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Here in "Things to do", you will find new and upcoming events related to Wine, Food, & Travel. 

Feel free to browse this section and mark you calender to participate in these wonderful events!

"San Francisco Chinese New Year- Parade Features Food & Fun"

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 1/19/2017

The San Francisco Chinese New Year will be held February 11 in 2017 at 5:15 p.m. at the corner of 2nd & Market Streets. This historical and colorful Parade began in the 1860s by Chinese citizens who came to the United States seeking work and who stayed during the Gold Rush. The parade incorporates Chinese and American tradition and includes over 100 entries and is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
 
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Geja’s Café’s 43rd Annual Professional/Amateur Wine Tasting Contest November 6th, 2016

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 10/27/2016

Chicago is well known for its Architecture, the Arts, Industry, the Largest Library in the United States, and their Great Food, so why not the first and oldest Wine Tasting Event?

 

Geja’s Café proudly announces the 43rd Annual Pro/Am Wine Tasting Contest held on Sunday November 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. This venue is the longest running wine tasting event to take place at the city’s first and oldest wine bar, Ceja’s Café.

 
 
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Napa Valley Film Festival

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 10/14/2016

The 6th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival is just around the corner and is scheduled November 9th- 13th. The Festival will feature 125 independent films, and over 300 filmmakers along with film industry guests. The 5 day event will take place in the towns of Napa, Yountville, St Helena and Calistoga. All 4 event areas will have their specific venues located conveniently so participants can walk around and enjoy all the special highlights that the Film festival has to offer. Each town will have their own “box office, multiple screening venues, a wine pavilion, pass holder perks, and special events” running all day through the evening.
A complete list of event details can be found on the website www.nvff.org



 
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31st ANNUAL CENTRAL COAST WINE CLASSIC 'DOLCE VITA' FINALE IN SANTA BARBARA

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 8/16/2016

For the first time in the history of the Central Coast Wine Classic Archie McLaren, founder and chairman, decided to tie-in Santa Barbara for the last three days of events during his annual event, now its 31st year. It was three days of amazing wine, cuisine, music, art and lifestyle that was thoroughly enjoyed by devotees of the event as well as local Santa Barbara residents attending for the first time.






 
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Central Coast Wine Classic- August 10th - 14th, 2016

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 6/22/2016

The Central Coast Wine Classic set for August 10 through 14 will now cover two wine growing counties and is bringing a dozen exciting new oenophile events to Santa Barbara - enhancing the already well-established Wine Classic that continues in San Luis Obispo. This major enhancement to the Wine Classic’s consistently comprehensive schedule as one of the most educational charity wine auction weeks in America gives the world-class destination another reason for people to plan a visit to The “American Riviera.”


Wining and Dining at the Highest Level
Santa Barbara locations added to the venerable Central Coast Wine Classic August 10th– 14th, 2016

 
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend From BuyWine.com

Author: Zeke Quezada

Date: 5/27/2016

I step off a boat and walk across a bright white building set on a floating platform that hovers over clear blue water. I can barely trace the outline of a sunken ship's hull through an ocean surface streaked in petroleum pastels. A man leans over and whispers to his wife,  “That’s not oil, those are tears.” I ready my camera for a good picture of the USS Arizona at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and before I press the shutter I am stricken with emotion.  Under a bright blue sky doted with puffy cumulus clouds, 900 plus U.S. sailors are entombed below on the USS Arizona Memorial. The monument serves to honor those who died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

 
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"Sundance Helicopter Tours"

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 12/22/2016

Looking for a First Class ultimate flying experience? Well Sundance Helicopter Tours will definitely not leave you disappointed. Located in beautiful Las Vegas and minutes away from downtown, Sundance is an amazing way to spend the day.

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Regensburg History & Holiday Gastronomique

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 12/4/2016

Regensburg View from the Danube
One of Germany's oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 AD, is the German federal state of Bavaria, at the northernmost point of the river Danube. Regensburg is a thriving city of about 137,000 inhabitants, two universities and many landmarks and little chapels, most dating back to the Middle Ages that include Cathedral of St. Peter, the Old City Hall, and the Stone Bridge.
 Perusing the historic streets of Old Town in Regensburg offers a unique opportunity to experience the food, style and rich past of this beautiful destination. The holiday season brings out the best in tourist activities, fun and cozy food adventures.
 
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Life is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival Las vegas

Author: Zeke Quezada

Date: 8/20/2016

Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival has released the daily music lineup for the three-day all-encompassing music, art, culinary and learning experience. The festival, which takes over the streets of Downtown Las Vegas Sept. 23 – 25, features main acts such as  Mumford & Sons, J. Cole, Major Lazer, The Lumineers, G-Eazy, The Shins, Flume, Empire of the Sun, Jane’s Addiction and Bassnectar, with dozens more creating a multi-genre experience for fans.
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Ensenada Cruise with Los Angeles French Quarter

Author: Joe Filutze & Alma Callan

Date: 8/6/2016

Don’t miss out on a spectacular Carnival weekend in Ensenada with Carnival Cruise. This weekend of excitement is going to be a truly one of a kind experience. Presented by the Los Angeles French Quarter, the cruise will include a 3 night stay aboard the Carnival Inspiration and will host an array of events.


