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SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

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

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Green beer is okay, but “going green” on one of our train tours is much better! We have barely recovered from Valentine’s Day, but St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us. As we adore Ireland with every fiber of…

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The Best Job In the World

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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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Valentines in San Diego – I “Choo-Choose” You!

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September is California Wine Month

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September is a very special month to us, and one that we always greet with great happiness. It’s California Wine Month! Not only does this mean the wine world is chock-full of wondrous deals and promotions that translate to more fun for you,…

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The Top 3 Ways to Make Mother’s Day Unforgettable This Year

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Happy Mother’s day, from San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours! We raise our wine glass to all the women in our lives who have made us stronger and better people. We know them and many of Thank you or always being there for us. Mother’s…

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Just in time for Valentines! Enjoy These Romantic Tours

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Tour Guide Rob Shares Wine Notes from the Field

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If you take a look at some of our 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor (we have over 600 5-star reviews there), many of them will mention how great our tour guides are… and we agree! Our guides are passionate about their work, and about the beer, wine and spirits that they share with guests. How passionate? Check…

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Margaritas or Wine? Old Town Here We Come! – Shawn’s On Congress

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Margaritas may be ubiquitous in Old Town but what if you prefer to drink wine?  It can easily be had at Shawn’s on Congress.  With ample patio seating outdoors year round and indoors at the lengthy granite bar or back room, the elegantly casual ambiance is a good place to visit for a pre-theatre apertivo,…

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