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Happy Holidays from San Diego Beer and Wine Tours!

What a year 2020 has been! We’ve all been cooped up in our homes while the pandemic rages on. But it looks like this Spring and Summer we’ll be pandemic free, and your friends and family will be anxious to get outside and enjoy the beautiful things that life has to offer! This Holiday Season, gift your friends and family the perfect gift…  something they’ll value, that they’ll remember, that will make them think of you. Research shows that it’s better across the board to pursue experiences rather than material possessions. The science backs us up, and we love when that happens!  Rather than aggregate more and more stuff, spend your money on things to do, memories to make, making new friends, and sharing new things with people you love. That’s where we come in.  We love offering the best…

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December 1, 2020

San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours Honors Our Veterans

On this Veteran’s Day, San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours wishes to honor the men and women who have served our country. San Diego is a military town, and we salute you! In Flanders Fields, a poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae, there is a stanza,  “We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.” Here is a great way to show your support for our Veterans… make your own poppies! Materials needed: Red Tissue Paper 3×5 Cards Black markers Scissors Black & Green Pipe Cleaners Step #1– Trace 3 different sized circles onto red tissue paper and cut them out. Step #2-  On a 3×5 card color a small black circle and cut it out.  This will be the center of the flower and will help it keep its shape. Poke 2 holes through…

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November 10, 2020

All Things Pumpkin

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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November 3, 2020

San Diego’s Fang-tastic Chauffeured Winery Tour

Howl you doin’, good lookin’? Trying to come on down to San Diego this October for a spook-tacular winery tour? If you are bone to be wild this October – keep reading:  We want you to have a Gourd Time this Halloween! Come on down to San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours where we are offering the spookiest winery tour around. Before we have some skele-fun, we wanted to tell you about the fang-tastic deal we have this month! We are offering $5 off discounts for all tours for the entire month of October! Valid starting September 30.  This October, here at San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours, we will have delectable wine, delightful cheeses, and delicious food pairings for you! If you are here for the boos, you should definitely come on down and spend Halloween with…

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October 20, 2020

Oktoberfest – Covid-19 Style

“I’m not giving up Oktoberfest,” cries San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours owner Shira Bliss. Along with co-owner Paul Anthony, she decided to throw a party that will rival all the Oktoberfests that have gone before! With Covid-19 restrictions in place, inquiring minds want to know: How will they pull it off?  Here’s our…

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October 10, 2020

2-Ingredient Beer Bread to Soothe Your Self-Isolation Woes

What’s for dinner? Self-isolating souls wanna know… TASTY, FUN & EASY recipe (to pair with your favorite local beer)! Beer Bread: Tip: This bread can be used to mop up gravy or after baking you can simply pan fry it in butter, or use it as a pizza crust. Shira Bliss, owner of San Diego…

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April 23, 2020

Celebrate the Holidays with a Tasty Adventure

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. (Looking for some company holiday party ideas? Check these out.) We have crafted some tasty adventures that make for magical opportunities to experience San Diego’s craft beverage scene. Celebrate with an interactive tasting party for you and your team! Let one of our friendly guides chauffeur your group to one of the best local wineries, breweries, or distilleries that the “Capital of Craft” offers. With San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours, guests enjoy lavish tastes of fine wines, craft beers, or distilled spirits; gourmet food pairings; informative tasting presentations; San Diego’s gorgeous scenery, history, and culture; enlightening behind-the-scenes expert guided tour; and exciting games and prizes!…

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December 8, 2019

“Just the Facts, Ma’am” about San Diego Beer Week

SD Beer Week at a Glance… San Diego Beer Week is celebrating its 11th Year! This incredible 10 day event begins on November 1st Enjoy samples from 130 independent craft breweries   It is time once again to celebrate the “Capital of Craft” and one of the things that makes San Diego a great place to…

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October 17, 2019

Something to “Wine” About

If you’re looking for an excuse to drink a well-deserved glass of your favorite wine and cook a delicious, homemade dish, you’ve come to the right place. Try out these white wine and food pairings for a combination that will have your pallet exploding with flavor. CHARDONNAY We recommend a meaty fish or shellfish to pair with this buttery white wine. Shrimp and grits or crab mac and cheese would pair amazingly well.   MOSCATO Moscato is typically a very sweet wine, so pairing it with spicy foods can balance the pallet. Try out spicy chicken curry with long grain rice.   PINOT GRIGIO This wine is best with pasta. If you’re looking to whip up a citrusy lemon chicken piccata or savory spaghetti carbonara, pinot is the right choice.   RIESLING To bring out the acidity and sweetness of…

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August 19, 2019

April’s Cocktail – Elderberry Refresher

It’s beginning to look a lot like SPRING! San Diego is known for its warmer climates year round, but lately it’s been pretty gloomy. April brings promising weather because let’s face it, 60 degrees is pretty chilly for us San Dieagans. Enjoy this fruity cocktail with your favorite people and soak in the spring sun:…

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April 20, 2019

The Birth of California Craft Beer

Did you know California is the birthplace of craft brewing in America? With more than 900 breweries in the state, it’s home to the most breweries in the nation. But what made California ideal for brewing the brew? What caused the spike in love for local beer? Fritz Maytag is the well-known name behind the craft…

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April 12, 2019

Festival of Beers

These days it feels like we can’t get away from (or maybe get enough of) beer. With March and St. Patrick’s Day and country music festivals coming up, beer seems to be the drink of the season. And it doesn’t stop there. North Park’s 12thannual Festival of Beers will be held on April 6th from 12…

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April 1, 2019