A Taste of Wine

In 2010 and 2011, the struggles of wineries up and down the state resonated in all corners of the industry.  The weather, front and center, was a force to be reckoned with and it sorted the winemaker pros from the …

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We are just days away from the 22nd annual Harvest Celebration in Temecula Wine Country, a two day event on Saturday November 3rd and Sunday November 4th from 10am to 4:30pm.     Over 35 wineries will participate in the …

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The economic news for San Diego and its sister cities in the county is finally pointing up, away from the chill of the deepest recession. Recently I read that residential housing sales are up and the average price per home …

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Pinot Noir wines have had their way ever since the movie Sideways glorified this lovely wine in all the wrong ways and in the wrong wine country. This is a stately, royal wine, deserving of all the accolades it gets. …

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What do the “experts” really talk about when they ramble on about the qualities of a wine varietal.  You’ve heard the drill on the language of wine-speak: “crispy, grassy, oaky, velvety, smooth, tannic, spicy,” etc. etc.   In the effort …

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The excitement is building.  The 9th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, five days of  celebration of the joy of food and wine, will be with us soon.   A small army of chefs and wine makers will …

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Two “shout out” restaurants have opened recently in Escondido and Hillcrest amid great praise for their strategic use of wine with their impressive food service.   Vintana and 100 Wines are the latest creations of the Cohn Restaurant Group, now …

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The wineries and the community of Temecula are opening up their hearts and wallets to Marine Corporal Juan Dominguez who chose Temecula to be his home after suffering a triple amputation of both legs and an arm in combat in …

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I’m a long-time member of a worldwide organization dedicated to preserving the culture and life-style of Italy, and attend meetings and events at the North San Diego County Lodge of the Sons of Italy.   Among the adventures some of …

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My favorite time of the year is within reach, when the food and wine community reaches out and sets the table with special occasion dinner and wine parties and giving programs for the needy.   The West Restaurants & Inn …

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