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Christine Graham has written 38 articles

OUR FAVORITE CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS HAVE ACHIEVED REMARKABLE SUCCESS IN 2013

The 24th Annual Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters Brings Total Dollars Raised For The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation To $26 Million The “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank set the stage for “A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters” on May 18, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s vital research and care centers.  […]

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RAISE A GLASS TO THE 18TH ANNUAL GRAPE TO GLASS: BACK TO OUR ROOTS PRE-HARVEST PARTY

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Russian River Valley Appellation and honor the founding members of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers   The annual summertime soiree showcasing regional wines and chefs in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County will take place on Saturday, August 17 on the grounds of Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard […]

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BERNARD PORTET’S NEW WINEMAKING PROJECT, HERITANCE

 After 40 Years as Clos du Val’s Winemaker, Bernard Portet Debuts Heritance, His New Winemaking Project Recently I had the opportunity to meet with Bernard Portet, renowned Napa Valley vintner, and talk with him about his new winemaking project, Heritance.  I had met Bernard years ago when he was co-founder and winemaker at Clos du […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2013

Vintage Affaire, 31st Annual — Saturday, June 22, Woodside, California Central Coast Wine Classic, 29th Annual — Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14, Avila Beach, California St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church Cellar Classic, 4th Annual — Saturday, June 29, Los Olivos, California Our favorite charity wine auctions in California promise exhilarating, high energy events this […]

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THE 24TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS IS SET FOR SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013, AT WARNER BROS. STUDIOS IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

A Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters, benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will once again take place on the “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros. Studios on Saturday, May 18.

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SEVERAL OF OUR FAVORITE CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS HAVE ACHIEVED REMARKABLE SUCCESS IN 2012

A Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters, Burbank, California Vintage Affaire, Woodside, California Central Coast Wine Classic, Avila Beach, California St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church Cellar Classic, Los Olivos, California    The 23rd Annual Culinary Evening With The California Winemasters Generated Over $1.7 Million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros. […]

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SIXTH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO COCKTAIL WEEK ANNOUNCES EVENT SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2012

San Francisco Cocktail Week announces its schedule of main events for September 17-23, 2012.  Established in 2007, it is a weeklong soiree celebrating the Bay Area’s liquid culture, cocktail heritage, bar talent and dynamic industry of the American cocktail.  Bay Area patrons can experience, enjoy and discover everything one ever wanted to know about cocktails […]

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CHARITY WINE AUCTIONS ANNOUNCE EXCITING EVENTS FOR 2012

Our favorite charity wine auctions in California promise some exhilarating, high energy events this year. Record-setting highs in 2006 and 2007 were followed by the recessionary years of 2008 and 2009, but charity wine auctions began to show signs of economic recovery in 2010 and 2011 and expectations are strong for 2012.

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A TASTING OF GROWER CHAMPAGNES AND SPARKLING WINES

The Vienna Wine Company and WineWise Oakland, California presented a tasting of Grower-Producer Champagnes and Sparkling Wines from Terry Theise Estate Selections and WineWise in October at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

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TWO NEW FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR THEIR INITIAL EPICUREAN EXTRAVAGANAZAS

Two New Food and Wine Festivals Announce Plans For Their Initial Epicurean Extravaganzas
The First Annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival Will Take Place on Oahu September 29 – October 1
The First Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Is Set To Occur October 13 – 16

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