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Archive: Jul 2012

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours and the Hair of the Dog

At San Diego Beer and Wine Tours we LOVE good beer and wine.  We also love our pets, but as any vet will tell you, booze and Fluffy don’t mix – no matter how much they want it. Well, until now.  If you want to share your tasting experience with your dog or cat, you can now do so without fear of doing them serious bodily harm.  A company from Seattle has pioneered – wait for it – Bowser Beer. The non-alcoholic and non-carbonated drinks come in flavors like Beefy Brown Ale and Cock-A-Doodle-Brew. This isn’t the first marriage of pets and potables.  A San Diego company, Doggie Beer Bones, uses recycled grains from homebrewed beer to make baked dog treats. San Diego Beer and Wine Tours loves dogs. There is also a wine on the market for dogs and cats…

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July 24, 2012

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours is Off to the Races!

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours is off and running to the races!  Are you ready for a day at the racetrack? The rest of San Diego certainly is. Some 45,000 people are expected to head out to the Del Mar race track on opening day.  If you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat: it’s a see-and-be-seen kind of event, where thoroughbreds meet high fashion and haute couture. It’s also the perfect day to sit back with one of San Diego’s finest craft beers or a glass of wine and watch the crowds and their sartorial choices: big hats and short skirts on the women, linens and pinstripes on the men, and bright colors for everybody. San Diego Beer and Wine Tours enjoys a day at the races! What you wear and where you place your bets is totally…

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July 13, 2012

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours Celebrates Our 2nd Anniversary!

San Diego Beer and Wine Tours is grateful for all its growth in the first two years.  My, how we’ve grown! It’s been exactly two years since Shira Bliss and her partner Paul Anthony first launched La Jolla Wine Tours, and what a ride it’s been since then!  We went from wine and food walking tours, to chauffeured winery and brewery tours of San Diego’s Wine Country, to our environmentally-friendly “green” train tours. San Diego Beer and Wine Tours is proud of their success… That first jaunt, on July 12, 2010, was a three-hour walking tour that began at the Empress Hotel and ended at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Our seven guests tasted the best of La Jolla: seafood, freshly made pasta, and other delectable dishes. Today, you can take your pick of outings, and on our chauffeured tours we’ll pick…

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July 12, 2012

The Inn Above Tide

If you’re looking for a top-notch hotel in San Francisco/Sausalito we highly recommend The Inn Above Tide. This is a great place to stay when you’re planning on touring the nearby wine country. The scenic vineyards of Sonoma and Napa are just a short drive north. The management at Inn Above Tide go above and beyond the call of duty. We were greeted by generous, kind staff that were more than willing to attend to our needs. Once escorted to our luxurious room we were thrilled with the special tokens of appreciation there to greet us, such as the personalized welcome note and beautiful bottle of local wine. The view of the bay from our room was unparalleled. The cozy fireplace a welcome addition; they even built the fire for us.   The afternoon wine reception in the drawing room was delightful…

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July 4, 2012

Euro Vino

For those of you who follow soccer (or what the rest of the world calls football) today is an important day: it's the final day of the Euro Cup, the little sister of the World Cup.  Today, football fans all over the world will watch with bated breath as Italy and Spain square off for the European championship.  We would like to take this opportunity to toast both teams.  For Spain, we recommend a lovely Priorat from the northeast, but if dropping $50 on a bottle isn'tyour thing, we of course think a Rioja would be superb, or a garnacha blend from the Campo de Borja region. If Italy's your team, southern Italy boasts the dry and strong white Fiano variety, or go north for one of Umbria's nearly-black, aromatic Sagrantino wines.  Of course, if you want to be non-partisan and…

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July 1, 2012