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.
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    • The Most Interesting Wines Of 2014

      The Most Interesting Wines of the Year – some of the more thought-provoking discussion here on these virtual pages have come courtesy of this annual list, compiled with a not insignificant amount of effort on my part in looking back on the crap-ton of wines that I had the pleasure (mostly, anyway) to have tasted over the last twelve months.

      1 Wine Dudein Chardonnay- 8 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: The beer pours a solid black with a ...

      Eric Schiavo/ Virginia Pour House- 33 readers -
    • Clubbin’ It

      Wine club subscriptions make a fantastic holiday gift. Le Metro Wine Club Box (via Le Metro Facebook) When it comes to holiday gift giving, wine lovers love wine. This time of year, outside the commonwealth at least, wine clubs get a lot of attention for their gift-giving appeal. But can you, you might ask, give the gift of a wine club inside Pennsylvania? The simple answer is yes.

      Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 6 readers -
  • Tequila and A Mexico City Experience in Old Town San Diego

    … an intimate, living room style dining location with roots in Mexico City , El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria. I’ve lost count of the number of Mexican style restaurants in Old Town . El Agave is the only Mexico City inspired menu in the district, and it has the largest tequila collection in the U.S. – boasting 2,000 bottles. Within this tasteful…

    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- 3 readers -
  • A Farmer in the Kitchen at Bistro West

    …. Choice of entrée, $40. to $45. Call 951-491-8077. Plumpjack Winery is tasted at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido Sat. Dec. 20 from 2 to 4pm. $15. charge. Call to reserve at 760-745-1200. North County Wine Company presents a very special wine tasting, Fri. Dec. 19 and Sat. Dec. 20, titled “the Tobin Twenty.” The Tobin brothers promise a memorable night of wine tasting. Call 760-653-9032.…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Update- 8 readers -
  • Valdinera 2013 Roero Arneis, Piemonte

    … has the same striking power as a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but in a distinctly Italian way. It matches beautifully with seafood or can be drunk by itself as an aperitif. I encountered the Valdinera Roero Arneis at the Wine Affair fundraising, which benefits the Northwest Ohio Kidney Foundation. It’s made available locally through Bowling Green…

    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…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Syrah -
  • SD Vintners Debut 2014 Barrel Samples At Fall Harvest Event

    … at the end of July. While the crop yielded 10% less this year, the small berry clusters were good with concentrated juice. When asked about the future of Syrah in San Diego County, he replied that, “Syrah was making a comeback”. The old Chardonnay rootstock at Orfila is now grafted with Syrah. Kind of a “Que Sera, Syrah” moment!…

    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 -
  • Pork & Pinot - Perfect Night at 20/Twenty

    ….), Cambria Estate 2012 ($19.), Champ de Reves Anderson Valley 2012 ($36.) and Hartford Court Russian River Valley 2012 ($42.). Jackson Family owns 47 wineries worldwide. Jess Jackson the owner, before he recently died, declared “I want to make the best wines I can, at every price point and be dedicated to sustainability.” 5,000 acres of Jackson wine has…

    Taste of Wine TV - Weekly Updatein Pinot Noir- 3 readers -
  • Genoa Cellars 2011 Flying Colors, Red Mountain, $29

    … This two-man boutique winery in Woodinville, Wash., loves to play with Sangiovese from Red Mountain, and here’s one of three bottlings that include the noble Italy variety. (Devotees may remember the Syrah-influenced blend as Three Sheets, but a San Diego brewery producing a barley wine beat them to the name.) This leads with Sangiovese (45…

    Great Northwest Winein Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Happy San Diego Beer Week!

    … Happy San Diego Beer Week! What San Diego beers will you be drinking this week? I’ll be representing at the Brewers Guild Festival tomorrow, say hi but don’t spill my beer! #SDBW Like this: Like Loading... Related Posted on November 7, 2014, in Events and tagged AleSmith, Alpine Beer, Ballast Point, Benchmark Brewing, Brewers…

    Vines & Steins- 1 readers -
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