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A Fatherless Father’s Day

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At least a month leading up to Father's Day, we start receiving pitches from PR folks; like those for Father's day cocktail ideas, Father's Day craft beers, Father's Day wine gifts. One thing I learned when I studied PR, is that it is a ...

Ahr to Lodi: Spotlight on German Wine

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German wines show up in the damnedest places -- and I am not just talking Riesling. While visiting Lodi, California this month, I had the opportunity to meet Bob and Mary Lou Koth of Mokelumne Glen Vineyards, who, with their daughter ...

10 Things to do in Barcelona, Spain

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Planning a visit to Barcelona, the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea? Well if not, you should! The Catalan capital's influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts make Barcelona one of the world's leading tourist, economic, ...

EthniFacts creates “Diversity in Wine Writing Scholarship” for WBC15

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Today the Wine Bloggers Conference Scholarship Foundation and EthniFacts, a multicultural knowledge and insights consultancy, announced the establishment of the “EthniFacts Diversity in Wine Writing Scholarship,” to encourage ethnic, gender and cultural diversity in the North American Wine Bloggers Conference ...

Celebrate Languedoc Day, Friday May 29th

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Friday, May 29th lovers of Languedoc wines will join together to celebrate this special region in the South of France. We made our third trip to the region last month, and can tell you the wines are better than ever! Where ...

Celebrate National Chardonnay Day, May 21st

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Today we celebrate National Chardonnay Day with California's First Family of Chardonnay, Wente Vineyards. Now in its fifth generation of winemakers, the Wente family began in 1836, when Carl H. Wente purchased 48 acres of vineyard land in Livermore Valley, ...

This Week in Beer: Craft Beer Festivals in Madison and San Francisco!

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Craft and artisan beer lovers can celebrate ales, lagers, stouts, porters and more this week in Madison, Wisconsin and San Francisco, California. Going on now is the 5th Annual Madison Craft Beer Week (MCBW) with special events like tap takeovers, special ...

Exclusive Santa Barbara Pinot Noir Release to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

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Santa Barbara, California's Carr Vineyards & Winery is releasing their 2013 Marie's Pinot Noir tomorrow, May 1, 2015, with proceeds to benefit breast cancer research. Very limited in production, and a perfect gift for Mother's Day, Marie's Pinot Noir is limited to ...

Wine Tasting, How Not To Do It

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I don't particularly care for large tastings. I've been trained to do it, and have enough experience to be qualified to do it competently. But I don't like doing it all that much. The same goes for tasting and evaluating ...

Jessup Cellars Explores Busking with Author Heather Jacks TONIGHT in Yountville!

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The Jessup Cellars 2015 TasteMaker Speaker Series returns on Thursday, April 9th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm with Busking ~ Taking it to the Streets with Author Heather Jacks, the award-winning author of The Noise Beneath the Apple. Jacks will share ...

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