Tag: Wine Tasting

Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker’s Guide To Wine Tasting

Fruity With A Hint Of Bologna: A Slacker’s Guide To Wine Tasting

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Science is a beautiful thing — especially when it helps you impress your foodie friends. Here we present five easy party tricks — based on science — that will make you look like a wine tasting pro. Do try this at home.

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6 Affordable Wines You Should Buy Today, from Wine Riot

6 Affordable Wines You Should Buy Today, from Wine Riot

| August 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Want some tasty and affordable wines for your next meal, event or drunken binge. Here are 6 affordable ones from the Wine Riot event. Wine Riot is the hipster version of wine tasting. Bread and cheese has been replaced with…more bread and cheese, but in the shape of pizza.

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Two-Wheeled Tasting:  Exploring East Bay Wineries

Two-Wheeled Tasting: Exploring East Bay Wineries

| July 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Take a break from Napa and leave your car behind to visit the nearly 20 East Bay urban wineries that dot the industrial west side of Berkeley and Oakland.

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Sipping Sonoma Wines in the City

Sipping Sonoma Wines in the City

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Over one hundred Sonoma County Winemakers descend on San Francisco for a week of wine tastings, classes and wine and food truck match ups.

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The Napa Wine Train: Ride High

The Napa Wine Train: Ride High

| November 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

When my friend Karen asked me if I was interested in taking a trip on the Napa Valley Wine Train, I thought she was joking. She’s a rather sophisticated woman– one who lived in the Napa Valley for ten years. She must know something I don’t. Or someone. That someone turned out to be Ryan Graham, director of the Wine Train’s wine program– an old friend of Karen’s from her time at the infamous Bistro Don Giovanni.

My initial reaction was snobbish. I’d always considered the Wine Train as a gimmicky tourist attraction, upon which the locals would never ride or, at least, openly admit to riding. Sort of like the Disneyland Railroad, but with alcohol.

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