Exploring Stags Leap District Unknown Wineries

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This last weekend, as discussed in our April 15, 2013 post, was the Stags Leap’s District annual celebration of the appellations vintners and wines. We attended one of the Vineyard to Vintner Weekend’s three events: Saturday’s Open Houses in which 19 wineries opened their facilities and their caves for tours, meet-the-winemaker events, music and merriment. [Read more …]

Napa’s Stags Leap District Stages its Annual Vineyard to Vintner (V2V) Weekend

Stags Leap is, as we have discussed in a number of posts, one of our favorite cab appellations. We are, therefore, anxiously awaiting our first chance to participate in their annual blow-out Vineyard to Vintner weekend, where dozens of the district’s wineries pull out all stops to present their newly released wines. [Read more …]

Epicuria: Food & Zinfandel Pairings—ZAP Does it Again!

We always look forward to the Zinfandel Advocates and Producer (fondly know n as ZAP) annual Zinfandel Festival. The festival has four primary parts: A Grand Tasting which, this year, featured more than 500 Zins from more than 200 producers and attracted 8,000 people: Flights, which provide winemaker-hosted [Read more …]

Epicuria: Food & Zinfandel Pairings—ZAP Does it Again!

We always look forward to the Zinfandel Advocates and Producer (fondly know n as ZAP) annual Zinfandel Festival. The festival has four primary parts: A Grand Tasting which, this year, featured more than 500 Zins from more than 200 producers and attracted 8,000 people: Flights, which provide winemaker-hosted [Read more …]

Epicuria: Food & Zinfandel Pairings—ZAP Does it Again!

We always look forward to the Zinfandel Advocates and Producer (fondly know n as ZAP) annual Zinfandel Festival. The festival has four primary parts: A Grand Tasting which, this year, featured more than 500 Zins from more than 200 producers and attracted 8,000 people: Flights, which provide winemaker-hosted [Read more …]

Healdsburg Mushroom Weekend

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The Sonoma town of Healdsburg held its second annual Mushroom Weekend The weekend of February 23. Having partaken of a previous year’s mushroom weekend at Sea Ranch, we were up for another effort. Mushroom Foraging and Feed The Healdsburg event included a range of activities, from multi-course mush dinners, [Read more …]