Wine tasting – Perbacco Cellars http://perbaccocellars.com/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 21:09:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://perbaccocellars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Wine tasting – Perbacco Cellars http://perbaccocellars.com/ 32 32 Artist reception and wine tasting at the Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op https://perbaccocellars.com/artist-reception-and-wine-tasting-at-the-good-tern-natural-foods-co-op/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 21:09:56 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/artist-reception-and-wine-tasting-at-the-good-tern-natural-foods-co-op/ ROCKLAND — The Good Tern Gallery, at 750 Main Street in Rockland, will show the paintings of Lizzie Lombardo from September 6 to October 31. There will be a wine tasting and meet-the-artist reception on Friday, September 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery curator Lois Anne is teaming up with Good Tern Co-op wine and beer […]]]>

ROCKLAND — The Good Tern Gallery, at 750 Main Street in Rockland, will show the paintings of Lizzie Lombardo from September 6 to October 31. There will be a wine tasting and meet-the-artist reception on Friday, September 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery curator Lois Anne is teaming up with Good Tern Co-op wine and beer buyer Deminique Cole for the September 30 artist reception.

Artist Lizzie Lombardo was born in Thomaston and studied sculpture at the Pratt Institute in New York before returning to Midcoast Maine. Her work combines an interest in historical icons and events in popular culture and social issues, as well as her own experiences and those of people she knows. Among other things, she is interested in creating installations as ‘environments’ of her own fantasy and guiding viewers in experiencing and interacting with art.

“My work is a conglomeration of imagery inspired by the rural and coastal landscape of Maine, internet culture, retro sci-fi and horror films and strange found objects,” she said in a Co-op press release. “Through my practice, I find humor in feelings and in my relationship with my environment.”

Cole chose four wines from store shelves, which she says are perfect for the fall season; three are new to the Good Tern store.

“All four would make great additions to a fall party or alongside a Thanksgiving feast,” Cole said. “Contact! by Jean Aubron, produced in France’s Loire Valley, features the Melon Blanc grape and has an unusual orange coloring; 27 Spumante Rosé Brut, from producer Vitivinicola Rota, is a Lambrusco Rosato from Emilia-Romagna, in Italy; Lilith by Poggio Anima is a Primitivo from Salento, Italy; and Chinon Cabernet Franc, by Paul Buisse, also from the Loire Valley, is medium-bodied and pairs well with grilled meats and soft cheeses. , especially goat cheese.

The art exhibit takes place in both the Good Tern store and the Hole in the Wall bagel store. The wine tasting will take place at the Café of the Bonne Sterne store. A small selection of cheeses and crackers will be served.

The event is free and open to all; wine is restricted to those 21 and older.

For more information, please contact Deminique Cole: wineandbeer@goodtern.coop

Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op is a member-owned health and food store, founded in 1980 to provide healthy and well-being food choices at reasonable prices for the local community. The Co-op’s Community Education and Outreach Committee is a volunteer effort to engage residents of Midcoast Maine and beyond in fun and satisfying ways to learn while improving their own mental and physical health as well as ensuring a healthy planet.

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KILDARE: Wine tasting in Naas on November 2 https://perbaccocellars.com/kildare-wine-tasting-in-naas-on-november-2/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 19:18:38 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/kildare-wine-tasting-in-naas-on-november-2/ A wine tasting featuring one of Ireland’s top Burgundy specialists, Conor Richardson, will take place at Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas on November 2. The event will be organized by the Nude Wine Co, which is owned by Michelle Lawlor. Mr Richardson sold his 35-year-old business, Burgundy Direct Wines to Vinos Tinto this year. His in-depth […]]]>

A wine tasting featuring one of Ireland’s top Burgundy specialists, Conor Richardson, will take place at Lawlor’s Hotel in Naas on November 2.

The event will be organized by the Nude Wine Co, which is owned by Michelle Lawlor.

Mr Richardson sold his 35-year-old business, Burgundy Direct Wines to Vinos Tinto this year.

