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andis harvest

Harvest Dinner at Andis

For centuries and across cultures, harvest feasts and festivals have been held to celebrate the bounty of the season. In ancient times, these gatherings were meant to show gratitude and glorify the gods responsible for the...
barbera festival

Barbera Festival This Weekend

Some would say that Amador County produces the best barbera in the world. Not sure? Want to make that determination for yourself? This weekend, Sept., Sept. 11–13, you have the opportunity to confirm this claim by attending, virtually...
edio vineyards

New on Scene: Edio Vineyards

The Delfino family has a long history in El Dorado County. Since 1964, they’ve been welcoming guests to their Apple Hill farm and bakery. This year, in the middle of the COVID-19 shutdown, they added to their...
via romano cocktail club

On Wine: Via Romano’s Cocktail Club

As wine consumers purchase more and more wine directly from producers, wineries have been getting creative in the ways they present products. To catch the attention of current and potential customers, one local winery is breaking through...

Wine and Plants: A Great Combo

It’s August in Sacramento, and we’re all feeling the heat. Temperatures have been hovering at or above 100 degrees for weeks. In addition, we’re all experiencing COVID-19 fatigue and now there are more than a few...

On Wine: Lodi Whites

For many years, Lodi’s wine reputation has been intertwined almost exclusively with robust and heady, jammy zinfandels. Lodi proudly touts the designation as “Zinfandel Capital of the World.” Producing around 40% of the nation’s...
Voluptuary Wine

Voluptuary’s Success Story

Many wineries have created virtual tasting experiences that can be shared with friends, fellow wine lovers, co-workers and clients. Wine is meant to be shared with others, and luckily we can still have an experience together, online, while...
chateau montelena

On Wine: Day Tripping to Chateau Montelena

Blessed with beautiful weather eight to nine months out of the year, we Californians know how to enjoy life in the great outdoors. In recent months, with ever-changing restrictions due to COVID-19 and a...
wine tasting

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...