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19 December, 2016

Prosser Wine Part 1: The Allure of Alexandria Nicole Cellars

Prosser Wine Part 1: The Allure of Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars in Prosser, Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine, Rose Wine, Travel, WA, WA, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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I’ve been keeping a secret. Or rather, I’ve been too busy before now to share with you the fun, down-to-earth, yet fully ready for your enjoyment wine country based in and around Prosser, WA. In October, I took part in a media trip covering the area, and boy, did we hit up as much as
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21 November, 2016

Highlights of the Livermore Valley Wine Country

Highlights of the Livermore Valley Wine Country
Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Port/Sherry Wines, Red Wine, Rose Wine, White Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 on by : The Gourmez
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It’s been a few months since I visited the Livermore Valley Wine Country on a pre-excursion to the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), but my memory has not faded at the impressive wines being churned out by this little known region. With its close location to the San Francisco Bay Area where I live, it’s
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18 January, 2016

Gastown + Olympic Cauldron Waterfront Park

Gastown + Olympic Cauldron Waterfront Park
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars in Vancouver - Canada, Dining in Vancouver, Canada, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Vancouver, Canada on by : The Gourmez
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In this post, we’ll take our last Vancouver walk together — this time with plenty of food and drink to make up for all of those burned calories at Stanley Park! My sojourn in Vancouver was made easier by having my two nights’ stay comped by Nightswapping, a travel app and website that sets up
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15 January, 2016

Stanley Park

Stanley Park
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Vancouver, Canada, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Vancouver, Canada on by : The Gourmez
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Time for the next installment in my Vancouver, Canada, series! This time, I won’t make you read through the whole post to get the code for a free night’s stay at a local’s place. That comes courtesy of Nightswapping, who comped my two nights in the city. The code is Gourmez-NS, which you can redeem
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7 January, 2016

Granville Island

Granville Island
Comments : 1 Posted in : Dining in Vancouver, Canada, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Vancouver, Canada on by : The Gourmez
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Last month, I posted about the experience of using Nightswapping, a travel website and application, to make my first trip to Vancouver, Canada. This month, I’m blogging about my whirlwind tour of the city and giving you the chance to try Nightswapping with a code for a free night’s stay! Let’s start this series at
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20 January, 2015

Sutro Baths and Land’s End

Sutro Baths and Land’s End
Comments : 7 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for San Francisco, CA on by : The Gourmez
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On the western tip of San Francisco lies the abandoned Sutro Baths. It’s a popular—but not always populous—tourist destination that draws photographers from far and wide for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast. Along with nearby Land’s End, the Sutro Baths are part of the larger National Golden Gate Recreation Area. The Land’s End
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28 October, 2014

Maryhill Proprietor’s Reserve 2011 Tavola Rosso and Maryhill Day Trip

Maryhill Proprietor’s Reserve 2011 Tavola Rosso and Maryhill Day Trip
Posted in : Red Wine, Travel, Travel Guide for Maryhill, WA on by : The Gourmez
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Maryhill Proprietor’s Reserve 2011 Tavola Rosso Columbia Valley, WA Last time I reviewed a Maryhill wine, I pledged to have my pictures edited from our winery visit before the next one. I am happy to say I completed that mission! And wow, Maryhill is a breathtaking winery (9774 Hwy 14, WA). It’s hard not to
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17 July, 2014

Downtown St. Paul, Cosetta, and the Wabasha Street Caves

Downtown St. Paul, Cosetta, and the Wabasha Street Caves
Posted in : Dining in St. Paul, MN, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for St. Paul, MN on by : The Gourmez
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I’ve been to Minneapolis a number of times, but somehow, I hadn’t made it to neighboring St. Paul, the capitol of Minnesota. So on my last trip to the area, I was determined to spend an afternoon there. It didn’t make any sense to this wanderluster to be that close to the city and never
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10 July, 2014

Minneapolis Blogging: Minnehaha Falls and Hiawatha

Minneapolis Blogging: Minnehaha Falls and Hiawatha
Posted in : Beer, Beer, Wine, Sake, Dining in Minneapolis, MN, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Minneapolis, MN on by : The Gourmez
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On my third trip to Minneapolis this past May, I felt the challenge of figuring out what was left for me to tour in the area. I’d conquered the Chain of Lakes, the Walker Museum, the Sculpture Garden, the Guthrie Theater, the Mall of America, and plenty of delicious eats and drinks downtown. Yet somehow,
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15 May, 2014

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Part 2

Wine Tasting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Part 2
Comments : 3 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Travel, Travel Guide for Santa Cruz, CA on by : The Gourmez
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At Christmas, my husband bought us passports from the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Growers Association (SCMWGA). These passports, filled with over 50 participating wineries, entitle the bearers to one free tasting at each spot during normal operating hours or the SCMWGA special Passport Days, which happen four times a year and are the best opportunity
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