Top 10 Power Lunches In San Francisco

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As a business woman who loves to meet for a working lunch I wanted to share some of my favorite San Francisco power lunch destinations. Whether your definition of a Power Lunch means it's delicious but fast, ensuring you're not out of the office too long, or a boozy lunch that may last for hours, there is ...

The World Of Pinot Noir Top 10 Santa Barbara & Monterey Wines

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Hanging out before we entered the Friday tasting with Josh Jensen, Master Sommelier Fred Dame (another wine industry pal), and Larry Hyde of Hyde Winery & Vineyards. 1. Rusack Winery - These wines are incredible coming from various vineyards, including production on Santa Cantalina Island. Both the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are lovely! 2. Fess Parker - Fess Parker offers ...

The World Of Pinot Noir Top 10 Sonoma Wines

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Having recently attended the World Of Pinot Noir event in March at Santa Barbara's Bacarat Resort, it's hard to express what an incredible weekend I experienced. For starters, there were more than 200 Pinot Noir producers from all over the world. Talk about a wine lovers heaven!!  As you can imagine, with over 200 producers, I did not ...

The Charming Blue Door Inn of Mendocino

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Arriving at the charming Blue Door Inn Mendocino. If you have not visited Mendocino, I suggest you do. It's one of the most charming coastal towns in California and only about 2.5 - 3 hours north of San Francisco and about 30 minutes north of an incredible wine region that I also happen to love, Anderson Valley. ...

Winetasting with Adam Lee of Siduri Wines & Kristina Werner

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´Recently I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon getting to know Winemaker Adam Lee of Siduri Winery and Kristina Werner of Arrowood Winery. The two brands are quite different as Siduri focuses on Burgundian varietals specifically Pinot Noir where Arrowood focuses more of Bordeaux varietals with a strong emphasis on Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon sourced ...

Interview with Winemaker Adam Lee of Siduri Wines

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 What was your first memory of wine and how did you know you wanted to be a winemaker? So I grew up Southern Baptist in Austin, Texas and never drank at all until I went to college at Trinity University in San Antonio.  There I drank a lot, but very little of it was fine wine.  ...

The Over The Top Wine & Food Experience at Pangloss Cellars in Down Town Sonoma

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If you're in downtown Sonoma looking for an incredible wine AND food pairing experience in a swanky stunning environment, look no further than Pangloss Cellars. I recently visited on a Sunday experience various food pairings with their lovely wines and I was blown away by the setting, the service, the great food and of course ...

Wine Australia San Francisco Winter 2017 Trade Tasting

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As someone who has always wanted to go to Australia to experience their wine country, culture, and beauty; what's more exciting than Wine Australia coming to me for their recent Winter Trade Tasting! (Kidding, to San Francisco for that matter...) This was one of my first experiences tasting an array of incredible Australian Wines, and, ...

Laurel Heights San Francisco’s Top 10 Eats

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1. Spruce The swankiest dining room (literally- you feel like you're in New York City) and bar in Laurel Heights. Spruce offers incredible Michelin star food, an amazing wine list, and the best chocolate chip cookies in the city. They also have a Sunday brunch which is a great way to experience their dining room in a less ...

The Best Lobster Rolls in San Francisco

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Ever since my days living in New York and summering in Montauk I have  a great love for lobster rolls. And, if you're wondering what the best lobster roll in Montauk is, it's Duryea's (read more about Duryea's here). To me, a Lobster Roll is an iconic East Coast summer eat. Just because I'm a California girl now ...

Reeve Wines a NEW Healdsburg Winery & Estate To Know

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Anyone that follows Wine has heard of Banshee Wines. You also have seen me write about them quite often sharing their awesome Healdsburg Tasting Room, read more about the tasting room here, as well as recognizing them the past two years at The Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tastings.   Two of their founders, Noah & Kelly ...

The Ballard Inn’s New Restaurant: The Gathering Table, A Beyond Charming Santa Ynez Valley Gem

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Ballard Inn is a new spot that I was lucky enough to experience during my last trip to the Santa Ynez Valley. This was a Bloggers & Media trip that I co-hosted with my Marketing & Events Company,  Emily Martin Communications & Events and Santa Barbara County's locally based Wine Marketing & PR specialist Lacey of Muse ...

Alma Rosa Winery & Their Legendary Founder Richard Sanford

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If you're exploring Santa Barbara's Santa Ynez Valley's Wine region and find your self near Buellton, I suggest you visit Alma Rosa Winery's Tasting Room.  Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills winegrowers Thekla and Richard Sanford. The name originates as a tribute to the place and the people behind ...

Top 10 Napa Wineries

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As a huge wine country lover, I try to visit as much as I can. As a result, in the four and half years I've lived in San Francisco, I have discovered some of my favorite Wineries to visit and to recommend. If you're looking to see more than just Napa, here are my Top 10 Sonoma ...