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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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18 December, 2017

Best Food Products Liveblogged at the 2017 International Food Bloggers Conference

Best Food Products Liveblogged at the 2017 International Food Bloggers Conference
Posted in : Beverage, Food, Product Reviews on by : The Gourmez

Liveblogging sessions are always a highlight of the Wine Bloggers Conferences I’ve attended since 2014. So it should come as no surprise that I found the liveblogging session at my first International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) to be the most exciting event there as well. The IFBC took place in Sacramento, CA, at the end
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11 April, 2017

Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce Line

Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce Line
Posted in : Food, Product Reviews on by : The Gourmez

Obligatory disclaimer: I received the Gringo Bandito hot sauces as free samples for my review.I love hot sauces. My love for hot sauces extends so deep, I taste-tested the Gringo Bandito trio of hot sauces mere days after recovering from a bacterial infection. Heck, I may not have been fully recovered, if the sniffling in
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6 February, 2017

The Oakland Urban Wine Tour

The Oakland Urban Wine Tour
Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Food, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in Oakland - CA, Travel Guide for Oakland - CA, Wine on by : The Gourmez

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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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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