San Diego

San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California and is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. San Diego is the birthplace of California and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. The population was estimated to be 1,322,553 as of 2012.
Posts about San Diego
    • Eat Like A Local: the Best Portuguese and Spanish Restaurants in the USA

      Portugal is synonymous with meandering alleys adorned with dancing laundry. The faded florals of sun-bleached sheets, starched by heat of the sun, among a waterfall of socks flowing across the lines. When we’re not picking our way carefully across the uneven stones worn smooth and often slick from the rain, we look up to get our bearings, to find the sunlight filtering down.

      Catavino- 8 readers -
    • The Week in Zinfandel (12/29/14)

      Welcome to the latest installment of The Week in Zinfandel. If I missed your post or story please send me a link and I will be sure to include it next week. Cheers! San Diego City Beat writes Peachy Canyon’s Snow Zinfandel is All the Cold We Need. Wine Country Getaways writes The Louis M. Martini Winery in St. Helena. Wine Align reviews the 2011 Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineyard Zinfandel.

      Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 3 readers -
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    • Top Ten Wine Tastes of 2014

      by Frank Mangio Pop the corks, and let the new year of 2015 begin. 2014 by any wine follower’s yardstick was a beauty. As we noted in an earlier TASTE OF WINE, the price point for a bottle of wine and a night at a favorite restaurant rose per consumer. Many more household wine names were doing road shows at restaurants and wine events. The French wines continued their slide, especially in the U.S.

      Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Pinot Noir- 10 readers -
  • Are you a beer trader or a beer traitor?

    … The urge to travel all over for beer has grown immencley with every trip I take and every bottle I open. My husband and I have began to check Kayak regularly for weekend trips to PDX and Seattle since our local airport flies directly there and now San Diego. It’s almost silly NOT to go away on our weekends. We have traveled to several different…

    Moxie Lady- 2 readers -
  • Crowdfunding Winery

    …” on their labels. Well, yet another company has been targeted – but this time it is one of the traditional and big corporate players, rather than a flashy and trendy newcomer. Maker’s Mark, a subsidiary of Beam Suntory, Inc., has been hit with a potential class-action lawsuit, filed Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court in San Diego, alleging that the venerable…

    Grapelines- 9 readers -
  • Tequila and A Mexico City Experience in Old Town San Diego

    …. Although tacos and enchiladas are on a lunch menu, dinner is gourmet Mexico City , with mole and chipotle sauces complimenting pork, chicken fish and beef dishes. For the true expression of these dishes, try the Medallones Portal, grilled filet mignon medallions and Portobello mushrooms, served in a delicate mixture of mustard and chipotle sauces. El…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update- 2 readers -
  • The WineFashionista Guide to the Best Wine Holiday Gifts

    … of jewelry made from wine bottles, but the pieces from reVetro are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, and I am picky when it comes to jewelry. Kelly and Leslie Tiano, a daughter and mother-in-law team from San Diego are creating eco-friendly baubles combining metal and recycled glass that you’ll want to collect. There’s a gorgeous lariat with three…

    WineFashionista- 4 readers -
  • A Farmer in the Kitchen at Bistro West

    … of the West Village, with its West Inn & Suites and West Steak and Seafood. Executive Chef Jeff Campagna orchestrates the ever-evolving menu at Bistro West in Carlsbad, based on his seasonal harvest of produce at the restaurant’s farm. Several years ago, West Farm, a 3 acre produce-growing piece of paradise, was added to the West family, just a few…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update- 15 readers -
  • Clubbin’ It

    …. Then there was the Roark Chenin Blanc 2012 from Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara County). Honestly, I didn’t love it, but it too challenged my perceptions, got me thinking about what can be done in Central California. Warm weather = rich, lush wines? Not here. This baby was crisp and austere, dry as a bone. It’s also worth noting that the packaging on Le…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 6 readers -
  • 12 Beers of Christmas: Green Flash Double Stout (Day 6)

    … The sixth day of Beermas features an enormous, tasty stout from the West Coast! Green Flash Double Stout Producer: Green Flash Brewing Company; San Diego, CA Beer Name: Double Stout Style: Stout Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 8.8% Appearance: Solid black, almost no head Aroma: Roasted malt, sweet, milky Virginia Pour House Review…

    Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 33 readers -
  • The Most Interesting Wines Of 2014

    … “Bravado” (Georgia, $21) There is NO WAY you saw this wine coming, unless you’re from Georgia. And I don’t mean the Caucuses, I mean the state of Georgia. In the USA. This was the most pleasant surprise for me during my judging tenure this year at the excellent Critics Challenge event in Stay-Classy San Diego. When I covered this little gem, I wrote…

    1 Wine Dudein Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Valdinera 2013 Roero Arneis, Piemonte

    … Arneis is my favorite Italian white wine. Until recently I had all but given up – Verdicchio and Trebbiano weren’t getting it done for me. They seemed rather bland – and I veered away from Pinot Grigio quite some time ago. A couple years ago I arranged an evening meal at a great Italian restaurant in San Diego for our board of directors. We…

    Toledo Wines and Vines- 2 readers -
  • What’s in your Glass: Marina Kitchen’s Blind Tasting

    …by Frank Mangio There is no more knowledgeable or harder-working Advanced Sommelier in San Diego than Josh Orr at Marina Kitchen at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, who in a short time in the wine presenting business, has distinguished himself as the acclaimed winner of the prestigious national Top/Somm competition. He has recently wowed…

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  • SD Vintners Debut 2014 Barrel Samples At Fall Harvest Event

    …. Vinavanti Urban Winery uses minimal winemaking principles which embrace using the local fruit, spontaneous fermentation, carbonic maceration, no fining or filtering, no oak and the use of screw tops instead of cork. www.vinavanti.com San Diego’s Ex-Fire Chief, Jeff Bowman, of Screaming Chief is now the chief in his own vineyard, growing Malbec…

    Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!- 1 readers -
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    … in the North Coast (as is usually the case) but all the way down to San Diego. That may dampen some holiday spirits, but we’re all glad that the drought finally is showing signs of weakening. Meanwhile—I have to get this in—the a**holes were out in force again last night in Oakland, looting and vandalizing, in the name of civil rights and social justice…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Cheers to Nat’l #ZinDay W Nov 19!

    … tend to pile on our plates. It’s also a red wine that pleases many palates. If you’re in the San Luis Obispo area, you might drop by the tasting room and give Sextant a swirl. Out of all the wines I tasted last week at the Wine Tourism Conference (probably 100 or so from the Paso region and beyond –more on WTC14 soon!), I think this Zinfandel…

    Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator- 3 readers -
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