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6 May, 2015

Casa Nuestra Tinto St. Helena 2011

Casa Nuestra Tinto St. Helena 2011
Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine on by : becca
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Casa Nuestra Tinto St. Helena 2011 Oakville, Napa Valley, CA Open up this wine, and you’ll be with your sweetie in your private cabana on the beach, stomachs full of sticky rice and pork steamed in banana leaves. You pick up your glass and share one more smile before wandering over to the bonfire where
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7 April, 2015

Mac & Cheese Night #8 at Fat Angel

Posted in : Restaurants, San Francisco, CA on by : becca
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Fat Angel’s menu is focused on nibbles to go with their exceptionally long list of beers, wines, and meads, including after-dinner selections for all of their beverage categories. As usually happens, that leads to meat and cheese boards, nuts and olives, and in their case, a selection of fancy butter schmears served with Firebrand breads.
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3 April, 2015

Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, NakedWines.Com, Red Wine on by : becca
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Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Clarksburg, CA David Akiyoshi is one of NakedWines.Com’s go-to winemakers in California. So far, I’ve tried his 2013 Sangiovese Rosé, and it placed firmly in my second-best grouping, the Avocados. That’s a 69/100 on the Quini scale. All that means is I expect a pretty good, though probably not exceptional, wine
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17 March, 2015

Bandit Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine on by : becca
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Bandit Wines Cabernet Sauvignon California Bandit Wines is a boxed wine company that you can find on Safeway’s lowest shelf. I haven’t had much boxed wine in my life. But when I tap into the foodie party line, I hear from craft enthusiasts that beer in a can has no metallic aftertaste and that boxed
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27 September, 2014

Finger Lakes 2013 Riesling Launch–Live! On Twitter and Facebook

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, White Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2015 on by : becca
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I hope it’s been a pleasant Saturday for you so far, readers. This is just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be participating in the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance’s launch of their 2013 Reislings in a short 3 hours from now, from 7 to 9 PM EST, which is 4 to 6
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26 September, 2014

Oak Farm Vineyards Winery Expansion!

Comments : 5 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Events, Lodi, CA, Travel on by : becca
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Oak Farm Vineyards Winery (23627 Devries Road) is on its way to becoming the first of its kind in the Lodi, CA, appellation: a family-owned estate that offers the full experience of a large-scale destination winery, minus the glitzy hotel and pretension. I took part in a media preview of their new expansion, which will
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19 August, 2014

The Quini App and My Changing Wine Reviews

Comments : 1 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Writing on by : becca
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Shortly before I headed out to the 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14), I agreed to watch a demo of the new Quini app with Roger Noueim, the company’s CEO. Excepting the occasionally slow search functions, it works beautifully on iPhone, iPad, and the desktop. I’m mostly using a beta version for Android, which is much,
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28 January, 2014

Homewood Winery Merlot Port 2010

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Port/Sherry Wines on by : becca
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Homewood Winery Merlot Port 2010 Dry Creek, CA I picked up this bottle on a recent sojourn to Sonoma from the one vineyard we ventured to on a quick day trip to the region. I thought the merlot port delicious in the tasting room, and I’m interested to see how it stacks up when drunk
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21 January, 2014

Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Red Wine on by : becca
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Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot Northern California I posted recently about what I’d recommend for a foodie day trip to Treasure Island. Fat Grape was the sulfite-free winery we visited that offers a zillion different types of wine to taste for free. The Fat Grape 2010 Merlot was one of two wines that impressed me,
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7 January, 2014

A Foodie Day Trip on Treasure Island

Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, San Francisco, CA, Travel on by : becca
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On the last full weekend of every month, the Treasure Island flea market takes place. It is a great excuse to check out Treasure Island for foodies, because the flea market brings a lot of food trucks with it to what is otherwise a barren land for munchies. But it’s never a barren land for
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