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Oregon Cares October 22 at the Allison Inn and Spa

Oregon Cares will be held Sunday, October 22 at the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg, Oregon. The minimum donation is $125 per ticket:  

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Bob, Kelly, and Sarah Smerling Cabana Winery at Family Winemakers 2017

Cabana Winery and Bistro at Family Winemakers 2017

Cabana is the first of two central valley wineries we visited at Family Winemakers 2017. (Dancing Coyote is the second.) Located in East Sacramento, the official name is

Pier 27 view Family Winemakers 2017 Stay On Message

Family Winemakers 2017 Stay True To Your Terroir

This is our overview article about the Family Winemakers Tasting 2017 event. We’ve attended and reviewed these event organizers a few times in the past (most notably in

Domaine Anderson at the Festival Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Part 2

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 1, 3, and 4: Part 1: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/ Update: I just

The Venue at Goldeneye Winery Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Update November 16: This article evolved into a four-part series.  Here are the links to parts 2, 3, and 4: Part 2: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/10/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-part-2/ Part 3: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-1/ Part 4: http://californiawinefan.com/2016/11/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival-day-2-part-2/ The third weekend

Stanford Art, Wine, and Music Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Stanford Art and Wine Stroll 2016

Ah, retirement.  What retirement? We've been busy with a time-consuming consulting project.  Which is now over.  Which means we'll try to catch up on our writing.  Starting right

Sean and Nicole Minor Pinot Shootout at the ARtisan Corral

Pinot Shootout at the Artisan Corral

OK, we apologize to John Sturges. James and Christine were kind enough to invite us to this event. They know us too well. We could not resist a semi-blind

Ankida Ridge at IPNC

Ankida Ridge Picked for IPNC

A few summers ago we were invited to a tasting of Virgina wines at Siduri.  We were very impressed by several, including Ankida Ridge.  (You can read our

Gary Farrell Winery Gary Farrell Visits Artisan. Plus Christine’s Chardonnay Challenge

Gary Farrell Visits Artisan. Plus Christine’s Chardonnay Challenge

Well, not Gary himself. The winery, however, was well-represented via winemaker Theresa Heredia. More on Ms. Heredia later. But for now this quote from an interview at

Crawford Family Wines

The End of Bad Pinots? Garagiste Visits Solvang Overview

Garagiste Southern Exposure, Solvang, February, 2016 from Norma Schroder on Vimeo. On February 11 we headed south. Our objective was the Southern Exposure edition of the California Garagistes on

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