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14 December, 2018

Ten Years of Mt. Beautiful Vintages

Ten Years of Mt. Beautiful Vintages
Posted in : Chardonnay, Dining in San Francisco - CA, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Restaurants, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, White Wine, Wine on by : becca

Did you say vertical tasting? That’s an irresistible invitation for wine bloggers. We love to compare and contrast different vintages from the same winery, to ponder the sometimes subtle, sometimes great, differences between them.  Make it five vertical tastings in an evening, at a restaurant I’ve never tried before and from a wine region with
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2 August, 2018

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine Now Open in Oakland!

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine Now Open in Oakland!
Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca

Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine 336 Webster Street Jack London Square Oakland, CA Fill ‘er up from $12 to $24 Website Last week, I attended the celebration party for the soft opening of Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine in Oakland, the newest restaurant from chef and owner Kasem “Pop” Saengsawang. Obligatory disclaimer: That means everything I’m writing
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6 June, 2018

Stags’ Leap and Etude Wineries: Two Treasury Wine Estate Jewels

Stags’ Leap and Etude Wineries: Two Treasury Wine Estate Jewels
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Brandy, Chardonnay, Dining in Sonoma - CA, Other Red Blends, Petite Sirah, Red Wine, Restaurants, Spirits, Tasting Rooms in Napa Valley - CA, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2017 on by : becca

On a pre-excursion to the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), I had the pleasure of touring and tasting at two estate wineries in the Napa Valley. As they were part of the WBC, these experiences were steeply discounted, so consider that my obligatory disclaimer prior to diving in to this blog. Or driving in, as
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8 January, 2018

Alamos and Gascón Malbec Lunch at Perbacco

Alamos and Gascón Malbec Lunch at Perbacco
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Malbec, Red Wine, Restaurants, Torrontes, White Wine, Wine on by : becca

By some feat of great fortune, during the only two weeks I was home last fall, I squeezed in a lunch with representatives of Alamos and Gascón  wineries at Perbacco in San Francisco. Of course, their wines were there, too. 😉 And delicious food, all free to me by the hospitality of my hosts. It
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26 December, 2017

Visit Lodi for…a fun-filled day in the Central Valley!

Visit Lodi for…a fun-filled day in the Central Valley!
Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Lodi - CA, Dining in Lodi - CA, Restaurants, Tasting Rooms in Lodi - CA, Travel Guide for Lodi - CA, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca

Last June, I dove a little beyond the wine of the Lodi region to experience what else makes this city of 65,000 people into a prime weekend vacation destination for Bay Area residents. My trip was free and sponsored by Visit Lodi, Lodi’s wine and tourism bureau ← that’s my obligatory disclaimer, lest you think
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28 July, 2017

Farley’s East Expansion and New Menu

Farley’s East Expansion and New Menu
Comments : 3 Posted in : Coffee Shops, Coffee Shops in Oakland - CA, Dining in Oakland - CA, Restaurants on by : becca

Farley’s East (33 Grand Ave) has been a fixture of Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood for eight years now, and after the space next door opened up, owners Chris and Amy Hillyard jumped at the chance to expand the shop. Especially as the purchase would mean that Farley’s East would finally acquire a full kitchen! Yes, it’s
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16 July, 2017

Visit Lodi for…Food Worth Finding!

Visit Lodi for…Food Worth Finding!
Comments : 4 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Dining in Lodi - CA, Restaurants, Tasting Rooms in Lodi - CA, Travel Guide for Lodi - CA, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca

In late May, the Visit Lodi tourism bureau invited me and a few other bloggers out for a press trip introducing us to all Lodi has to offer for a weekend trip. The word has spread about Lodi’s quality grapes and up-and-coming wine estates, but there’s not a lot out there yet on what else
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26 May, 2017

A Day in Downtown Prosser

A Day in Downtown Prosser
Comments : 8 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Breweries in Prosser - WA, Dining in Prosser - WA, Restaurants, Tasting Rooms in Prosser - WA, Travel Guide for Prosser - WA, Travel Sponsored Stays and Tours on by : becca

Disclaimer: Everything I’m writing about in this downtown Prosser blog post was free to me as part of a media trip sponsored by the Prosser Wine Network. Last time I wrote about Prosser, I wrote about the best wines in the region, many of which can be found in the Vintner’s Village in town or
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