His in-depth knowledge of the Burgundy vineyard, the winegrowers and the wines themselves, will give you an insight into the universe of
fine red and white Burgundy wines with seven grand crus to taste.

Ms. Lawlor has 20 years of experience in the wine industry.

Working in Hong Kong for one of Asia’s leading fine wine importers, Paulo Pong, Michelle has first-hand experience with the best and finest Bordeaux and Burgundy wines and picked the crème de la crème during the launch of their selection of fine wines online. .

Highlights of his time in the fine wine market include an accidental lunch with Sir Robert, Prince of Luxembourg, owner of Château Haut Brion, dinner with Château Latour President Frédéric Engerer and and showing Dominique Lafon de
Comtes Lafon around the next restaurants in Hong Kong.

WHITE: Pernand-Vergelesses ‘Combottes’ AOC 2019, Domaine Rapet €42.50
RED: Givry 1er Cry ‘l’Empreinte’ AOC 2020, Domaine Joblot RRP €53.90
RED: Gevrey-Chambertin AOC 2017, Domaine Serafin RRP €73

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Elk Grove’s annual beer and wine tasting event is back https://perbaccocellars.com/elk-groves-annual-beer-and-wine-tasting-event-is-back/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 14:19:37 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/elk-groves-annual-beer-and-wine-tasting-event-is-back/ Explore Elk Grove and Sky River Casino, in conjunction with the Town of Elk Grove presents, “Uncorked and Uncapped 2022” for its second year on September 24 at the Old Town Plaza located at 9615 Railroad Street. If you’re looking for the perfect pint or glass, there’s a celebration on tap that will showcase Elk […]]]>

Explore Elk Grove and Sky River Casino, in conjunction with the Town of Elk Grove presents, “Uncorked and Uncapped 2022” for its second year on September 24 at the Old Town Plaza located at 9615 Railroad Street.

If you’re looking for the perfect pint or glass, there’s a celebration on tap that will showcase Elk Grove’s thriving and growing beer and wine scene. The event will feature local wineries, breweries and live entertainment. Plus, festival-goers will have the opportunity to indulge in local dishes with a variety of the city’s best food trucks and restaurants. Then attendees can take a free shuttle to the new “Sky River Casino”.

VIP tickets are sold out, but there are still a limited number of general admission passes available. To buy tickets CLICK HERE

A bouncy brewing scene

Like to keep things light with a pilsner or lager? Do you prefer a bitter IPA? How about something dark and heavy like a porter or a stout? Whatever your tastes, your palette will be delighted.

Zac Van Someren is the general manager of the Hungry Pecker Brewing Company at 9251 Elk Grove Boulevard. He’s excited to be back with six different favourites: the Imperial Mexican lager ‘Seven Spanish Angels’, the honey lager ‘Backwoods Barbie’ and the new double IPA called the. Mosh Pit.

Cheers! Zac Van Someren and Tree Pearson of the Hungry Pecker Brewing Company
Photo by: Tony Mercado

“It’s a big event for established businesses that have fought the pandemic,” Van Someren said. “They’re going to be out there representing Elk Grove.”

He’s also looking forward to using a beer-equipped 1931 Ford Model A Panel Truck. The truck is rented from 31 Tap Pour House, the newest tap house in town. The business will open in Old Town later this year at 8949 Elk Grove Boulevard.

Other featured breweries are: Dust Bowl Brewing Company; Flatland Brewing Company; Tilted Mash Brewing and Waterman Brewing Company.

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South Slope Wines owners Myles McMahon and Tamara Keating have a great offer for this year’s visitors. Photo by Tony Mercado

Tastings are more than a wine lover’s dream. Matt Pratt owns the Bradley Ranch and Brewery at 110770 Bradley Ranch Road. He said the event helps preserve the small-town flavor of Elk Grove.

“People are discovering all these little places that they can visit. They can feel there’s something special at Elk Grove, and it’s a bonding event for us,” Pratt said. “Things like this force breweries and wineries to come together to share stories and tips and tricks.”

