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29 March, 2017

From Wine to William Tell Cider: The Scotto Brothers Can Juice!

From Wine to William Tell Cider: The Scotto Brothers Can Juice!
Posted in : Cider, Mead, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris on by : The Gourmez

If you’re wondering if I meant that post title to be a pun, wonder no longer— The pun works on so many levels, I couldn’t resist! Of course, your appreciation of my cleverness may be enhanced if you have some background information on Scotto Cellars, a fifth-generation, Lodi-based winemaking family that has climbed out of
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2 September, 2016

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 1

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 1
Comments : 8 Posted in : Cider, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 on by : The Gourmez

This was my third year attending the Wines Bloggers Conference (WBC), and I feel like I’m getting the hang of the endless wine sampling challenge that it is — three to four days full of it, if you add an excursion! I’m still forgetting hair ties to assist with the spitting, though. Maybe I need
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5 May, 2016

Brotzeit Lokal

Brotzeit Lokal
Comments : 1 Posted in : Cider, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Brotzeit Lokal is memorable for more than being a mouthful to pronounce. We all love beer gardens, right? So what makes a beer garden even better? A beautiful view! You can see it from inside the tinted glass walls of Brotzeit’s dining room, but the open-air patio is where that beer garden pull is strongest.
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1 September, 2015

Westbrae Biergarten

Westbrae Biergarten
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Breweries in Berkeley - CA, Cider, Dining in Berkeley - CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

I had passed this cute little beer garden in Berkeley a couple of times while walking the Ohlone Parkway. Having spent my formative years in Santa Maria, CA, you can bet what drew my eye was not the incredibly appealing outdoor set-up with sculpted gardens— —but the signs just visible above the fence line that
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27 August, 2015

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference

Most Memorable Wines from the 2015 Finger Lakes Wine Bloggers Conference
Comments : 3 Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Cider, Ice Wine, Meritage, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, Vidal Blanc, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez

It’s been two weeks since the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), my second WBC and my second time being truly impressed with the events that Zephyr Adventures organizes. The elite sponsors for this year’s WBC—the Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, Corning Enterprises, and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport—went above and beyond in introducing
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27 February, 2015

Woodchuck’s Cheeky Cherry Cider

Woodchuck’s Cheeky Cherry Cider
Posted in : Cider on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory disclaimer! I received this bottle of Woodchuck’s new Cheeky Cherry Cider free for review. And I’m pretty darn excited about it because it’s a departure from Woodchuck’s other fruit-infused ciders. I enjoy cider more than beer in the category of easily quaffable alcohol, and I appreciate that Woodchuck has been successful enough to make it
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6 January, 2012

Graniwinkle @ Watts Grocery

Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Brandy, Cider on by : The Gourmez

Graniwinkle Watts Grocery Review/Website Watts Hillandale, Durham $9 This is a seasonal offering at Watts, and it’s the second I’ve had locally featuring Foggy Ridge cider—I must check into that label to see why our bartenders are experimenting with it! Including the cider, the Graniwinkle is made of house-spiced apple cider syrup, brandy, lemon juice,
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