With the right host, an invitation to an afternoon of lawn bowling can make for a fun wine & dine adventure with old and new friends, great food and some really good wine. Such was the case when I attended the Oakland Olympiad event hosted by Stag Dining last week in Oakland’s Lakeside Park on Lake […]
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Wine corkscrews come in a lot of shapes and sizes, from the simple waiter’s corkscrew (right) to full strength, high speed electric or pneumatic models found in busy wine bars. For home use, there are a wide range of corkscrews that work great without breaking our piggy banks. However, I’m sometimes asked about the best […]
My Berryessa Gap Vineyards tasting room adventure started like so many do – a few free minutes and a tasting room nearby. The town of Winters (map below) is in Northern California’s Yolo County nut tree country, roughly midway between Napa and Sacramento at the eastern base of the Vaca Mountains. After a stop at Cache Creek Casino […]
Tasting room wine sales of less than a case are frequently packaged in winery bags these days. Whether configured to hold one, two, four or six bottles, winery bags are a convenient way to carry your wine purchase home. If you’re in tasting rooms often and buy wines there frequently, as many Wine Adventure explorers […]
Warm days are still with us, so I’m back with another summer wine recommendation – 2014 Husch Vineyards Chardonnay. This wine is another affordable discovery purchased at Diablo Foods in downtown Lafayette, CA. Family owned and operated, Diablo Foods is currently celebrating 48 years in business and offers the best produce, meats and customer service in the […]
This past Thursday (July 28th) BevMo! held the grand opening of its 160th store in Lafayette, California. The shop is located on the northeast corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Lafayette Circle in the west Mt. Diablo shopping district (see map below). Thank you, BevMo!, for my special invitation to the opening.* If you’ve shopped the […]