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Tuesday, we made a late night dash to Tacolicious on Chestnut Street for some Carnitas tacos.  It’s amazing that for $4, you can get a delicious taco plus chips and a big serving of their spicy, mint infused salsa.  Trust … Continue reading

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Merlove… at Benziger Family Winery

Last week, I attended the CANVAS Connect Spring Fling at Benziger winery in Sonoma.  We enjoyed fabulous cuisine like asparagus, green onion and white truffle oil pizza amongst plush outdoor seating in the verdant gardens.  Then, we ventured into the … Continue reading

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So, I was lucky enough to end up at RN74, one of Michael Mina’s restaurants, after a week long vacation in Miami. Whoo hoo! Anyway, four of us dined and each enjoyed different dishes.  My favorite was the white corn … Continue reading

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Ynez Pinot Noir

Serendipitous circumstances led us back to California Wine Merchant.  We showed up at the right time and things got bubbly.  The next thing I knew I was eating cookies with Peter KNEZ from said winery.   His Pinot Noir is lovely!  … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 Conference comes to San Francisco

Just got back from Day One of the conference at the Moscone Center.  These companies leave me amazed and inspired.  And, realizing that there is so much technology that can be employed to maximize the web experience! My personal favorite … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Baja Precious EVOO!

Congratulations to Javier Livas and Baja Precious Extra Virgin Olive Oil (in EnVino bottles) for making it to the Number 1 spot on’s list of Bestselling Hot New Releases in the Oils, Vinegars & Dressings category!!

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Castello di Amorosa

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the Cheers to Taste event at Castello di Amorosa in northern Napa Valley.  This 13th century, Tuscan-style Castle and is 121,000 square feet and has 107 rooms.  It features  several cellars as … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

This past weekend, I had an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Chinese New Year’s celebration in San Francisco.  This celebration began in San Francisco after the Gold Rush and our city is proud to host the second … Continue reading

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Sacramento Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

For the third consecutive year, the trade show was buzzing.  But this year, the energy was back.  Winemakers & marketers were optimistic about launching new brands and reviving cool projects.  Always a great time, I managed to trade plastic bottles … Continue reading

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San Francisco Winter Fancy Food Show 2011

This year, I attended the Winter Fancy Food Show for the first time.  Never in my life have I seen such an amazing display of specialty food, especially chocolate and cheese.  This cheesecake is actually made from stacked brie wheels  … Continue reading

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