Other wineries at the event will include: Adkins Family Vineyards; McConnell Estates Winery; Christopher Cellars Winery; Sheldon Wine Shop; Vannatta Wines and Wolfe Heights Estates.

Images courtesy of Explore Elk Grove

Don’t forget the treats and the music

There will be many food trucks offering a wide variety of culinary delights such as: Fujiya; Jeeroz Mediterranean; The Angry Leader; Rancho Rio Bravo and Ahuevos Foods.

Lake Tahoe-based band The Conner Party will have their feet tapping and bodies moving on the dance floor.

A boost for local business

Last year’s sold-out event drew 750 people. A few weeks later, the companies continued to reap the benefits.

South Slope Wines opened at 10527 Sheldon Road a few weeks after taking part in the first Uncorked & Uncapped event. Customers always arrive on their site to talk about their artisanal wines. This year, they will have a barbera, a viognier, a petite sirah and a zinfandel.

“We haven’t been around for over 20 years like some of these others. It put us on the map and we couldn’t be happier.

-Myles McMahon, Owner, South Slope Wines

Elk Grove sits between three of California’s notable wine regions: Napa, Amador, and Lodi, but it’s fermenting its reputation as a go-to spot for some of the finest beers and wines. Luis Aguilar, the town’s economic development specialist, has found a number of business openings since 2015. They include four breweries, a tap house and four winery tasting rooms.

Explore Elk Grove

Explore Elk Grove is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization and the town’s official tourism and marketing partner. According to their website, they aim to “inspire locals and visitors to visit, shop, dine, socialize and congregate at our local businesses, parks, attractions, hotels and places to foster positive economic development for the region.” .

To this end. they want to share the city’s growth with the region through a flagship event like Uncorked & Uncapped.

“People are meeting some of the owners, brewmasters and winemakers,” said general manager Aaryn Val. “They are the ones lurking behind the scenes on a daily basis, and the owners come together as the Elk Grove community of plugs and plugs.

Explore Elk Grove staff (left to right) Aaryn Val, Audrey Yeung, Joy de Vega, Celina Bouri.
Photo courtesy of Explore Elk Grove

Get down

The event is important for all things local, said Enrique Silva, owner of 31 Tap Pour House.

“A lot of people only go to one business. But when they go to this event, they’re going to see what else we have available in town,” he said.

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New Oswego Wine Tasting Event to Help Breast Cancer Organizations https://perbaccocellars.com/new-oswego-wine-tasting-event-to-help-breast-cancer-organizations/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:45:52 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/new-oswego-wine-tasting-event-to-help-breast-cancer-organizations/ OSWEGO, IL — A new event in Oswego will not only serve as a wine tasting, but also as a breast cancer benefit concert, village officials have announced. “Wine OFF the Fox shines a light on breast cancer awareness, raises funds and allows our community to enjoy live entertainment and wine tasting,” Village President Troy […]]]>

OSWEGO, IL — A new event in Oswego will not only serve as a wine tasting, but also as a breast cancer benefit concert, village officials have announced.

“Wine OFF the Fox shines a light on breast cancer awareness, raises funds and allows our community to enjoy live entertainment and wine tasting,” Village President Troy Parlier said in a statement. communicated. “Join us at Venue 1012 to support this worthy cause.”

For most ticket holders, the event will begin at 2 p.m. But for those who purchase the VIP package, a VIP reception with an exclusive wine tasting and solo performance will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

From here, guests can indulge in more than 15 regional winery selections, Oswego Brewing Co.’s seasonal craft beer, signature cocktail and soft drinks, and local dishes.

Bands performing at Wine Off the Fox include headliner Jersey Girls, a popular group known for their energetic harmonies on original and cover music, and opener Serendipity, an all-female band from suburban Chicago. .

