Sierra Vintners Wine Trail on May 19

THE FOOTHILLS HAVE SOME EXCEPTIONAL wine trail experiences on “roads less traveled”: Grape Days of Summer in Placer County, the Amador Four Fires Festival in Amador County, and Passport in El Dorado County, among others. Sierra Vintners, which includes wineries in Placer and Nevada Counties, is offering two regional wine trail experiences in 2018 — […]

Food & wine pairings for Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1

Click for larger image of map: The Foothills Celebration in Grass Valley on Saturday, March 1, is one of the region’s premier wine and food pairing events. Spend the afternoon, from 1-4 p.m., strolling the shops and sites of historic downtown Grass Valley. Tickets are $45. The ticket includes unlimited wine tasting from foothill wineries […]

Top 10 wine stories of 2013

Editor’s note: This is from Wine Enthusiast magazine. We have added our own commentary to the list, focusing on our local region. “1. Wine, Wine Everywhere. Amazon and Facebook acted as third–party marketers for wine sales in 2013, and Starbucks, 7–11, Frontgate and Burger King, among other surprising outlets, either launched or were testing wine […]

151 Union Square and Club 141: A Touch of Class

THE FOOTHILLS’ BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE HAS attracted veteran chefs, caterers and event planners from all over, melding talents that would prevail in any food obsessed city. Among them is Jim Eckardt, owner of JimE’s Catering & Event Co. in Nevada City and Grass Valley. “JimE,” as he’s known to the locals, has been the caterer […]