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Chocolate Potato Chip Goodness

Chocolate Potato Chip Goodness

  This is short and simple today: a recipe that combines two of the best foods in the most amazing way possible. It was sent by the folks at Mark West Wines, and they recommend serving it with their Black Label Pinot Noir. Don’t blame be if you become addicted. POTATO CHIP AND SEA SALT […]

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Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

Holiday 2016 Gift Guide

  This year’s 2016 Gift Guide features an abundance of ideas for presents that are fun, practical and, in many cases, charitable. Happy shopping!     Charm-Ing Here’s a new way to keep tabs on your glassware: these adorable magnetic charms! They are made to fit on whatever you drink from, from stemmed wine glasses […]

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Benovia Winery

Benovia Winery

Benovia Winery is a small oasis that feels all the more the more like a secret discovery thanks to the long, narrow road with minimal signage and twisty turns that leads to their tasting room. Of course, there are two are-we-there-yet moments along the way…and then the road ends. Thankfully, it does so at a low-slung […]

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32 Winds Wine

32 Winds Wine

  Sherry Harkins, a partner at 32 Winds Wine, is hands down, the hostess with the mostest. I wander up for my appointment, which she’s completely forgotten. Without missing a beat, she pours me a glass of chardonnay and directs me to what she calls “the best seat in the house:” a cozy chair overlooking […]

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Emeritus Vineyards (Revisited)

Emeritus Vineyards (Revisited)

  Full confession: I am a longtime fan of Emeritus and have written about them before. But I’ve never gotten to meet the owner, Brice Cutrer Jones, and my recent visit gave me the chance to do that as well as see their beautiful new tasting room. Designed by his daughter, Mari (who holds the […]

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