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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:57

Michael David donates to the Animals

TASTE News Service, January 25, 2017 -- Michael David Winery is donating $25,000 to PAWS (The Performing Animal Welfare Society) in hopes that it will bring awareness and education to this great organization.

Saturday, 21 January 2017 19:53

Wine Pick of the Week

Woodbridge cabernet merlot Picmonkey

2014 Cabernet Merlot

 

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

California

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $15.75* 1.5L

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 11:34

Vince Petrucci Leaves International Legacy

(December 27, 2016) — Dr. Vincent Petrucci, professor emeritus of viticulture at California State University, Fresno, is remembered today by University President Joseph I. Castro as “an extraordinarily talented man who shared his special gifts as a Fresno State professor by educating new generations of viticulture and winemaking leaders.”

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 12:55

October 14, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

FreakshowRed 900 Picmonkey

2014 Freakshow Red

 

Michael David Winery

Lodi

Alcohol: 15.5%

Suggested Retail: $20

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:35

Sacramento to Dine on a Bridge

Tower Bridge Picmonkey

TASTE News Service, July 6, 2016 – Residents of California’s Capital have embraced the idea of eating dinner by the river. Actually, not just by the river, but right over the top of it. The Tower Bridge might seem an unlikely setting for something billed as a Gala Dinner, but the event is becoming a sold-out tradition.

Beer Drinkers at CA Craft Beer event PicmonkeySampling the new ones at 2015 Summit

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) today announced more than 700 craft breweries are now in operation across the state. The industry reaches this historic milestone during the early bird ticket sale for the CCBA's annual showcase of California's booming craft beer industry, the California Craft Beer Summit and Beer Festival.

Monday, 20 June 2016 12:36

Family Adventures in Sacramento

Juggling Joe Picmonkey

 

TASTE News Service, June 20, 2016 - Parents need look no further than Sacramento for a family-friendly destination that will please visitors of any age. From cool historical sites to kid-friendly restaurants, the city is packed with family-sized fun.

Below are just a few family adventures to try in the Sacramento region:

Trolley Inside Picmonkey

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 10, 2016 – Sterling Transportation has announced the official launch of the Sterling Trolley, a vintage street trolley that will enrich Sacramento’s transportation options for tourists and locals for downtown events, sports games, weddings and private tours.

The Sterling Trolley is Sacramento’s only vintage street trolley, featuring 15 wooden benches accommodating 30 total passengers. With classic origins such as hardwood floors and a backside balcony, this retrofitted trolley possesses modern features such as a Bluetooth stereo, and overhead LED multi-colored lighting.

bike trail Sacto Picmonkey 2Bike trail follows American River for nearly 30 miles

by Matthew Guillory

May 24, 2016 - When you are planning your visit to Sacramento, remember that “California Begins Here.” That does not only refer to the history of California and our designation as the capital city – it also refers to the Sacramento lifestyle. Sacramento celebrates the California lifestyle in a laid-back, approachable way that its visitors can enjoy as well.

Friday, 13 November 2015 13:23

November 13, 2015 Wine Pick of the Week

barefoot zinfandel Picmonkey

Zinfandel (N/V)

 

Barefoot

Lodi

Suggested Retail: 750ml $7, 1.5L $10.*

*average retail prices nationwide

 

“Recently we saw long-time wine writer Dan Berger’s comments about Barefoot Zinfandel and figured with his recommendation it had to be good. It is.

“Fruit for this wine comes from the Lodi appellation, which is about 45 miles south of Sacramento. In recent years vineyard acreage has increased hugely in the area. Though many varieties are grown successfully here, Zinfandel has always been regarded as Lodi’s signature grape.

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