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On Wine: Father’s Day Treats

If you are still looking for the perfect way to celebrate dear old dad for Father’s Day, we’ve assembled a few delectable options offered by some of the region’s local wineries.Father’s Day Grilling Box...

Wine Events This Weekend

While Memorial Day is a time for remembrance and gratitude, it is also traditionally a time to spend with friends and family. This year’s holiday weekend will likely include all kinds of celebrations as...
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Placer Wine Trail’s Spring VIP Weekend

With summer just around the corner, the Sacramento wine region is bustling with in-person events and themed festivals. The next big wine event on the calendar is the inaugural Spring VIP Weekend on the...
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Amador County Fair Wine Competition

On May 1, the 2021 Amador County Fair Wine Competition took place in Plymouth. More than 350 wines were submitted by more than 40 wineries, representing the growing regions of Calaveras County, Amador County,...
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Yolo Wine Ramble

May Day (May 1) symbolizes the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.  This year, revelers can soak in the sun and celebrate with the Yolo Wine Ramble on May 1–2...
Teneral Cellars

Teneral Cellars

From early in her career, Jill Osur knew she felt most energized and grounded when supporting her community and contributing to the greater good. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and Black Lives...
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Passport to Taste

Wine lovers have much to celebrate as California continues to loosen restrictions and wine festivals return to the landscape. El Dorado County wineries are celebrating with an in-person, but modified version, of their popular...
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Georgia On My Mind . . .

For over a year, my wanderlust has been frustrated and stifled. I’ve dreamed of vacations in far off lands, drinking regional wine, exploring unusual cuisines, nestling in at a neighborhood pub in an unfamiliar...
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Pillars of Hercules: A BIG Red Wine

This weekend, Matchbook Wine Company, in Zamora, is hosting a kick-off party this coming Saturday to celebrate the release of their much anticipated Pillars of Hercules 2019 Estate Red Blend. I got a sneak...
Element 79

Dining in the Vines With Element 79

Have you ever tasted a wine, and said to yourself, “Mmmmm!” Then, you have a bite of something really delicious and thought, “Slso, mmmmm.” Then you take another nibble, and before you swallow, you...

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