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Wine Tasting on Sutter Street

Folsom’s historic Sutter Street has been bustling with activity despite regulations and restrictions due to the COVID crisis. Throughout the past few weeks, the street has been creatively reconfigured to allow for increased outdoor dining, which makes an already quaint part of Folsom...
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On Wine: Wine Therapy

After a particularly troubling couple of days, I was craving a little wine to take the edge off. I decided to get out of town for an afternoon. Knowing I wanted to stay close...
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On Wine: The Best of Fair Play

Sacramento sits smack dab in the middle of some of the most beautiful and diverse wine regions in the country. Within a short hour’s drive from downtown Sacramento, you can visit over 200 wineries...
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On Wine: Urban Wine Tasting

Sacramento is surrounded by stunning wine regions. While there are more than 200 wineries within an hour’s drive of downtown, there also are winery tasting rooms located within the city limits. If you don’t want to spend time driving but...
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On Wine: Taste of the Ranch with Yorba Wines

Just over the hill in Amador County, there is a special piece of land called Shake Ridge Ranch. Planted in the early 2000s, this relatively young vineyard produces fruit that is routinely sought after...
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Amador Opened and Re-imagined

After nearly three months of being closed to the public, winery tasting rooms were allowed to begin reopening June 12, provided certain criteria were met. Those criteria were outlined in a 14-page document containing...
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On Wine: Placer Wine Trail

Close your eyes and imagine yourself seated comfortably in the middle of a lush green vineyard, surrounded by rolling hills spotted with silvery olive trees and cheerful orange California poppies. The breeze is blowing,...
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On Wine: Wine With Dinner

I open a bottle of wine every time I cook dinner. It’s almost as though each recipe should start with the explicit instructions: Pour yourself some wine.For me, I take a moment to consciously...
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On Wine: Wise Villa’s Opening Weekend

On Friday, May 15, Northern California saw its first winery reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all wineries were directed to close on...
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On Wine: Clarksburg Silt Show

Wineries everywhere have reinvented themselves to respond to the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most visible ways is through the introduction of virtual wine tastings. In these tastings, viewers can...