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Happy National Wine Day!

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One of our favorite days of the year is here – it's National Wine Day in the United States, and we'll definitely be celebrating! How are you going to celebrate? If you need ideas, we've got plenty. You could learn about local wineries on one of our walking tours, you could sit back and enjoy…

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12 Signs Wine: Introducing wine for your zodiac sign

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“Hey Baby, what’s your sign?” is more than just a pick up line these days.  According to the San Diego based company 12 Signs Wine, there is also a wine for every sign! 12 Signs Wine ( is the first brand to pair wine with astrology.  Each bottle was handcrafted to match the personality…

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Spiritual Spirits

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Orange poppies and purple iceplants are popping along the freeways, flocks of wild parrots are screeching like monkeys, and butterflies are happily fluttering around under a flawless blue sky – spring has arrived in southern California!   March 21st is a day known as the Vernal Equinox, when day and night are roughly the same length….

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Catch the Luck of the Irish!

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Saint Patrick's Day is on its way, and it's bringing a brand-new BEER TRAIN TOUR with it! Come celebrate the luck of the Irish with us as we sample the best brews San Diego has to offer. And in keeping with St. Patty’s Day, Go GREEN by traveling with us on this exciting beer tour…

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A Taste of Little Italy

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There are so many delicious neighborhoods in San Diego to explore. I recently moved within walking distance of Little Italy, so I decided to check my new local eateries. After only a few blocks, I came across Pete’s Quality Meats and Grilled Sandwiches.  Their window claimed to have the best homemade sausage sandwiches in town!…

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Irish Whisky Lemonade

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Being born and raised in Ireland makes me quite the expert in Irish Whisky, ha! Here’s a tasty and healthy lemonade (Shira Bliss Style) that’ll set you up right during this cold/flu season. Simmer astragalus, licorice and ginger root for 20 mins in purified water. When it cools add lots of raw honey and fresh…

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Drinking in the Dark

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Our lovely Coaster Train Wine Tour today started off beautifully in a scenic north San Diego Village. We ate more than enough at our partner fine-dining Italian restaurant and learned all about wine tasting and the process of evaluating wine. Once full of delicious Italian fare, we strolled over to our first urban Winery and…

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Beer glorious Beer

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“Beer glorious Beer”, sung by the workhouse boys in the 1960’s musical “Oliver”. Oh wait, that was Food glorious Food, no worries tho’ we’ve got food on our beer tours, and plenty of it. I love when I get to be the tour guide for our beer tours. I come hungry and thirsty and the…

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Not Just Wine…

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just back from a walk in the rain, yummy hot rice milk mocha, homemade chocolate chip cookies, working at home, looking out my window at the sunshine sparkling on the ocean, life is goooooood…. Rice Milk Mocha (makes one cup) Brew half a cup of strong coffee (preferably espresso and organic) Warm 1/2 cup rice…

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Green Wine – Cheers to a Healthy New Year!

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After some glorious libations over the holidays, I decided it would be a smart idea to give my body a boost with a healthy dose of the best green juice EVER! Ok, I was inspired. Today at my local farmer’s market, I tasted a wonderful green juice. I decided I could do even better, and…

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