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Orange Country Great Wine Festival to Benefit Legal Aid Society

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Enjoy wine, beer and spirits tastings from over 30 producers at the 2015 Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival on May 2, 2015 from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park, located in Irvine, California. The annual event, now ...

Westerly 2010 Merlot (Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara)

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Cocoa, exotic spices, lavender blackberries and blueberries on the nose with blackberry jam and spice flavors, this boutique 2010 Merlot from Westerly in Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara makes a fool of anyone who pulled their Merlot vines after "Sideways." Rich, ...

Eating Calçots: Deep Throat in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a food lovers paradise -- where supper starts at 9:00 or 10:00 in the evening and can go on well past midnight. You will not leave a restaurant hungry, and can sample multiple dishes in the form of ...

Another Wine Blog is headed to Spain!

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In a few hours I will board a plane headed for Barcelona! That's right, I'm headed to Spain to visit the lovely land of Cava, Priorat and the sunny Mediterranean with the nice people at Freixenet. The visit promises to be ...

Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure Announces 2015 Winemaker Line-up, Plus New Events

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Paso Robles, CA – February 17, 2015 - Garagiste Events today announced that tickets are now on sale for the third annual Santa Ynez Valley-based “Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure,” which will feature over 60 of the area’s hard-to-find, micro-production commercial ...

Kickstarter Project: Vintage 2015: A year in American wine

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After a phenomenally successful Vintage 2014 documentary last year focusing on a challenging 2014 Central Coast growing season, Wil Fernandez has set his sights bigger. In just three days, his Kickstarter project for Vintage 2015 takes off, and you can ...

Game Day Cocktail: The Black Luxury

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I love a good, dark beer. But sometimes beer brandishing the color and viscosity of used motor oil does not appeal to everyone. Enter The Black Luxury; a game day cocktail that combines the seductive sophistication of Spain with America's ...

From the Outside, Looking In

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For most of my life I have felt like an outsider looking in. Not way outside, because I am pretty good at standing on the edge of the circle and looking like I belong. The problem is, I just never ...

Only You Can Prevent Vegetable Abuse

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Vegetables often get a very bad name. Sometimes it is deserved, but more often than not it's your fault. Yes, your fault! Mine too. Here's one half of the problem; people like me make fun of vegetables, and probably even more ...

Celebrate 2015 with a Host of Bubbles and Sparklers!

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Salud! Cin-Cin! 干杯  Skål!  Santé! ΥΓΕΙΑ!  Živjeli! Prost! What better way to say "Cheers" than with Champagne and sparkling wines from around the world! What makes a wine "sparkling?" Sparkling wine is different from "still" wine in that it contains ...

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