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The Casbah’s 25th Anniversary Wrap Party Dec 21, 2014 The local music venue celebrates the end of its 25th year with live performances from The Burning of Rome, Barbarian and Low Volts. The outdoor rock show will also include food trucks and alcoholic beverages 62 other events on Sunday, December 21
 
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Wednesday, October 6,2010
Wine on a Dime

Good vs. evil

Looking for a wine low in sulfites

By Martin Jones Westlin
Wednesday, September 15,2010
Wine on a Dime

Cultural exchange

Fu-Ki Sake has plenty of kick

By Martin Jones Westlin
Wednesday, August 25,2010
Wine on a Dime

Thrill of the hunt

Our take on a bottle of 2009 Sycamore Lane Chardonnay

By Martin Jones Westlin
Wednesday, August 11,2010
Wine on a Dime

Meet my friend herb

Our thoughts on a 2007 California Cabernet Sauvignon

By Martin Jones Westlin
Wednesday, July 28,2010
Wine on a Dime

Wine on his mind

Chronic Cellars’ 2008 LaMuneca

By Martin Jones Westlin
Besides the neo-punk-inspired illustration on the front, Chronic Cellars’ 2008 LaMuneca has an interesting little marketing tool at the top of the bottle.
Wednesday, July 14,2010
Wine on a Dime

Fired up

Ariel Wines is great with salads or by itself, too

By Martin Jones Westlin
Besides being my favorite Shakespeare play, The Tempest features a very cool spirit named Ariel, rescued at one point from a tree in which the poopface Sycorax was holding it. A 19th-century production featured Ariel’s descent from the hoosegow in a literal ball of fire—it took 140 stagehands to get the scene right, but not before a mishap or two claimed its share of hair and skin. As you can imagine, no drinking was allowed on the set, lest another misstep close the show before it opened.
Wednesday, June 30,2010
Wine on a Dime

In a word...

Our thoughts on a bottle of 2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewürztraminer

By Martin Jones Westlin
As much as I like my wine, I have to confess that the industry vocabulary can be just as much fun. For example, I’ve professed my profound admiration for the versatility behind the term Gewürztraminer, which, of course, describes a popular grape family. The name sounds like part of a police report one minute (“The victim declined to place a monetary value on his prized Gewürztraminer timepiece”); in the next, it’s featured in a legal brief (“His Honor found in favor of the plaintiff in Westlin vs. Gewürztraminer”). Now, I come to find that the item’s reddened outer skin makes it part of the white grape clan. Man, that word is all over the map and back again, at least in my cockeyed world; about the only place you won’t find it is in an algebraic equation.
Wednesday, June 23,2010
Wine on a Dime

Another fish story

Clairemont Mesa's Nazca Grill fries it right and piles on the rice

By Martin Jones Westlin
Clairemont Mesa's Nazca Grill fries it right and piles on the rice
Wednesday, June 16,2010
Wine on a Dime

Holiday on ice

By Martin Jones Westlin
I'm not kidding: Pour port on top of your ice cream
Tuesday, June 1,2010
Wine on a Dime

Family affair

Drinking Seven Daughters is better than having seven daughters, no matter what one Chinese dude thinks

By Martin Jones Westlin
Drinking Seven Daughters is better than having seven daughters, no matter what one Chinese dude thinks
 
 
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