Here’s a look at the variety of advance ticket options for Wine Off the Fox:

  • VIP package for $60: includes admission to the event, exclusive wine tasting from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., special performance by a singer, commemorative glass of wine, VIP table near the stage, appetizers light works and 20 tasting tickets from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Package “For the fight” for $35: Includes general admission ticket, commemorative glass of wine, and 14 tasting tickets from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • “All for pink” package for $30: Includes general admission ticket, commemorative glass of wine, and 7 tasting tickets from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • General Admission for $20: Wine glass and tasting tickets are not included.

Tickets, which can be purchased online, will also be available at the door for an additional $10 per package.

Free parking will be available on site, located at 1012 Station Drive. Outside drinks will not be permitted, but guests may bring food. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the event.

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Win tickets to an exclusive wine tasting evening in association with Singapore Airlines – Business Traveler https://perbaccocellars.com/win-tickets-to-an-exclusive-wine-tasting-evening-in-association-with-singapore-airlines-business-traveler/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 17:27:03 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/win-tickets-to-an-exclusive-wine-tasting-evening-in-association-with-singapore-airlines-business-traveler/ Every year Business trip holds the Cellars in the Sky Awards, celebrating the best business and first-class wines served by airlines on their flights. In the 2021 edition of the awards, Singapore Airlines won no less than six gold medals, including Best Business Class Cellar, Best First Class Cellar and Best Overall Cellar, and the […]]]>

Every year Business trip holds the Cellars in the Sky Awards, celebrating the best business and first-class wines served by airlines on their flights.

In the 2021 edition of the awards, Singapore Airlines won no less than six gold medals, including Best Business Class Cellar, Best First Class Cellar and Best Overall Cellar, and the carrier is delighted to present some of its award-winning entries at this event. .

The evening will be presented by Sam Caporn MW. In addition to being a Master of Wine, she is also a recipient of the Madame Bollinger Medal for Excellence in Tasting and a regular member of the jury for the Cellars in the Sky awards, now in their 37th year.

Simply click the “Enter Contest” button below for a chance to win one of two pairs of tickets, but be quick because the contest ends at the end of Thursday September 15th.

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How an all-female Kenyan team found their way into a blind wine tasting contest – VIDEO https://perbaccocellars.com/how-an-all-female-kenyan-team-found-their-way-into-a-blind-wine-tasting-contest-video/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 21:01:05 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/how-an-all-female-kenyan-team-found-their-way-into-a-blind-wine-tasting-contest-video/ Food and drinks How an all-female Kenyan team found their way into a blind wine tasting contest – VIDEO Monday, September 12, 2022 The five sommeliers competing in the World Blind Tasting Championship in Paris on October 7 and 8, 2022. PHOTO | NMG Ten wine bottles covered in black cloth and numbered in red […]]]>

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How an all-female Kenyan team found their way into a blind wine tasting contest – VIDEO


The five sommeliers competing in the World Blind Tasting Championship in Paris on October 7 and 8, 2022. PHOTO | NMG

Ten wine bottles covered in black cloth and numbered in red are placed on a bar counter. In the adjoining room, five Kenyan sommeliers, all women, sip and sniff wine as they train for the World Blind Wine Tasting Championships to be held in France.

For the first time, Kenya will be represented at the October event, a kind of wine olympiad, which has attracted 31 countries, most with a long history of viticulture, with vineyards dating back to the 17th century and rich wines – cultures to drink.

Sommeliers, however, say that with decades of viticultural expertise, they are ready to compete on the world stage. “Kenya is known for its athletes, it’s time we were also known for having wine experts,” says Victoria Mulu-Munywoki, team leader and famous sommelier who has transformed wine culture locally.

The five sommeliers have studied wine and made it their profession.

“The selection criteria for this team was people who know wine and have a WSET Level 3 qualification. {A high level qualification for people looking to work in the wine industry or wine enthusiasts},” says she, adding, “the ladies were ready and had the passion.

Joy Adero Ochola joined the Kenya team because she loves a challenge.

“I have been a wine enthusiast for more than 10 years now. I’m really excited to go to France because this opportunity is not just about the five of us. To be invited to compete on such a huge global level shows that we are making an impact in spaces where traditionally we were not considered experts,” she says.

