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4 October, 2019

A Picnic Lunch and Overnight Stay at Jordan Winery

A Picnic Lunch and Overnight Stay at Jordan Winery
Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne / Champenoise Style, Dining in Healdsburg - CA, Events, Food, Tasting Rooms in Sonoma - CA, Wine on by : The Gourmez

This past summer, Jordan Winery added a new slate of activities for guests to enjoy at their estate in Healdsburg, CA. And why not? They just remodeled the estate’s formal dining room, and winery chef, Todd Knoll, has been perfecting his culinary artistry at Jordan for over a decade and a half. My first taste
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4 April, 2019

Spring and Summer Splendor at Jordan Winery in Healdsburg

Spring and Summer Splendor at Jordan Winery in Healdsburg
Posted in : Events, Tasting Rooms in Healdsburg - CA on by : The Gourmez

Jordan Vineyard & Winery has an impressive array of events lined up for the spring and summer of 2019. I’ve only visited the Healdsburg-based estate once, for their caviar and cabernet sauvignon tasting seminar during the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference. But I’ve visited their chardonnays, cabernets, and sparkling wines many times in the glass. Always,
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29 June, 2016

Pairing Pure Leaf’s Tea House Collection with SPQR’s Finesse!

Pairing Pure Leaf’s Tea House Collection with SPQR’s Finesse!
Comments : 3 Posted in : Dining in San Francisco - CA, Events, Food, Product Reviews, Recipes, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying Chef Matthew Accarrino’s cooking for the first time. No, I didn’t try it at SPQR, the Michelin-starred restaurant the chef calls home. I sampled it at a travelling tea house! Pure Leaf is in the midst of a tour of major food-loving U.S. cities to promote their
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24 June, 2016

3 Best Wines at Urban Vines

3 Best Wines at Urban Vines
Comments : 2 Posted in : Events, Malbec, Other Red Blends, Red Wine, Riesling, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez

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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18 February, 2016

Thursday Night Rooftop Marketplace at the Port Workspaces

Thursday Night Rooftop Marketplace at the Port Workspaces
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dining in Oakland - CA, Events, Food Trucks, Stands, and Carts, Grab and Go, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez

Late January, I went to the inaugural, and soon to be monthly, rooftop night market hosted at one of Port Workspaces new venues at the Kaiser Center in downtown Oakland. Located at 344 Thomas L. Berkley Way, the coworking organization was in the midst of creating a fun, whimsical, hub of offices on the first
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