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 PRWEB.com announcement that the area will see an explosion of growth in hospitality over the next year. In fact, PRWEB.com 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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just a little SommCon Recap

So I am super behind on sharing this post.  It's embarrassing but better late than never? (That's an intentional question mark; feel my skepticism.) On top of wanting to share with you my week of feeling like a wine aficionado, I've been dying to do a post dedicated to the significant lover's and my home purchase and all the fun (and time consuming) projects we've decided to take on as a result of buying the house. All in due time....

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just a little excitement over the upcoming SommCon @SDBWFF

Next weekend is my third romance with the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival.   This time of year I feel...I feel...what's the word for patriotism for one's city?  Civicism?  Well, that's how I feel.  And this year, perhaps because third time is a charm, the SDBWFF has collaborated to align its annual event along with SommCon, which promotes, distills, and elaborates on the business of wine.  I'm drooling.  I'm drooling triple because this time around, I'm representing my dear...

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just a little in my kitchen this september

The months are flying by this year and I haven't posted as much as I hoped to.  One thing I really love about Celia's In My Kitchen posts over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial is that they give me a chance to recap a month and share a little bit about what's been happening in my humble kitchen here in San Diego. First off, we've been living in our current neighborhood for a little over six months now and...

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just a little reason to celebrate

I'm going to cut to the chase.  I just turned thirty. It was bound to happen, right? First, you learn how to crawl, then walk, then run, then drink, then you're back to walking and possibly crawling because you've just had a few bottles of wine but you still have at least a handful of vineyards left to hit-up before you really quit and just fall asleep somewhere. That wasn't exactly what happened on my celebratory birthday trip to Sonoma...

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