Joy discovered wine in 2011.

“It was purely out of curiosity because I was used to seeing people in magazines and movies talking about wine with such depth and passion. I thought, ‘It’s just a drink, what’s so important?’ When I decided to dive into it, I realized that wine is complex. I immersed myself in learning about it. I am currently a level 2 WSET and will be taking my level 3 exams in a few weeks. So I guess this contest is good practice for exams as well,” she says.

Soraiya Ladak is one of the directors of The Wine Shop in Nairobi. The passion for wine is anchored in his family. They import it and distribute it.

“Wine found me. I was doing something different. I was working for the UN, and a pregnancy later, I had a much improved bouquet and palate that served me well in my discovery of wine. I quit and completely turned to wine,” she says.

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Two bottles of wine, a Sparklehorse 2018 Brut, and a Champagne Duval-Leroy, Brut Réserve. PICTURES | NMG

Soraiya says wine as a career requires ongoing training and learning opportunities such as competitions.

“I am very honored to be part of this incredible team. Kenya has earned a place at the international table because we have qualified sommeliers, people with real talent,” she adds.

Kenya’s food and beverage industry is growing, creating new careers and attracting liquor manufacturers who previously focused on European and Asian markets.

“We used to be a beer-drinking nation, but now wine is the star. Kenyans are very open to trying new things and wine is something that is focused on the dinner table,” says Soraiya.

The wine expert is optimistic that such a competition will work in Kenya’s favor as it did in South Africa. For years, South Africa and Zimbabwe were the only teams representing Africa in the blind tasting events.

“South Africa is always on the map because of its vineyards and wine trade. And he supports his sommeliers, takes care of them. I think Kenya is now at a place where they can do that,” she said.

Melissa Mwende, 27, is another participant. She talks about the opportunities they had to give up to perfect the art of tasting, every week.

“I had consultations that I had to give up. I live in Nanyuki and have a small baby but I train here. These are sacrifices we had to make but it was worth it. My participation in this competition proves to young women looking to join this career that it is possible,” she says.

She cautions, however, that the wine industry may seem glamorous, but it takes a lot of hard work to stand out.

“Yes, there is glamour. We spend a lot of time tasting wine, meeting interesting people and going to nice hotels, but during the day you have to take care of logistics, customers,” she says, adding that a career in wine has finally reached maturity.

“You can have wine knowledge and be a food and beverage manager, wine sommelier, start a wine store, be a wine importer or a wine content creator. The time is so ripe. Five years ago, you had to spend a lot of money to get out of the country to study wine. But now there is a school in Nairobi that offers wine courses,” says Melissa.

Any tips for having the palate of a good taster?

Wine tasting is a memory game, the more you smell and taste, the better you become. I’m not just talking about wine, what do lilies smell like? What do violets smell like? The more you smell and retain the memory, the better you become, which is why we can enter a blind tasting contest like this,” she says.

Beverly Mbaika, who has been in the wine industry for nine years now, will also take a seat at the Kenyan team’s table, swirling and sniffing different wines to determine the grape, their country of origin, region, producer and the vintage. .

“This training involves a sacrifice of time. We had to endure the early morning mornings,” says the WSET Level 3 expert, who also works at De Vries Africa, which imports and distributes premium wines in East Africa.

“We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs to get here, including going to wine schools and finding out you’re competing with people who grew up with vineyards. But despite this, the world should be ready for the Kenya team,” she said.

dmwango @ke.nationmedia.com

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6 of the latest restaurants and wine tasting rooms will open in San Diego County https://perbaccocellars.com/6-of-the-latest-restaurants-and-wine-tasting-rooms-will-open-in-san-diego-county/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 20:25:20 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/6-of-the-latest-restaurants-and-wine-tasting-rooms-will-open-in-san-diego-county/ Fresco Cocina, a new Latin-inspired restaurant, has opened in the former KoKo Beach space on Carlsbad Boulevard and Grand Avenue in Carlsbad. The restaurant’s executive chef is Carlsbad resident Chris Idso, former longtime chef of Pacifica Del Mar in Del Mar. Fresco Cocina is the second restaurant opened on Carlsbad Boulevard by Linda DiNitto, born […]]]>

Fresco Cocina, a new Latin-inspired restaurant, has opened in the former KoKo Beach space on Carlsbad Boulevard and Grand Avenue in Carlsbad. The restaurant’s executive chef is Carlsbad resident Chris Idso, former longtime chef of Pacifica Del Mar in Del Mar.

