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Napa Valley’s Cade Winery With Fantastic Wines & Views That You’ll Never Want To Leave

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Napa Valley's Cade Winery is one of those places that you see pictures of but can’t imagine that it really exists until you see it for yourself.  The Winery is located on Napa Valley's Howell Mountain along a dramatic hillside of Manzanita trees. After learning close college friends Melanie & Jared were visiting San Francisco and wanted to spend ...

World of Pinot Noir’s California Pinot Noir Great Sites Luncheon

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Arriving to the California Pinot Noir Great Sites lunch. Check out this menu plus the amazing wine line up we experienced! Dan Kosta, of Kosta Browne Wine, welcoming the group before lunch! Master Sommelier Fred Dame announcing the panelists, which included winemakers from Kosta Browne, Three Sticks Wines, Anthill Farms Winery, & Pisoni Vineyards. The delicious scallop course. Chef David ...

Turnbull Wine Cellars A Must Experience in Napa Winery

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Where is Turnbull Wine Cellars:  Turnbull is located in Oakville within California's Napa Valley.  The Winery is on St Helena Highway, just a few minutes north of one of my favorite Napa Valley destinations Oakville Grocery.  If you're spending a day in Napa and want good snacks or a quick sandwich for lunch you must check out Oakville Grocery! Why should you ...

Caymus Vineyards With Spectacular Wines & Stunning Napa Valley Views

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Caymus Vineyards is one of those wineries that I had heard a lot about from various friends, however, I had yet to experience myself. When college friends Melanie and Jarred let me know they were visiting and wanted to plan a Wine Country day it was the perfect excuse to finally check out Caymus Vineyards! I immediately ...

San Francisco’s Top 10 NEWEST Openings

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For those of you who may not be aware, in addition to the blog I also write freelance for 7X7 and have a monthly story where I share the newest openings you must experience. See my latest list of March Openings you must experience here.  After writing the monthly piece for 7X7 for almost 6 ...

Anderson Valley’s Alsace Festival & The Amazing Wines I Enjoyed

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The incredible Anderson Valley's Alsace Festival, February 25th, 2017 The Anderson Valley's Alsace Festival kicked off Saturday afternoon. I attended panel's in the morning and the tasting began in the afternoon. See all the incredible wines I tasted below. Enjoying the Goldeneye Wines. Read more about this incredible winery and my visit to their Anderson Valley Tasting ...

Wild Fish Little River Restaurant A Must Try In Mendocino

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If you're in the Mendocino region of California, an area that is truly stunning and about three hours north of San Francisco, I highly recommend you check out Wild Fish Little River Restaurant.  It was recommended to me by two dear friends, Sarah and Tom, and they described it as super charming with the best food in ...

Douro A Magnificent Wine Region in Portugal You Must Experience

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The stunning views of the vineyards on the steep hills overlooking the Douro River It is incredible to see the hilly vineyards! Some of them are so old (vs. newly planted ones) and it is fascinating to see how built into the hillsides they are. It is truly amazing, and no small task to be able to pick grapes ...

Lavradores De Feitoria A Douro Portugal Winery You Must Experience

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Another winery I had the pleasure of visiting during my recent trip to The Douro Wine Country of Portugal was Lavradores de Feitoria. Located within the Mateus Palace this winery is truly a gem. Not only because of the incredible setting but their wines are amazing and the team I met are quite fabulous! Feitoria is ...

Working My First Harvest at Napa Valley’s St. Supery Vineyards & Estate

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Arriving to St. Supery on a gorgeous fall day in Napa. I was beyond excited to work my first harvest. I mean, are they the cutest, or what? I adore this welcome board. My warm welcome from Winemaker Michael Scholz and his adorable little dog! Looks like I've got a new friend. He wasn't the only dog at the winery, which ...

Interview with Jen Pelka of The Riddler San Francisco

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For those of you in the Food & Wine world in San Francisco, you probably know Jen Pelka. She is the Owner of Magnum PR and also engaged to Charles Billilies of Souvla San Francisco (read my interview with Charles here). Earlier this Winter in January, Jen's Champagne Bar The Riddler opened. It has been very very ...

International Women’s Day & 2017 World of Pinot Noir Female Winemakers

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 After spending an incredible four days at the 2017 World of Pinot Noir Wine Festival there were a few takeaways that I had from the experience. First, we are beyond fortunate with the incredible assortment of United States Pinot Noir Wines the guests and I were able to experience including California and Oregon Wines.  As someone ...

The Culinary Institute of California (CIA) at Copia’s Grand Opening Celebrations

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the newly opened The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia's grand opening of their Copia campus. In addition to attending as a guest, I co-hosted a bloggers event that brought 10 Bay Area bloggers to the grand opening festivities to enjoy a cooking class, experience some of the grand ...