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6 February, 2017

The Oakland Urban Wine Tour

The Oakland Urban Wine Tour
Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars in Oakland, CA, Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Red Wine, Travel, Travel Guide for Oakland on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory Disclaimer: Participation in the Oakland Urban Wine Tour was free to me. A year and a half ago, I discovered the plethora of urban wineries housed in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Inspired by the quality of the wines and convenient positioning of their locations, I wrote up a suggested wine walk for Localwise. Apparently,
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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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24 June, 2016

3 Best Wines at Urban Vines

3 Best Wines at Urban Vines
Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Events, Red Wine, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Two weekends ago, I checked out Urban Vines, an annual Oakland wine festival that highlights African American winemakers, a markedly underrepresented group. Its theme is “A Toast to Diversity,” and the event was founded by Sip & Swirl, an event planning company that specializes in urban-based wine, food, and travel. It’s also held in Chicago.
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19 August, 2014

The Quini App and My Changing Wine Reviews

The Quini App and My Changing Wine Reviews
Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Writing on by : The Gourmez
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Shortly before I headed out to the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), I agreed to watch a demo of the new Quini app with Roger Noueim, the company’s CEO. Excepting the occasionally slow search functions, it works beautifully on iPhone, iPad, and the desktop. I’m mostly using a beta version for Android, which is much,
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8 October, 2009

Wine Review–Bella Sera 2007 Pinot Grigio

Posted in : Appearances, Uncategorized, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Wine:  Bella Sera 2007 Pinot Grigio Region:  Dollo Venizie, Italy This pinot grigio smells of sweet and crisp honeydew. It tastes minerally with some undertones of green pear and a dash of vanilla thrown in for good measure.  There’s also an aftertaste like you’ve just eaten a tart lemon cream cookie.  I’d like another, please.