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Don’t worry about getting your Christmas fix this season, San Diego County has many holiday-themed festivals to choose from. From Encinitas to Little Italy, from tree decorating to gingerbread house making, you can expect to have a Christmas packed day, even in sunny San Diego. But one unique festival sets itself apart from the competition….

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Oak vs. Stainless Steel Barrels, Which One’s Better?

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One of the most important aspects of winemaking is the aging process. Aging processes have come a long way as wine has almost always been aged in oak barrels, giving the wine the delicate tastes and aromas such as nutmeg, cedar, clove, and other various spices. So, the question is… why might winemakers choose to…

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Celebrate the Holidays with a Tasty Adventure

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Season’s greetings! For years, San Diego Beer, Wine, and Spirits Tours has craftily coordinated holiday tours, parties, and edutainment events (educational entertainment!). In other words: we have mastered the art of seasonal celebrations. We have crafted some tasty adventures that make for magical opportunities to experience San Diego’s craft beverage scene. Celebrate with an interactive…

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All Things Pumpkin

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Thanksgiving is coming and I’m sure by now you’ve figured out that means pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING! It’s no surprise that pumpkin spice is a fall-favorite now that everything – even your coffee creamer – is pumpkin spice flavored and we can’t get enough of it. Here’s a seasonal sangria we know you’ll love: Pumpkin Pie Sangria…

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What Makes San Diego a Prime Winemaking Region?

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San Diego is quickly becoming one of California’s notable wine regions. There are as many wineries in San Diego County as there are breweries and the wine business is flourishing. What makes San Diego a prime target for winemaking, you may ask? Let’s take a look at the key factors. San Diego’s Microclimates Are Ideal…

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This One’s for You, Beer and Wine Lovers

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November seems to be the month beer and wine lovers have been waiting for as we’re that much closer to San Diego Beer Week (Nov 2 – Nov 11) and San Diego Wine & Food Festival (Nov 12 – Nov 18). Here’s what you can expect from both: Read More »

Cocktail of the Month – Halloween Edition

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Halloween is one of the easiest holidays to make everything themed! From jack-o’-lanterns to vampires to haunted houses and corpses, parties and celebrations are sure to be a hit with this eerie cocktail. Check out this refreshing yet spooky twist on a fall favorite. The Poisoned Apple ¾ cup sparkling apple juice 1.5 oz dark…

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Trolley and Train Schedules for our Guests

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All aboard! Here are links to the Trolley and Train schedules. See you on the tour! Trolley Schedule [pdf] Pacific Surfliner Schedule [pdf] Coaster Schedule [pdf]

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National Red Wine Day is October 15

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Fall is here with cooler weather and a reason to kick back and relax. There’s no better excuse than on a day like National Red Wine Day to pair your favorite varieties with delicious chocolate desserts. The world may never know if the myth holds true that red wine is good for the heart, but…

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Oktoberfest is Here!

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Prost to all! Oktoberfest is in full swing and although we might not be in Germany where the festival was created, it seems as though Americans have joined in on all the celebrations the festival has to offer. California seems to be one of the major states that celebrates Oktoberfest, with festivities in over 45…

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