Showing posts from February, 2015

Masters and Makers + Sac Republic Game 1

Last weekend was all about wine, this weekend involved a little bit of beer.

The week started off with a cooking segment on KCRA and lunch at Jack's Urban Eats. Then I was off to Napa. This year I was involved in the planning process of Masters and Makers @ Meritage since the beginning and it was great to see the second annual event do so well. We started with a wine tasting with Trinitas Cellars and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars before a winemaker dinner in the Estate Cave featuring Stag's Leap Wine Cellars wines. Saturday I headed to a seminar with Quintessa learning about the impact of dirt, rocks and climate on wine, before one of my favorite "classes" with RIEDEL glassware ... learning about how the shape of the glass really does play a huge role in the taste of the wine. We even got to try Coca-Cola out of a glass specifically designed for it, sorry doesn't work for Pepsi. Saturday night was the grand gala with nearly 50 wineries in attendance, plus lots of …

Super Food and A Little Culture

Over the past two weeks I've been living up to my reputation of eating well and enjoying time with friends, while also getting in lots of work before this weekend's Masters and Makers @ Meritage. Between runs, I've had the opportunity to head to the Auburn Alehouse for dinner, been to Fox40 and Good Day Sacramento for morning cooking segments with The Meritage chef, had a great Super Bowl party with tasty food and wines, had lunch with the PR team from Visit California, and even found out that the green Skittle changed flavor a few years ago (I guess I don't eat Skittles too often).

Sacramento also hosted "free" (it was 1/2 price for a few) Museum Day, so I headed down to see some of my favorite museums, while also going inside a few that I had never been to. We started at the California Museum, before walking to Old Sacramento for brunch (and unlimited mimosas/blinis) at Rio City Cafe. I learned some of the rules for teachers in 1915 at the Sacramento School…