10 MUST-TRY CULT WINES AND WINES FOR THE ENTHUSIAST

    10 MUST-TRY CULT WINES AND WINES FOR THE ENTHUSIAST   By:   Karina Calayag   Even for a wine enthusiast, finding the best wines in the vast selection of wineries from the many wine regions that surround the San Francisco Bay Area could be a daunting task.  But thankfully there are ways that this is …

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THE 10 BEST AMERICAN RHONE WINES – AT THE RHONE RANGERS GRAND TASTING IN SAN FRANCISCO

  THE 10 BEST AMERICAN RHONE WINES AT THE RHONE RANGERS’ GRAND TASTING IN SAN FRANCISCO     by :  Karina Calayag     It is the annual event wine aficionados look forward to each year.  The Rhone Rangers’ San Francisco Bay Area Weekend Celebration of American Rhone Wines, in its 17th year, still remains the largest showcase …

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CLEMENT AT THE PENINSULA NEW YORK – “THE” PLACE FOR ALL WINES BY-THE-GLASS

With the new frontier in wine service now at Clement at The Peninsula New York there’s more reason to stop by for their latest offer:  comprehensive access to ALL wines in their entire wine selection without ordering the whole bottle.       CLEMENT AT THE PENINSULA NEW YORK – PULLS ALL STOPS FOR “ALL” WINES …

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THE 4th ANNUAL NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY AMERICAN TRUFFLE COMPANY

Nothing short of a gourmet’s dream, it was an epic epicurean truffle adventure.     THE 4th ANNUAL NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL “World-class cuisine meets cutting edge truffle science.”    by:  Karina Mendoza Calayag   Spanning four days of non-stop activities last January 17th to 20th, the annual Napa Truffle Festival in its fourth year, brought the …

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THE 13th ANNUAL WINE AND WISHES ON FEBRUARY 1st AT TREASURE ISLAND IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Be a hero and help grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening illnesses like Miles Scott who’d been battling Leukemia all of his life of 5 years, battled the most evil of the bad guys and saved Gotham City (SF) when his biggest wish came true – to be Batkid.     THE 13th ANNUAL …

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THE FOURTH ANNUAL NAPA TRUFFLE FESTIVAL WITH HOST WINERIES NICKEL & NICKEL AND HALL JAN 17-20

Truffles anyone?   Don’t miss the fourth annual   Napa Truffle Festival   celebrating the winter truffle season with host wineries   Nickel & Nickel   and   HALL   January 17 – 20, 2014       Exclusive winery tours and tastings • Cooking demo Truffle lunches and wine pairings • Michelin star guest …

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WINESTOCK SF

by: Karina Calayag     Fire in the house! A new winefest, Winestock SF, has arrived San Francisco and the excitement that sent the mercury rising in the City seemed to have come from that old abandoned firehouse on Russian Hill (on Pacific between Van Ness and Polk), Firehouse 8.   Debuting on a perfect summer …

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PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY 2013: THE BEST WAY TO GO WINETASTING AROUND SONOMA’S DRY CREEK VALLEY

By : Karina Calayag       Passport To Dry Creek VALLEY 2013   Every Spring, Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County opens its vineyards’ and wineries’ doors to wine lovers in Passport To Dry Creek Valley.  Now in its 24th year, it seemed to me like one huge block party that, gauging by the droves of people …

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CULT WINES AND GREAT FINDS AT SF VINTNERS MARKET

By: Karina Calayag     One never knows what s/he will find in a wine show.  As such, there is always that level of excitement from the anticipation of discovering those gems of new releases and vintages not yet “met,” and when cult wines are added to that mix, these gatherings become even more interesting. …

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AN EXCITING EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED! THE 24TH ANNUAL PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY

    Passport to Dry Creek Valley® Ticket Sales Start Feb. 1st Wine lovers encouraged to act fast and purchase tickets to Sonoma County’s premiere passport event before it sells out   ● 24th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley – A Modern Tradition with Century Old Roots ● Saturday & Sunday, April 27-28, from 11am – …

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