Fresco Cocina is the second restaurant opened on Carlsbad Boulevard by Linda DiNitto, born in Venezuela to Italian parents. Its first restaurant, 264 Fresco, serves Italian cuisine and its second, Fresco Cocina, serves dishes from Peru, Venezuela, Brazil and Uruguay. Specialties at the new restaurant include short rib empanadas, Venezuelan shrimp tequeños, Peruvian lomo saltado and Brazilian beef churrasco.

The restaurant at 1858 Carlsbad Blvd. is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and brunch and dinner on weekends. Visit frescococina.com.

A selection of pasta dishes at Marisi, an Italian restaurant that opened on Wednesday August 31 in La Jolla.

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Marisi restaurant opens in La Jolla

After more than two years of planning, Restaurant Marisi opened Wednesday in La Jolla. The long-awaited Italian restaurant has generated a lot of buzz thanks to its creative team. Executive chef Chad Hudd previously worked at three of the Los Angeles area’s most acclaimed restaurants: Providence, Felix Trattoria and Broad Street Oyster Co. And creative director of bars and spirits Beau du Bois hails from the three-star Michelin restaurant. from Meadowood to Napa. . Their goal is to break out of the usual Italian restaurant boundaries with food and drink that reflects all regions of Italy. Opening menu specialties include local crab agnolotti, pappardelle with Genovese duck ragout, chicory salad with salami and tomato, American wagyu carpaccio and 60-day-aged American wagyu steaks. Cocktails will feature Italian aperitifs, homemade limoncello, Italian pilsner beer and rare imported spirits. Hours are 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday only, at 1044 Wall St., Suite A., La Jolla. Visit marisilajolla.com

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Carruth Cellars has opened a new wine tasting room in Little Italy.

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Carruth Cellars returns to Little Italy

Less than three months after Carruth Cellars was forced to close its 5-year-old tasting room and vineyard garden in Little Italy after lease negotiations reached an impasse, the urban San Diego winemaker has returned to the piece.

On September 1, Carruth opened its new location at the boutique Hotel Carte at 401 W. Ash St. in Little Italy. The new tasting room offers indoor and outdoor seating, all-day live music, and local vendors. In addition to wines by the glass, flight, and bottle, the new location offers cheese flights and menu items from the hotel restaurant, including poke, pasta, and a burger. Hours are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visit carruthcellars.com.

Coffee, sandwiches, pastries and smoothies are offered at the new Chiefy Café in the Gaslamp Quarter.

Coffee, sandwiches, pastries and smoothies are offered at the new Chiefy Café in the Gaslamp Quarter.

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Chiefy Cafe expands

Chiefy Café, a pet-friendly cafe and cafe that opened last year in the Gaslamp Quarter, recently opened two more locations in San Diego.

Named after his dog, Chiefy, owner Dani Nissan recently launched new outlets at 1080 University Ave., Suite H105, Ralphs Mall in Hillcrest, and 5665 Lindo Paseo, Suite 103, near the ‘San Diego State University. It is also expanding the menu to include waffle, toast, sandwich and bowl options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. Visit chiefycafe.com.

Little Thief opens in North Park

Little Thief Wine Bar & Kitchen, a new concept launched by owners of Bottlecraft Beer Shop and Vina Carta, opened August 3 in North Park.

