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The holidays are fast approaching. It seems like just yesterday I was making a pumpkin pie and now, in a blink, holiday lights are twinkling & store windows glow late into the night. This means the start of holiday shopping and I’ve begun mulling over lists galore. Don’t mistake me, I do love to shop for…

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It’s finally November, though you wouldn’t know from the weather in Southern, CA currently. Hot and dry Santa Ana winds are back for a visit, bringing summer-like conditions that make you long for something refreshing! Sunday’s are great for relaxing and watching a little football with a cold one, and I decided something other than…

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…Once upon a time, on a foggy night before All-Hallow’s-Eve, a dusty box was removed from the back of a darkened closet. Inside the unmarked cardboard lay a dozen haunting bottles; however, just one of deep-red and another an eerily glowing pink were recovered… The bottles were closely examined, opened and within seconds out poured…

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California boasts flourishing farmlands rich in many crops such as avocados, pistachios, artichokes, olives, apples, citrus, you name it, but it is certainly acclaimed for its grape growing regions. I am fortunate enough to be just an hour drive away from Southern California’s own Temecula wine country. A long stretch of wineries and vineyards dot…

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This is true for both the temperature during this heatwave, and wine rating for a brilliant rosé I stumbled upon… 90+ Cellars, Lot 33 2011 Rosé from Languedoc is exactly as I hoped, a true French-style dry rosé, with notes of fresh strawberry and hints of provencal herbs. It’s no box of white Zin folks! With a sip…

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Thank you for visiting the dinnervine! In the words of Julia Child, "People who love to eat, are always the best people," and I couldn't agree more. I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I did making them. Here's to creating new recipes and memories with friends & family, cheers! 

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