bottlerocket
Jan. 22 2016
When imagining a place that specializes in wines from the Pacific Time Zone you may think of California Chardonnay or Oregon Pinot Noir. While the aptly named Pacific Time (5277 Linda Vista Rd.) does
sophora_web
Dec. 27 2015
While the impending New Year’s Eve holiday puts sparkling wines on shopping lists everywhere, for me they’re an anytime staple of my wine rack. Bubbly is palatable on its own, pairs well with...
bottlerocket
Nov. 27 2015
Now that the temperature has dipped (below 80 degrees) it’s time once again to drink red wines. I was sharing a red blend with a friend recently and she asked me why blends weren’t more popular
vinavantiforweb
Nov. 2 2015
Taking a page from the craft beer playbook, a number of local wineries are opening locations in high-traffic, central locations. These urban wineries offer the tasting room experience within the produ
IMG_0049
Oct. 2 2015
Not all wines can claim they were born of an earth-shaking event, but one of Forgotten Barrel's (11855 Sorrento Valley Road) offerings sure can
Wine-Folly
Sept. 4 2015
Throughout the upcoming book Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine, Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack succeed at making the familiar seem new and the new seem familiar
matthiasson_8818
Aug. 7 2015
I've recently come to terms with being a true blue (or should that be pink?) fan of Rosé. The quintessential backyard wine often gets a bad rap—either due to the long, sordid history of white...
bottlerocket
July 10 2015
If you're a cheese fanatic-like myself-you're familiar with Venissimo Cheese, and its four locations in San Diego. But what you may not be aware of is its Academy of Cheese classes with some designed...
threebottles_web
June 22 2015
Confession: I'm not a baseball fan. But if anything could get me to a game it would be a good glass of wine
domaine_artefact
May 22 2015
The rustic charm of Bernardo Winery, the oldest operating vineyard and winery in San Diego, was an idyllic setting for this year's San Diego County Vintner's Association Wine and Food Festival.
wente_chardonnay
May 1 2015
National Chardonnay Day is a thing I never thought I'd give a damn about. I'm typically turned off by California's golden grape, with buttery versions being too rich and lighter versions too bland
GroceryOutlet_wines
April 11 2015
I've mentioned that I've got champagne taste on a boxed-wine budget. Therefore, my interest was piqued when Grocery Outlet invited me to peruse their recent wine sale. Still, I was skeptical about what...
TemeculaValleyWinegrowersAssociation
March 20 2015
I was invited by the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association to take part in a "virtual tasting," which sounds stranger than it was. The wine was real. The virtual part came via an online broadcast where...
LeParfaitParis
Feb. 27 2015
Downtown's Le Parfait Paris has quickly made itself known for coffee, desserts and decadent pastries. Since opening late last year, it's become a go-to for caffeine addicts and sweet-toothers
wineforweb
Feb. 6 2015
One of my worst habits is laziness. From laundry piles to idle Sunday mornings, it rules my life. It even affects my drinking. I know the varietals and regions I like, plus accessible, affordable bran
DallmannConfections
Jan. 16 2015
Owner Isabella Valencia and husband / sommelier Jayson Knack host about two pairing classes at Dallmann (789 W. Harbor Drive, Downtown) each month, with beer, wine, cheese, desserts and, perhaps...
peachycanyon
Dec. 26 2014
Peachy Canyon Winery's reds have long been a mainstay on my wine rack, its Incredible Red both easy to drink and easy on the budget.
thewinepub
Dec. 5 2014
I don't find myself in Point Loma often, but I've found a reason to change that. The Wine Pub is a welcoming place for a drink-and a nibble-tucked between a bank and a Thai restaurant in a busy...
WineWednesday
Nov. 14 2014
When I was invited to Wine Wednesday at Marina Kitchen in the Marriott Marquis (333 W. Harbor Drive), I wasn't sure what to expect
wine
Oct. 24 2014
I recently decided to cohabitate with my better half. In addition to blending our hodgepodge furniture, it also meant bringing together my love of dry red wines with his inexplicable desire to drink s

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