Little Thief specializes in serving natural wines, which are organic wines made from grapes grown without pesticides or other chemicals. In addition to an extensive wine list by the glass and by the bottle, Little Thief offers a menu of dishes from Papalito, a new culinary concept inspired by Sonoran created by chef Drew Bent, formerly of Lola 55. Dishes include salads, ‘eloté, sandwiches made with smoked fish, carnitas, fish breast, carnitas, fried chicken and smoked mushrooms and desserts. Hours of operation are 12-10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 12-1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday at 3017 University Ave., San Diego. Visit thelittlethief.com.

A rendering of the new White Rice Bodega restaurant in Normal Heights.

A rendering of the new White Rice Bodega restaurant in Normal Heights.

The White Rice Bodega is coming to Normal Heights

White Rice, South Bay chef Phillip Esteban’s Filipino rice bowl venture in Liberty Station, will open a new location this month in Normal Heights.

White Rice Bodega at 3586 Adams Ave., Suite 1, will serve a variety of Filipino silog entrees (rice bowls), including lechon kawali with crispy pork belly, mushroom and tofu sisig, pandesal and kinilaw rolls, a Filipino fish salad made with local tuna and coconut milk. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. Visit ricebowlsforall.com.

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Wine tasting and real estate https://perbaccocellars.com/wine-tasting-and-real-estate/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/wine-tasting-and-real-estate/ Join Midland Trust on September 8 at 2:00 PM EST for a wine tasting while learning how you (or your clients) can defer taxes on real estate investments. This event is aimed at investors, real estate agents, title agents, business owners, etc. There is something for everyone to learn! During this tasting, we will discuss:*How […]]]>

Join Midland Trust on September 8 at 2:00 PM EST for a wine tasting while learning how you (or your clients) can defer taxes on real estate investments. This event is aimed at investors, real estate agents, title agents, business owners, etc. There is something for everyone to learn!

During this tasting, we will discuss:
*How to buy a real estate investment tax-free using a self-directed IRA
* The Rules, Process, and Benefits of Buying Real Estate Using an IRA
* What is a 1031 exchange and the main types of exchanges
* Synchronization rules and the process for performing a 1031 exchange

The event includes a 45-minute private wine tasting, a course on standalone IRAs and 1031 exchanges, and resources to guide you in the future. The cost is $25 to attend and includes wine tasting at the Cave Bistro and Wine Bar in Naples, Florida. Places are limited, so you must register to attend. Registrations are now open at https://bit.ly/3R68JPt

Midland Trust is a financial custodian specializing in self-directed retirement accounts and 1031 exchanges. Popular alternative assets include real estate, promissory notes, hedge funds, cryptocurrency, and more. To learn more about Midland’s services, visit https://www.midlandtrust.com/.

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Tasting of grape and grain wines to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation https://perbaccocellars.com/tasting-of-grape-and-grain-wines-to-benefit-the-cystic-fibrosis-foundation/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 16:53:56 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/tasting-of-grape-and-grain-wines-to-benefit-the-cystic-fibrosis-foundation/ Wine lovers can rejoice as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Delaware Valley Chapter returns to its in-person wine tasting event, Grapes and Grain South Jersey, after two virtual tasting events during the pandemic. Dozens of fine wines, including many local varietals, and an array of craft beers will highlight the 13th annual tasting, September 21, […]]]>

Wine lovers can rejoice as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Delaware Valley Chapter returns to its in-person wine tasting event, Grapes and Grain South Jersey, after two virtual tasting events during the pandemic. Dozens of fine wines, including many local varietals, and an array of craft beers will highlight the 13th annual tasting, September 21, 2022, at Auletto Caterers in West Deptford, NJ

Grapes and Grain South Jersey offers a relaxed and fun evening for wine connoisseurs and casual aficionados, complete with a DJ and the chance to bid on some of the region’s most unique auction items. This year’s event will also feature comedy from New Jersey comedian and event host Dan Callahan.

“For the past two years, our virtual Grapes and Grain event has brought together community members from the South Jersey area. Their dedicated support has given us confidence to stay on track to accomplish our mission of finding a cure and ensuring that every person living with cystic fibrosis will have the chance to live a long and healthy life,” said Mike Sanchez, event chair and chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Delaware Valley Chapter board. “We are very happy to welcome fans and families back in person and celebrate a great evening of fun.”

