For savory eats and boutique wines, these festivals and wine walks deliver with eclectic tastings, hands-on cooking demos and breathtaking venues.
LAKE TAHOE AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The 29th annual Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival on September 5-7 p.m. at the Village at Northstar features three days of cooking seminars, culinary competitions, wine and beer [...]
CALIFORNIA’S WINERIES AND VINEYARDS are its second most popular visitor attraction after Disneyland. Spring is an ideal time for wine tasting and picnicking among the vineyards.
In the foothills, Naggiar Vineyards in Grass Valley has become a premier destination winery, thanks to its setting, award-winning wines and friendly staff.
Naggiar’s warm-weather season begins with a wine [...]
As the weather warms, the vineyards begin to wake up from their dormancy and green shoots “break” through to begin their growth cycle. “Alas, the vines have beaten me to spring break,” says Naggiar’s winemaker Derek Irwin.
“The vines have been whooping it up,” he adds. “We are 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule, which on the [...]
“AMERICA’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT,” says Open Table, “is at a winery.” St. Francis Winery in Sonoma recently was named the county’s favorite restaurant by the online reservations service, beating out The French Laundry in Napa and others.
The honor underscores the growing influence of destination wineries that provide exquisite food-and-wine pairings, remarkable views and stylish tasting rooms—a [...]
Analyzing voting habits of those who imbibe, new consumer research found that 14 of the top 15 brands that indicate someone is most likely to vote are wines, the Washington Post is reporting.
“That research comes from consumer data supplied by GFK MRI, and analyzed by Jennifer Dube of National Media Research Planning and Placement, an [...]
Tour California’s exceptional food and wine experiences offered all throughout the state. Don’t miss some of California’s most premiere food and wine pairings!
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Editor’s note: This is from Wine Enthusiast magazine. We have added our own commentary to the list, focusing on our local region.
“1. Wine, Wine Everywhere. Amazon and Facebook acted as third–party marketers for wine sales in 2013, and Starbucks, 7–11, Frontgate and Burger King, among other surprising outlets, either launched or were testing wine retail [...]