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Wine of the Week: Villa Toscano 2009 Barbera


Posted on May 15


I was impressed with an ebulliently fruity, wonderfully pleasing 2009 Barbera this week, crafted by Villa Toscano in nearby Plymouth. Soft and silky, the wine also has a bright and lively acidity that makes it a great partner for tomato-based dishes like spaghetti, chili and pizza. It would also pair beautifully with grilled chicken, tri-tip and sausage. Take a big sniff of the garnet-colored wine’s lovely cherry-spicy-blackberry aromas, and savor its plummy, jammy, black currant flavor, embellished with hints of licorice and a touch of spicy black pepper on the finish.

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The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Sacramento's 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Sacramento's 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Sacramento's 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award Dinner held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency. The event honored the work and contributions of Garry Maisel, President and CEO of Western Health Advantage.

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015