End-of-Year Stuffed Bell Peppers

Time to take a break from Mexico City recaps for a few days of Christmas festivities, an end-of-year post and a glass of 2013 Cultivar Oak Knoll Cabernet Franc. Ryan and I celebrated Christmas by opening our gifts to each other on Christmas Eve, spending Christmas day at his mom’s house, and finishing off the […]

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Saturday Swig #14 – Santa Clara Valley Passport Weekend

This week’s Saturday Swig is actually an event – the Santa Clara Valley Passport Weekend! The passport is $30. It includes tastings for two specific weekends during the year, PLUS whatever festivities the participating wineries have planned for passport holders. That’s two separate wine tasting weekends and opportunities to try out wineries in a region […]

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Saturday Swig #13 – Black Box California Riesling

This week’s Saturday Swig comes in a box. In an effort to drop the hefty price tag of acclaimed wines, Black Box Wines ditched the bottle in 2003 and became “the first U.S. vintner to offer super-premium, appellation-specific, vintage-dated wines in a box.” The first to hit this blog? A winner of a gold medal […]

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