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13 May, 2017

J Winery’s Bubble Room

J Winery’s Bubble Room
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, CA, CA, Dining in Healdsburg, Tasting Rooms in Healdsburg on by : The Gourmez
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I was delighted to say yes to an invitation to check out J Vineyards and Winery’s Bubble Room, as my past couple of years blogging in the Bay Area has somehow resulted in remarkably few visits to wine country. Obligatory disclaimer: That means the meal and pairings I’m about to write about were absolutely free
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29 December, 2016

Prosser Wine Part 2: Best Wines in the Area

Prosser Wine Part 2: Best Wines in the Area
Comments : 1 Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne / Champenoise Style, Dessert Wine, Durif, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, Tasting Rooms in Prosser - WA, Tempranillo, Travel, Travel Guide for Prosser, WA, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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I don’t know a lot about Washington wine. I’m aware Yakima Valley is a wine destination, because my mother lives in little Tieton to the north of Yakima itself. But my family doesn’t drink, so I’ve only gone tasting out there once. As much as I know I need to visit more wineries local to
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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 : 2 Posted in : Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in Prosser - WA, Travel, Travel Guide for Prosser, 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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20 September, 2016

The Photographing Tourist Book Review

The Photographing Tourist Book Review
Comments : 5 Posted in : Product Reviews, Travel on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory disclaimer: This review of the Photographing Tourist comes from a copy supplied to me for free. A Book Review? Can I Eat That? I rarely do book reviews on this blog, because I’m more interested in how the final product tastes, whether that be a dinner entrée or a glass of wine, than in
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4 August, 2016

The Lodge at Tiburon

The Lodge at Tiburon
Comments : 2 Posted in : Travel, Travel Guide for Tiburon, CA on by : The Gourmez
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Last month, the Lodge at Tiburon invited me out to try their new brunch menu at the attached Tiburon Tavern, which I loved. Because Ben’s birthday fell on the same day, I thought, why not make it an overnight trip and stay at the hotel as well? They offered me a discounted media rate, which
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18 January, 2016

Gastown + Olympic Cauldron Waterfront Park

Gastown + Olympic Cauldron Waterfront Park
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars in Vancouver - British Columbia - Canada, Dining in Vancouver - British Columbia - 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 - British Columbia - 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 - British Columbia - Canada, Restaurants, Sake, 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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2 November, 2015

A Sampling of the Perfect Watkins Glen and Eastern Seneca Lake Experience

A Sampling of the Perfect Watkins Glen and Eastern Seneca Lake Experience
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dessert Wine, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in the Finger Lakes - NY, Travel, Travel Guide for the Finger Lakes, NY, White Wine, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : The Gourmez
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The Mystery At the annual Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), one late afternoon/early evening is dedicated to an excursion out of the host hotel and into the wine region itself. Where we bloggers go is a mystery; each tour bus heads to a different location for a wine tasting and dinner, and just where we will
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20 August, 2015

Forage for Porcini in Italy with Punk Domestics!

Posted in : Announcements, Events, Travel on by : The Gourmez
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My friend Sean Timberlake, founder of the beautiful Punk Domestics canning and preservation blog, has been leading hands-on culinary tours to Italy since 2012.  He has two coming up, 10/8/15–10/14/15 and 1/14/16–1/20/16, based out of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. These are can’t miss experiences for those of you who love diving deep into food
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