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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

This One’s for You, Beer and Wine Lovers

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: San Diego Beer Week encourages patrons to…

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October 26, 2018

The Best Job In the World

Last February, I enjoyed a beautiful wine tour through Marlborough, New Zealand. The sun was shining, we were surrounded by vineyards, and our bellies were full of the best wine in New Zealand. As the day continued I came to the conclusion that being a winery tour guide must be the best job in the…

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January 29, 2018

#InternInsights about Oktoberfest and the San Diego Brewery Tour

Editors note: In any given month at San Diego Beer, Wine & Sprits Tours, we have several interns working with us. Most of our interns are college-aged Business and Marketing majors who are learning the ins-and-outs of working in a company like SDBWST. In addition to the grunt work that all interns must do (because…

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October 6, 2016

Enter for a chance to celebrate Father’s Day with a FREE Winery Train Tour!

Father’s Day is coming up and we want to help you make dad’s day one to remember. We’re giving away a free San Diego Winery Train Tour to one lucky winner. What better way to pamper dad than with a tasty adventure that includes wine tasting, gourmet treats and a guided historic walk through some of San Diego’s best urban & boutique wineries? On this 5 hour Guided Winery Train Tour dad can enjoy: ·         Beautiful Coastal Views as he rides the train in style! ·         VIP Wine tasting, 18 tastes in all. You can even choose craft beer at one of the stops!! ·         Gourmet lunch with fine wine, cheese & chocolate pairings. ·         The opportunity to explore San Diego history on guided historic walks. ·         A behind the scenes look into the wine making process. ·         A wine…

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June 3, 2014

Happy Father’s Day from San Diego Beer and Wine Tours!

Somebody get this guy a glass of wine!   We at San Diego Beer and Wine Tours love and respect our dads – and yours!  We think that if beer is the mother of civilization, then wine is the father of culture. Its history can be traced at least to 4100 BCE, but wine probably existed far earlier. It has always been around, kind of like your dad.  Speaking of dads, did you know that the Founding Fathers of the United States were oenophiles? Thomas Jefferson had cellar after cellar of wine, and John Adams personally toured Bordeaux.  So, as you can see, fathers and wine (and beer!) all have mutual histories. We want to help you honor your father! That's why we're offering $5 off each ticket on our Fathers Celebration Tours during the month of June. We'll see…

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June 7, 2013

Happy New Year from Everyone at San Diego Beer and Wine Tours!

The holiday season is almost over, and 2012 is about to go out with a bang! At San Diego Beer and Wine Tours, we don’t really believe in the standard New Year’s resolutions.  What’s the point of a year filled with thirst and deprivation?  Plus, nobody ever sticks with them.  That’s why we have decided…

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December 30, 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

June gloom? No way!

June takes its name from Juno, the most important goddess in the Roman pantheon. Juno was called Hera by ancient Greeks and Uni or Cupra by the Etruscans, who once populated what is now Tuscany. She helped rule heaven alongside her husband, Jupiter. Juno, whose name means “vital force,” is the goddess of marriage, women, and new beginnings. The first day of every month also belongs to Juno. New beginnings are also on our mind right now. La Jolla Wine Tours is growing to include San Diego Beer and Wine Tours as we expand and bring you the best wine AND beer throughout San Diego County! We’ll even have a online booking system on our website to show off to you soon. Follow us on Twitter to keep abreast of all the new happenings. Incidentally, one of Juno’s many aspects…

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June 2, 2012

The Most Handsome of Fare

“Mr. and Mrs. Bliss, please follow me.” With that, we were welcomed into a palace. Paul Anthony, my partner in love and business, and I had a delightful Valentine’s dinner this year at the Addison Grand Del Mar. I’ve traveled all over the world and eaten many fine meals, but this was hands down the best meal I’ve ever had! The first thing I noticed and loved was the quiet of the place. The Addison is large and spacious, with fireplaces in each room, an open floor plan, and a huge, exquisite wine cellar. Despite the size of the place, we were seated in a luxurious private booth and treated as if we were the only people there. The wine director, Jesse Rodriguez, was brilliant, helping us choose our aperitif drinks and directing us through the menu. Because we felt…

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April 3, 2012