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1 If by Land, 7 If by Sea

I wanted to tell you about a couple of wine-related activities that are coming up, one in Sin City and other on the seven seas. Okay, not ALL seven seas, but I was going for alliteration, so just roll with

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Grounds for Appeal: Wine Is Coming to More Starbucks Locations

When I first wrote about Starbucks experimenting with wine service, it was the summer of 2009, and the “market research” was restricted to a single location in the company’s hometown of Seattle.

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Unusual Pairings Featured by Vina Robles During Vintage Paso

Vintage Paso — three days of vinous debauchery focused primarily on the Zinfandel variety — is scheduled this weekend in and around Paso Robles, Calif. The “sub-title” or slogan associated with the event is, “Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines,” and

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Live Music Festival Returns to Long Island Wine Country

The winegrowers of Long Island have really hit their stride since the turn of the millennium, with an array of bottlings that have claimed attention on the global wine stage. And like farmers around the world, more and more of

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What Could Be Better Than Spring in Santa Barbara?

We’ve been telling you about a number of wonderful wine festivals and other wine-focused events, and today we have information on another one. Here is the press release from the Santa Barbara Vintners trade organization…

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A Taste of Yountville: A Tasty Way to Experience Napa Valley

As you might imagine, I love the Napa Valley, and I particularly love the little towns that line Highway 29, the main route linking the valley’s south and north ends. That includes Yountville, where the valley’s first grapevines were planted

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Tempted by Tempranillo? This Event Is for You!

Yesterday, we shared information on my favorite of all wine-tasting events — Winesong! — which is held annually in Mendocino County, Calif. Today, we focus on an event that’s scheduled a little bit south of Mendocino. If you are a

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Tickets for Winesong Go on Sale March 1

Mark your calendars for March 1. That’s when tickets go on sale for the 2014 edition of my favorite wine-tasting event: Winesong. All the details are in this media release…

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Wine, Dine and Soak in the Sounds on Valentine’s Day

For romantics who live in or are visiting California’s Central Coast wine region, Valentine’s Day at the new Vina Robles winery is shaping up to be romantic, indeed. Vina Robles is teaming up with one of the hottest restaurants in

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A Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner for Sushi Lovers

For some couples of a certain age, the first wine they may have tasted featured a Paul Masson label on the bottle. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because of this famous commercial featuring Orson Welles. These days, the

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