I mentioned in an earlier post on this blog, there is a boom in urban wine making.  This past weekend, I found some new gems in my never ending search for tasty delights within the city limits. This small collective is located on Treasure Island, the former Naval base in the middle of San – read full article –

What happens in Napa, stays in Napa. And the blogesphere. And Twitterverse.

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This past Sunday, I was fortunate enough to have my Luscious Lush self and my big mouth invited to a blogger panel discussion, hosted by Lisa de Bruin (@winedivergirl) of Hahn Estates.  At this discussion were several fellow bloggers and industry folks, as well as a large contingent of the Hahn team, who were on – read full article –

Nectar of the Gods and other tales from the Navy

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A couple of Saturdays ago, I decided to head on over to St. George Spirits, home of Hangar 1 vodka and other delights, for their annual Holiday Open House.  For those of you who don’t know, St. George Spirits is housed in the old Alameda Naval Air Station, in, well, Hangar number 1.  The best – read full article –

Drink Charitably!

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It’s that time of year again.  Can you really believe that it’s Thanksgiving NEXT WEEK?  I’m in a bit of a state of panic myself.  That being said, I wanted to call your attention to a wine event on Friday, November 21st.  This special event is hosted by Humanitas Wines, Twitter Taste Live, Twittermoms.com and – read full article –

WordPress ate my homework…Give them a Hahn!

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Last Saturday, a group of bloggers and I got together to participate in Twitter Taste Live, Bloggers Take Over.  Twitter Taste Live is an opportunity for Tweeple (or Twits as I prefer to call them) to taste the same wines at the same time, and Tweet (or blog or video) about them communally.  This is – read full article –

Bloggers Choice Awards

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Our next Twitter Taste Live event is upon us!  In this iteration, the bloggers are taking over and tasting anything that they fancy. This time, on November 15th, my fellow bloggers The Brix Chicks and DrXeno from Wine Log, will be tasting the following selections from Hahn Estates: 2007 SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Gris – read full article –

Sparkeling…Shiraz?

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Whodda thunk it! a couple of weeks ago, I went to The Jug Shop’s annual Sparkling Shiraz Extravaganza. While there, I tasted through 11 examples of sparkling shiraz, a very interesting red quaffer that I’d only tasted once before. In Australia. When I was drunk. Even though I went in with preconceived notions, I was – read full article –

Wine Bloggers Conference Day 3 1/2 Recap!

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On the last day of the Wine Bloggers Conference, several bloggers were invited to a private party hosted by The Wine Spies and Cruvee in honor of Levendi Winery. While there, we tasted some lovely wines, all of which were offered in a half bottle format. This is a great way to pour wine, as – read full article –

Wine Bloggers Conferenece Day 3 Recap!

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What happened? Where did it all go? Damn that flew by. Day 3, the final day of the Wine Bloggers Conference. Am I awake? Well…sort of. I enjoyed a nicely greasy IHOP breakfast with the man himself, Joel Vincent, Megan Wannabe Wino, Dirty South Wine and Doug from Able Grape. Nothing like carbs and sugar – read full article –

Wine Bloggers Conferenece Day 2 Recap!

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After spending the morning resting, eating and blogging, I was finally ready to get back in to the WBC action. Or so I thought. After perusing the options of breakout sessions, like Beyond Blogging, Increasing Visitors, and the dreaded Wine Blogger Credibility issue, I decided that I would rather be a fly on the wall – read full article –