Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Wine and chocolate come together at Pechanga

Temecula Valley, for many, is synonymous with Southern Californian wine country with eighty percent of visitors to the area partaking in wine-related activities according the recent announcement that the area will see an explosion of growth in hospitality over the next year. In fact, goes on further to describe Pechanga Resort & Casino's recent ground-breaking on a "$285 million expansion, more than doubling its current size. When complete, visitors to Pechanga Resort & Casino will enjoy a resort-style pool complex featuring...

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We're launching a new video series to help you get to know San Diego and we're asking for your help. Whether you are brand new to San Diego or thinking of relocating you may not know what neighborhood is right for you which is where #tourtuesday comes in. This year, we'll be taking you on a tour of different areas of San Diego exploring homes for sale, places to eat, and where to hang out.  Here are the steps to...

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Holiday Hosting Takeaways from the SDBWFF

At last year's San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, I was introduced to the talented mixologist Steve McDonagh of the Hearty Boys. Besides being a charismatic riot, Steve can really mix a cocktail. However, this year, he was joined by his partner Dan Smith. Together they took over the stage during the Lexus Grand Tasting and again during Pizzapalooza. While Steve intoxicates you, Dan will feed you to ensure the party keeps on going. If you want to know...

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What to Bring to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival & SommCon

San Diego Beer Week may have just wrapped up but the annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has taken over the city this week. The Grand Tasting is unfolding across the Embarcadero on Saturday but there are plenty of intimate opportunities to let your inner foodie shine including educational classes and seminars hosted by the festival's sister event--SommCon. SommCon is an industry-led convention with exclusive events for industry professionals as well as open-to-public tastings. While it may be evident...

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Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve

Time permitting, after dropping off my stepson to school in Rancho Peñasquitos (Skip to Market Snapshot), I like taking the pups on a quiet walk or jog through the local preserve. Fall is a beautiful time to visit and be reminded that even in San Diego, seasons do exist. The Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve is a stretch of 4,000 acres flanked by suburban homes situated approximately 20 miles from Downtown San Diego. I always remember to pack a large water bottle for the trail as water fountains are located at the trail heads. With...

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