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Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Winery of the Week: Vasco Urbano – Livermore Valley

Vasco Urbano Wine Company was created by the folks at Nottingham Cellars (which focuses on Bordeaux-style wines) because they wanted to showcase the exceptional...

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Refreshing Labor Day Cocktails

Refreshing Labor Day Cocktails

Before you trade in your flip flops and tank tops for jackets and boots, enjoy the remaining days of summer with some Labor Day-themed cocktails. These summery sips...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Ford’s London Dry Gin

George’s Rants and Raves: Ford’s London Dry Gin

Of the 85 or so London dry gins available throughout the world, only a handful are actually produced in London. London gin is one of 4 recognized types of gin and...

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Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

Winery of the Week: Howell Mountain Vineyards – Napa Valley

In 1988, Mike Beatty and another prominent Howell Mountain vineyard owner started Howell Mountain Vineyards to produce their own wines and showcase their grapes....

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Skinnygirl Cocktails Puts a Fun Twist on National Lemonade Day

Skinnygirl Cocktails Puts a Fun Twist on National Lemonade Day

In honor of National Lemonade Day on August 20th, Skinnygirl® Cocktails is putting a refreshing twist on the classic summertime sip. When life hands you lemons,...

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Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

Winery of the Week: Hunt Cellars – Paso Robles

David Hunt, the owner and winemaker of Hunt Cellars, is blind, but he still plays the piano and names most of his wines after musical terms. David says that his...

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George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

George’s Rants and Raves: Camus Ile de Re Cognacs

Well, you would have to figure that anyone who has been doing something since 1863 just might be doing it right. The Camus family has been making their fine cognacs...

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Summer Cocktails Perfect to Pair with Oysters

Summer Cocktails Perfect to Pair with Oysters

Blue Points, Kumamotos or Malpeques?  Oysters are everyone’s favorite aphrodisiac.   And what better way to cool off during hot summer days than to slurp down...

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Winery of the Week: Sol Rouge

Winery of the Week: Sol Rouge

The red volcanic soil of their estate vineyards, in Lake County, provided the inspiration for the winery’s name, as Sol Rouge means “Red Soil” in French....

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George’s Rants and Raves: Blue Nectar Tequila

George’s Rants and Raves: Blue Nectar Tequila

You’ve undoubtedly heard that old adage about the squeaky wheel getting the grease, but have you ever heard the one about the raving reporter getting the goodies?...

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