 
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48% Off Admission to Sacramento Magazine's “Best of Sacramento” Party Nov. 12, 2016-Ends July 31st

Author: Joe Filutze & Alma Callan

Date: 7/16/2016

On November 12, 2016 from 6:30pm- 11:30 pm, the 16th Annual “Best of Sacramento” Party will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center. This annual event hosts the Best in Sacramento for food, wine, beer and entertainment for attendees from the top business in the Sacramento area. Guests will be able to enjoy a night of live music while indulging in great food sampling and premium beverages from over 150 local restaurants, wineries and breweries.



 
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BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE 2016 PARTY June 23rd, 2016

Author: Alma Callan

Date: 5/23/2016

Celebrating Sixteen years!

San Francisco Magazine celebrates another year of award-winning coverage of "Bay Area Lifestyle"—from Food, Fashion, and Culture to Politics, Technology, and Trendsetters—with our "Biggest Bash of the year" 
 
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"Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento"

Author: Alma & Joe Filutze

Date: 12/11/2016

The Sheraton Grand Hotel in Downtown Sacramento is a great place to stay when visiting the Sacramento area. Just a simple walk away from many of the city’s attractions, gives hotel guests easy access to all that Sacramento has to offer. The hotel is directly across from the Sacramento Convention Center and located at 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Parking is also available for guests that prefer to drive.


 
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Fall in Carneros

Author: Joe Filutze

Date: 10/27/2016

As summer ends we find ourselves getting back to the norm of things. Vacations slow, kids are back to school, or even the “back to work syndrome” seems to drift into our consciousness. But life doesn’t have to end because summer does. There are still plenty of things to enjoy in the fall. One of the best times of year can be the turning of fall, especially when the leaves start changing color, and the weather starts to cool, reminding us of the nearing holidays.

 
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Avenue of the Giants

Author: Joe Filutze

Date: 10/15/2016

If you have ever wanted to see something that will absolutely “stop you in your tracks”, then a trip to the “The Avenue of the Giants” might be the thing that does just that. Located in beautiful Humboldt County, The Avenue of the Giants stretches 31 miles alongside HWY 101 between Eureka and Garberville, and encompasses approximately 51,222 acres of redwood heaven. The trees here are some of the biggest and oldest in California and home to some magnificent Giants that will leave you breathless.

Avenue of the Giants website: http://avenueofthegiants.net/

 
  

 


 
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7th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit- Sunday August 28th, 2016

Author: Joe Filutze & Alma Callan

Date: 7/30/2016

The Commandery of St. Francis, The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller presents the 7th Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit.

The Annual Wounded Veterans Polo Benefit will be held in honor of our Veterans, and will support Veterans that have been wounded or disabled either physically or mentally. The benefit was designed to generate assistance for Veterans, and offer programs that provide reestablishment and rehabilitation. Last year the Polo Benefit raised over $50,000 and more than 350 participants joined in on the fun.

The event will be held Sunday, August 28
th from 10:30am- 4:00pm at the Trione Polo Field located at 560 White Oak Drive in Santa Rosa, California.

 
 
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HOFBRÄUHOUS OCTOBERFEST 2016- Munich Icon Will Host Millions at Historic Festival Sept 17th-Oct 3rd

Author: Bonnie Carroll

Date: 7/13/2016

The brew making history of Hofbräuhouse in München began with Wilhelm V., Duke of Bavaria (1579 – 1597), who had a thirsty and demanding royal household, which was dissatisfied with the beer brewed in Munich. As a result, beer had to be imported to Munich from the city of Einbeck in Lower Saxony. Wilhelm ordered his royal court to come up with a plan to balance cost and pleasure. On September 27, 1589, Wilhelm's chamberlains and council members approached him with an idea: why not build their own brewery? Wilhelm welcomed the plan with enthusiasm, and on that same day he recruited the master brewer of the Geisenfeld Monastery, Heimeran Pongraz, to be the planner, developer and the first “brown” Hofbräuhaus’ master brewer. It went into operation at the “Alter Hof” (Old Court) in 1592. It was known as the “brown” Hofbräuhaus, as only brown ale was brewed there. 



Hofbräuhaus Today
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Unlock Your Monday at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Author: Zeke Quezada

Date: 6/22/2016

Monday nights just became a sexy affair at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “Unlock Your Mondays” is just their way of helping you kick off the week with some flair.
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