All Posts Tagged With "Wine Tasting"

Taste of Sonoma

Top Wine Event Taste of Sonoma
Certainly, Sonoma’s top wine event of the year, Taste of Sonoma.  Sonoma State University hosts wine and food lovers to sample delicious wines and savory cuisine from top vintners and chefs.  Insightful wine seminars guide you through different varietals, terroir, and fermentation techniques involved in viticulture. Over 120 participating wineries showcase their prized pours and themed lounges offer limited edition and reserve wines.  In addition, a marketplace opens for a …

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North Coast Wine & Food Festival

North Coast Wine and Food Festival
North Coast Wine & Food Festival guests savor over 90 Gold and Silver Medal Wines from five California counties.  Meanwhile, 25 chefs from restaurants like Zazu Kitchen & Farm, Chalkboard, Perch & Plow, Tisza Bistro, Mateo’s Cocina Latina.  Also, tasting stations with mushroom, cheese, cupcake, doughnut and caviar choices. Plus, Celebrity chef John Ash and Sonoma Family Meal are hosting an ongoing interactive food experience during the day. Attendees must …

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Spring Vineyard Hike at Jordan Winery 5/10 or 5/11

Spring Vineyard Hike at Jordan Winery
Embark on a spring vineyard hike through the beautiful Jordan Estate, home of Jordan Vineyard and Winery.  Begin the day with a continental breakfast to fuel your four-mile journey. Start and end at the winery and weave through hills, valleys, woods, and meadows with elevation change of 300 feet.  This moderate Sonoma County hike reveals the breathtaking views of mountains and wine regions. Take a break at the top of …

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Mother’s Day Wine Country Weekend — better than brunch

Mothers Day Brunch in Wine Country
Still wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? If you want to make Mom feel special, there’s still time to plan a Mother’s Day wine country weekend. Get away from the people-packed city and experience the slower pace of Sonoma and Napa where springtime is in full bloom.  Mother’s Day in wine country This is the year to surprise the mother in your life with a wine country getaway. Chances …

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Spring Vineyard Hike at Jordan Winery 4/26 or 4/27

Spring Vineyard Hike at Jordan Winery
Embark on a spring vineyard hike through the beautiful Jordan Estate, home of Jordan Vineyard and Winery.  Begin the day with a continental breakfast to fuel your four-mile journey. Start and end at the winery and weave through hills, valleys, woods, and meadows with elevation change of 300 feet.  This moderate Sonoma County hike reveals the breathtaking views of mountains and wine regions. Take a break at the top of …

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Sommelier — much more than a wine steward

Sommelier
Wine geeks share a language of their own. What exactly does it mean when a wine expert describes a wine as crunchy, chunky, or chewy? Okay, you know what chewy means, but … chewy wine? Instead of trying to decipher the qualities of a wine that is muscular or tight, leave it to the sommelier. What is a sommelier? Dictionaries describe a sommelier (pronounced suh MUL yay) as a wine steward, but the job …

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Passport Weekend Countdown — your ticket to Wine Country

Passport Weekend in Wine Country
The annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley is a weekend wine extravaganza. And it’s coming up Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. Wineries go all out for Passport Weekend, now in its 30th year. If you love wine, you need to know about this favorite wine event. Passport Weekend 101 This casual, upscale weekend is about immersing yourself in the good life of Sonoma Wine Country. There are hundreds …

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Sonoma Barrel Tasting 2019 — enjoy a wine tasting adventure!

Barrels of wine
Don’t miss Wine Road’s 2019 Barrel Tasting event in Sonoma County. This is your chance to sample wines from the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys. But this isn’t like your typical wine tasting experience. Barrel tasting happens only once a year Each spring, the grapes that were harvested the prior year, usually late summer through fall, are ready for sampling. Winemakers regularly taste test their barrels during the …

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Cabernet Sauvignon – the perfect winter wine

Wine and a good book in front of the fire.
When it’s chilly outside, wine drinkers tend to gravitate toward reds. And Cabernet Sauvignon places first among winter wine. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy whites or some bubbly in winter, but red wine simply has more appeal this time of year. Why?   What is it about red wine in winter? Winter reds warm us up. They’re served at warmer temperatures, which brings out the fuller flavor of …

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