Fine Wining and Fine Dining: Oakland Wine Festival 2016 Part One

Oakland Wine and Food Society Founder, Melody Fuller and friends, present the 2nd Annual Oakland Wine Festival, scheduled for July 16th at Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, CA.  Described as a primarily seated fine wine and food event, it debuted as the first wine festival of its kind in Oakland last summer.  The festival features... Continue Reading →

Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting 2016

Sunday, May 15th, made for an exciting afternoon when hundreds of guests gathered for the North Coast Wine Challenge Tasting event at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, CA.  A beautiful, sunny day makes for the perfect backdrop to an outdoor event featuring the gold medal winning wines from this year's competition, paired with delectable treats from eight... Continue Reading →

Bubblyfest San Francisco 2016

Ever heard of Bubblyfest?  If you haven't, you have really been missing out!  I got an opportunity to attend a Pop-Up event last Saturday in San Francisco.  If you follow me on Twitter, then you had an inside track into all of the fun.  Bubblyfest is an exciting way for bubbly fans (like me) to... Continue Reading →

Jessup Cellars TasteMaker Series 2016

Thursday night at Jessup Cellars was a fun evening for Hubby and I, thanks to an invitation extended from Cellarpass.  If you are not familiar with Cellarpass, it is a fun and easy way to book wine country experiences throughout California and across the country.  Some people describe it as Open Table for wine country,... Continue Reading →

It's not often that I get to entertain my friends and family from back home, but when I do, taking my wine lovers to wine country is a must.  I have a special selection of wineries that I love to take first time visitors to.  I am sure that my list will grow over time,... Continue Reading →

On this Saturday, October 3rd, enjoy an evening of wine, food, music and art. Mix and mingle with fantastic people, enjoy a cooking demo with premier Chef Michele Wilson and meet world-renowned Sommelier Anani Lawson. See me there or join me on Twitter @BelledeVin. I will be tweeting LIVE from the event. Go to The... Continue Reading →

As you may know, Costco is one of my favorite places to shop when looking for great wine at a great price.  On one particular trip (another one in which I was only supposed to be purchasing food), I met a gentleman who shared my same passion.  He mentioned to me that he had once... Continue Reading →

So I was really anxious to have a nice glass of red wine before bed last night,  I opened my wine fridge, hoping to find something to suit my fancy for the evening.  I noticed that I had two bottles of St. Clement Merlot and decided to open one up.  I bought this wine during... Continue Reading →

Mills College in Oakland, CA is the host site for the first annual Oakland Wine Festival, scheduled for July 18th.  Celebrated wine and food writer, and Mills College alum, Melody Fuller, is the founder of this fantastic event.  The festival will bring together some of the top wineries throughout Napa, Sonoma, the East Bay and... Continue Reading →

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