Reservations now being taken for Yucaipa vineyard dinner

Ever wanted to have an exclusive wine dinner in a vineyard?

Did you think you’d have to travel to Paso Robles or Napa Valley for the privilege?

Guess again.

Reservations are available now for a “Dinner in the Vineyard,” hosted by the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance.

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Tickets are still available for this year’s Tour de Fork

We’ve mentioned before that one of our favorite Inland Empire food events is the Tour de Fork at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.

Last year, the event sold out rather quickly, but this year, if you’re interested in going, you’re in luck.

That’s because tickets are still available for the event, which is set for 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 29 along the center’s North Mainstreet.

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Claremont Village Wine Walk returns Saturday

Sip. Snack. Repeat.

That’s the basic premise of the Claremont Village Wine Walk, which is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday (September 10).

Participants will wander between 40 Claremont Village businesses sipping wine and sampling food from about as many eateries and caterers, including Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, The Brick Deli, Euro Café, Bardot, Last Drop Cafe, The Whisper House, Pappas Artisanal, Nuno’s Bistro and Bar, The Corner Butcher Shop, I Like Pie Bakeshop, à la minute and many, many more.

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Reservations available for Mes Amis’ Opus One wine pairing dinner

Mes Amis Upland wine pairing dinnerUpland’s Mes Amis restaurant is hosting its inaugural four-course wine pairing dinners on Jan. 22 and 23.

Two price levels are available: $75 and $125.

The $75 dinner features a selection of Lebanese wines, while the $125 dinner features the recently released 2012 Opus One.

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Win(e)d down on Friday this month at Vom Fass Claremont

The folks over at Vom Fass in Claremont have come up with a great way to wind down your week.

All month long, stop in the shop between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday for an evening of wine-tasting. This Friday (August 14), the shop is showcasing great wines under $10. The cost of the wine-tasting is $5 and no reservation is required.

Vom Fass is at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite C2-100.

For more information, click here.

Chocolate Decadence, wine festival coming to Pechanga this weekend

WineFestChocDecTemecula’s Pechanga Resort and Casino has a pair of delectable events this weekend that are sure to delight any food lover.

The resort’s annual Chocolate Decadence is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday (February 27).

The event features both sweet and savory chocolate treats, along with more than 30 wineries featuring over 100 champagnes, sparkling and dessert wines specially selected for pairing.

Attendees will also be able to sample desserts and other confections created by Pechanga’s pastry chefs.

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Wine, cheese and chocolate event returns to Claremont Vom Fass in April

Claremont’s Vom Fass has posted its schedule for April, and it includes its popular wine, cheese and chocolate pairing event, as well as a new wine event.

The wine, cheese and chocolate pairing event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

The evening includes a collection of wines presented by Regal Wines, paired with an assortment of cheeses from Claremont’s Cheese Cave and delicious handmade chocolates from the Chocolate Angel.

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Cheers to learning at Fairplex on Saturday

Foodies won’t want to miss Saturday’s (June 22) Cheers event at Fairplex in Pomona.

Billed as “L.A.’s wine, spirits, beer and food festival,” the event showcases the award-winning wines, spirits, beers and olive oils of the Los Angeles International Competitions.

More importantly, it’s a fundraiser for educational programs at the Learning Centers at Fairplex, which offers educational programs for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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Local brewers debut at Temecula balloon and wine festival

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival, and organizers are mixing things up a bit by including several of the valley’s breweries in the festivities.

Aftershock Brewing, Black Market Brewing Co., Brew-Ligion, Ironfire Brewing Company, Refuge Brewery and Wiens Brewing will be sampling and pouring at this year’s event.

The festival continues from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow (June 1) and 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (June 2) at Lake Skinner Recreation Area, 37701 Warren Road, Winchester.

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