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Copyright Infringement

  Web-Sourced Imagery We all want our web and social media marketing to look good and a picture is worth a thousand words right? But if you’re sourcing your imagery from the web, your picture can also be worth a thousand dollar fine. Recently, the CVB has been hit with three separate copyright infringement notices […]

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Gossamer Cellars

Gossamer Cellars is a small family-owned urban (my wife recently upgraded us from ghetto to urban) winery specializing in unique and adventurous wine grape varietals not commonly found in other tasting rooms and wineries.  Our production is less than 750 cases annually and consists of varietals such as Riesling, Torrontes, Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Tempranillo Rose, […]

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Amador County Fair Wine competition info

Professional Three Bottles per varietal. $20.00 entry fee per entry Entry Dates May 4th – May 29  4:00 p.m. deadline Varietals must be made from products of the Sierra Foothills AVA, including Amador,Calaveras,El Dorado,Mariposa, Nevada or Placer, Tuolumne or Yuba Countiess Amateur Wine Two Bottles per varietal entry. (One bottle to be a dummy bottle, […]

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Calaveras Professional Wine Competition Results

RESULTS- Wine judging result sheets 2015 The 2015 Pro Wine result for the Calaveras Competition are in! We are so grateful to the following people and groups who made our event a success: Calaveras County Fair, Laurie Giannini, Gay Callan, Chatom Vineyards, Tom Bender, Pat MacDonald, Scotty Hancock, Matt Hatcher, Newsome-Harlow, La Folia Winery, and our […]

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Super Bowl Wine & Food Pairings

Super Bowl Sunday is considered a holiday in my family, and with any holiday , the best part is the food. Last year we noshed on hoagies with cured meats, paired with rose’. And there was beer too. The great thing is that my family always incorporates the tried and true classics and a few […]

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Holiday Wine Weekend Starts Dec. 5

2014 Murphys Open House – December 5th Every year on the first Friday in December, Murphys celebrates the holiday season with a community Open House from 5 to 8 pm. Admission is free, the streets are closed and we are ready to celebrate the season. Open House is a great time to peruse Murphys’ wonderful […]

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2015 SF Chron Wine Competition

  Celebrating 15 Groundbreaking Years! The 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition’s Annual “Call for Entries”  For the past 15 years, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has been the barometer of how consumers select and measure wine. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) is the largest competition of American wines in the World […]

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Calaveras Wine Competition Results 2014

  Calaveras County Wine Judging Results Calaveras County Wine Judging Results Friday, May 2, 2014 Black Sheep Lily Pad White             Double Gold, Best of Calaveras White Terra d Oro Chenin/Viog 2013        Double Gold, Best of Show White Hovey 2012                                       Double Gold, Best of Calaveras Red Shenandoah 2010 “Paul’s”         […]

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Take It Outside – Wine Enthusiast feature on Newsome-Harlow

Take It Outside Scott and Melly Klann’s playbook for the ultimate alfresco dinner party. Scott Klann is the winemaker behind Zinfandel-focused Newsome-Harlow; his wife Melanie—whom he refers to affectionately as Melly—is a chef. Based in the Calaveras County town of Murphys, together they know their wine and food, honing in on great vineyard sites throughout the Foothills […]

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Best Practices for Vine Water Management

  Best Practices for Vine Water Management to Maximize Vine Health and Winegrape Quality Save the Date:  Thursday February 20, 2014 Where: Freeborn Hall on the North Quad at UC Davis Time: 9:00am to 3:45pm Registration details are below.   The situation with water conservation became a huge issue in 2013 and has carried over to 2014 […]

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2014 S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition

  Congratulations to our Calaveras Winegrape Alliance Members! The following wineries places in the 2014 S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition*: Five Gold Medals Black Sheep 2010 Zinfandel Frog’s Tooth 2010 Sangiovese Hovey 2011 Zinfandel Ironstone 2010 Old Vine Zinfandel and 2012 Symphony 24 Silver Medals Black Sheep 2011 Merlot and 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Chatom 2009 Cabernet, […]

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Murphys Holiday Open House

Every year on the first Friday in December, Murphys celebrates the holiday season with a community Open House from 5 to 8 pm. Admission is free, the streets are closed and we are ready to celebrate the season. Open House is a great time to peruse Murphys’ wonderful shops, tasting rooms and restaurants, see what’s […]

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Meet the ghosts of Calaveras

Meet the ghosts of Calaveras… With a rich history dating back to the 1800’s, it’s no wonder Calaveras County has a few resident ghosts that have been known to haunt some popular visitor spots.  Looking to have a paranormal experience?  Following are the top haunts in Calaveras and a little bit about the spirits that […]

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Calaveras Vineyards Reflect Diveristy

Thanks to Jon Tourney from Wines & Vines for his article about our 2013 Vineyard Tour & BBQ Murphys, Calif.—A vineyard tour presented July 19 by the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Central Sierra office featured vineyards ranging from the smallest to the largest in Calaveras County. The tour […]

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