Cabernet all day!

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Do you love Cabernet Sauvignon?  Are you curious about the different regional characteristics in the Napa Vallley that create dynamic, bold, and different wines? Check out CabFestNV, from Feburary 28 through March 2nd in various venues in Napa.  This  inaugural three-day celebration of the king of Napa Valley wine varietals will featuring more than 100 of the biggest – read full article –

Battledish: 2013

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Have you heard of Dishcrawl?  It’s a craze that’s sweeping the nation, where like-minded foodies get together on a themed “dish” crawl.  Much like the traditionally bar crawl, each Dishcrawl stops at several locations; typically themed around a food or a neighborhood, it’s an amazingly fun way to meet new people, discover new restaurants, and – read full article –

Wine Country Weekend!

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It’s that time of year again!  BBQs, corn on the cop, and, suddenly – the summer is over and it’s Labor Day.  Boo!  Except that every year, Labor Day signals the Wine Country Weekend extravaganza in Sonoma County! This event is a local tradition, and many a la carte items sell out early.  Foodies who – read full article –

WBC here I come!

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It’s less than 2 weeks before the annual Wine Bloggers Conference, and I’m finally getting a little jazzed with it.  life has been busy these days, with my day job, the WBC Scholarship, and, well, STUFF but I’m looking forward to a few days off spent with my 300 closest friends in the sweaty summer – read full article –

Who needs Woodstock, we got Rootstock! **GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

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Who needs Burning Man or Woodstock!  We have Rootstock!  Rootstock is a festival of food, wine, an music that brings together people of all kinds in an urban winery coop in Santa Rosa. This year, Chef Bob Blumer will host the TasteLive broadcast, pairing wines with foods created from his new book “Glutton for Pleasure”. – read full article –

To trade or not to trade, THAT is the question.

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Spring, wonderous spring.  The rain has left for now, and the wine festivals are upon us.  Or are they? Recently, I found that Pinot Days, the San Francisco varietal focused event held at the end of June, will not be offering any trade tickets to this years event.  Huh?  No trade tickets?  To ANYone? While – read full article –

Around the World in 80 sips!

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Can you really go around the world in only 80 sips of wine?  My friends at Bottlenotes think so and I’m going to try to find out! Around the World in 80 Sips is inspired by Bottlenotes’ mastermind Alyssa Rapp’s tasting guide of the same name. On Thursday, February 19, the first companion tasting event – read full article –

You’ve been ZAPped!

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ZAP, the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers trade organization, is dedicated to advancing public knowledge of and appreciation for American Zinfandel.  Next week marks its 18th annual festival, a weeklong celebration of Zinfandel themeed events. Being the Zinner that I am, I look forward to this event every year.  I also am a volunteer, so I – read full article –