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Tahoe City, CA
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Time for pie

Tahoe weather is warming up, Memorial Day is on our doorstep and barbecue and picnic season has arrived. Vegetable and fruit boxes are available...

A Rosé primer

  On a recent stroll with Abigail, aka “The World’s Best Dog,” we passed a sidewalk cafe where, as was evident by their demeanor, two...

California’s Mountain Masterpieces

Some of the most memorable wines I’ve had in the course of my wine journey have come from mountain vineyards — opaque, structured behemoths...

Japanese spirits and cocktails

Japanese whiskey has taken the U.S. by storm. Some are light and smooth while others lean toward a rich scotch experience and most are...

Quality Aussie wines

I bet the first word that comes to mind when you think of Australian wines is big: big fruit, big alcohol and big critters...

Wines for spring

Spring is all about nature’s renewal. What better time to commit to some things new and wonderful in the wine world. For those of...

Willamette Valley: The New Burgundy

Our worldwide wine tour’s next stop is Oregon’s Willamette Valley, aka “The New Burgundy.” The Willamette Valley is becoming a great wine region because...

Meet the new port

What do you think of when you hear the word port? I bet you picture the complex, rich and earthy, fortified sweet wine to...

Wine tour to Saratoga

OK, fellow wine lovers, what’s on our checklist for an ideal, quick, wine-country getaway? It should be an easy drive, so we can get...

The art of the craft cocktail

Ryan Dierks, co-owner of the Truckee Tavern & Grill, has a reputation. If you want a cocktail in Truckee, he is one of the...