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More Wine and Music Together: Check Out Ironstone’s Schedule

Because I’m a music lover in addition to being a wine lover, I like to keep you posted on music events at wineries or in “wine country.” Most years, I share the schedules at Thornton Winery in Temecula, Calif.; Vina

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It’s Barbecue Time — Are You Wine Ready?

Nicasio means “the hidden one,” which makes Nicasio an apt name for a little village in the rolling hills of western Marin County, north of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Nicasio’s historic town square consists of St. Mary’s Church (established

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Zinfandel and Jazz on the Healdsburg Plaza — or at Your Home

Just like California’s Lodi area, parts of Napa Valley and “Gold Country,” the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County is a big Zinfandel-growing area. If you love Zin, or are curious about the variety and would like to give three

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Special Evenings of Music Planned at Vina Robles

The new kid on the winery concert block is Vina Robles in Paso Robles, Calif. Its boutique amphitheater is nestled on a picturesque, oak-dotted hillside, and with its opening in the summer of 2013, it became one of the largest

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Washington Wineries Feature Summer Concert Series

Hosting live performances since 1984, the Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series in Woodinville, Wash., has provided a stage to some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues and contemporary music: James Taylor, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Earth,

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Thornton Winery Expected to Unveil Summer Concert Series Soon

Some have referred to listening to music as “cheap therapy.” Add a glass of wine to the experience, and psychiatrists could become an endangered species. The West Coast is a hub of American wine, so it makes sense that it

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It’s Music Week on Vinesse Today

This is my birthday, which means I get to write about whatever I want this week. (Just don’t tell the boss!) My four great loves in life are: 1-2. (tie) My wife and daughter. (You CAN tell them if you’d

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Scottsdale Set for Star-Studded Food & Wine Festival Nov. 7-9

America’s big population hubs — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, et al — have no shortage of wine-focused events over the course of any given year. But wine is popular in smaller cities as well, as the azcentral.com Food &

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Wine, Women and Music Unite in Palm Springs

The Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival unites two of the things I love most in life: music and wine. It’s really a music festival with a few wine components — and one of those wine components involves Vinesse! “Great music

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Music, Food and Wine in a Spectacular Setting

I have not yet been there, but friends are raving about the acoustics, the food and the wine at the Green Music Center on the grounds of Sonoma State University. Just being in Sonoma County is always a pleasure, given

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