Grapes & Grain will also offer select entrees and appetizers to complement the beverage selections. General admission begins at 7:30 p.m. at Auletto Caterers, 1849 Cooper Street Deptford, NJ A VIP tasting, with more exclusive wines and accompanying cheeses, sushi and hors d’oeuvres, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the wine cellar of ‘Auletto. General tickets are $85 and VIP tickets, which also include the exclusive wine and spirits tasting, are $125. Part of the prizes are tax deductible. To purchase tickets, visit: https://events.cff.org/grapesandgrain2022.

Event sponsors include Sycomp; Lucca Real Estate Group; J&J snacks; Holman Auto; Green, Silverstein and Groff; Safeway Group LLC; International Paper; rastellis; and SuperBuyRite. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, ranging from a $250 Vintage Recognition, $1,500 Signature Sponsorship, to a $10,000 Wine Master Sponsorship, which includes affixing the name of your business for the event. For more information on sponsorship, contact Vanessa Deussing at vdeussesing@cff.org or call 610-325-6001.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and provide all people with the disease the opportunity to live full and productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting treatment individualized and guaranteeing access to high quality specialist care. The Delaware Valley Chapter provides support and services in southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey. For more information, visit www.cff.org/DelawareValley or call 610-325-6001.

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Friends of Ramsbottom start home wine tasting business https://perbaccocellars.com/friends-of-ramsbottom-start-home-wine-tasting-business/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://perbaccocellars.com/friends-of-ramsbottom-start-home-wine-tasting-business/ Two Ramsbottom entrepreneurs aim to bring the world into your life with a unique wine tasting experience. The Touring Sommelier was co-founded by university friends Harriet Hoath and Chloe Carson, both 30 years old. The company aims to offer winery tours organized from the comfort of its customers’ homes. As part of the format, a […]]]>

Two Ramsbottom entrepreneurs aim to bring the world into your life with a unique wine tasting experience.

The Touring Sommelier was co-founded by university friends Harriet Hoath and Chloe Carson, both 30 years old.

The company aims to offer winery tours organized from the comfort of its customers’ homes.

As part of the format, a host invites a small group of friends to their home for the evening, and the company organizes the rest, arriving in the evening with a selection of wines and dishes according to the night’s theme.

Typical themes offered as a ‘tour’ for the evening are ‘European’, ‘Southern Hemisphere’ and ‘Discovery’, all subtly and tastefully done to liven up the evening rather than lecture.

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The business was set up to help revelers avoid expensive parties and to respond to a shift in party culture post-lockdown.

This new culture gave rise to the “in-home” sommelier experience, something Harriet and Chloe embraced.

Chloé said: “We have always loved wine and the stories it can tell.

“For example, my favorite wine is a very dry cava, or a champagne if I’m feeling particularly fanciful, and it’s great to have a good understanding of what makes a good wine and why someone would want to invest in a bottle.

“Wine knowledge doesn’t have to be limited to a few aficionados, we’re delighted to be much more open about what we know.”

Bury Times: The two friends from college share a love of wine.  Photo: The Traveling Sommelier The two college friends and share a love of wine. Photo: The Traveling Sommelier

Before launching The Touring Sommelier, the two friends obtained demanding sommelier qualifications and obtained the necessary licenses, but already business is booming.

Harriet added: “We realized there was a critical gap in the market that we could address.

“We wanted to create experiences so that everyone could have access to the tastes, smells and stories of wines from around the world, and acquire a little oenological education, without having to leave the comfort of their own home.

“I primarily enjoy sweet wines, from Riesling to Sauternes, and I’ve spent a lot of time researching the science behind it. I certainly seem to enjoy the taste a lot more.

“Some want us for special occasions like birthday parties and there’s a lot of interest from small businesses who want something special this Christmas, but in reality given the savings on transport and a much more safe at home, we are also there for just a regular stress free and relaxed evening for a small group.”

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