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Summertime Tequila Cocktails

Summertime Tequila Cocktails

Summer is the perfect season for Tequila (and National Tequila Day is 7/24). So to help you savory the long, warm days, here are a couple cocktail recipes featuring...

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Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Wines of the Week: Under $20, 90 Points

Once again, we continue our series focusing on high quality wines, with wide distribution, that can be found for $20 or less. So add them to your shopping list,...

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Mundaka Paella by Executive Chef Brandon Miller

Mundaka Paella by Executive Chef Brandon Miller

Chef Brandon Miller of Mundaka in Carmel, CA,is renown for making authentic and delicious Paella that brings patrons from far and wide to savor his culinary skill...

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The Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival:  30th Year A Delicious Success

The Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival: 30th Year A Delicious Success

The Santa Barbara Wine + Food Festival was yet another amazing success to benefit the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Held in the beautiful backyard of...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

George’s Rants and Raves: Old Pulteney 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Did you know that there isn’t enough barley grown in Scotland to meet the requirements of the scotch producing industries much less let anyone in Scotland actually...

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Winery of the Week: August Ridge – Paso Robles, Ca

Winery of the Week: August Ridge – Paso Robles, Ca

John Barker’s family tradition of growing grapes in California (since the 1800’s) and his wife Jill’s Italian heritage blend together perfectly...

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Bombay Sapphire Cocktails for Summer

Bombay Sapphire Cocktails for Summer

Gin and summer are an ideal pair, so we decided to share some “gintastic” recipes from Bombay Sapphire in order to help give you a little greater appreciation...

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Whaling Station in Monterey: A Steak Lovers Tradition

Whaling Station in Monterey: A Steak Lovers Tradition

Old World Steak House Traditions live on at the internationally acclaimed Whaling Station, perched just above Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. Named Monterey County’s...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Ungava Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Ungava Gin

Have you ever heard the one about the Eskimo and the gin? Now, doesn’t that sound like the intro to an insensitive, racist, slanderous, offensive, pejorative,...

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Winery of the Week: HammerSky Vineyards – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: HammerSky Vineyards – Paso Robles

At a time when so many wines, especially those on the shelves of large retailers, are trending towards a soft and sweet character, it’s refreshing to find...

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