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Pi-hsien Chen Apr 26, 2015 The world-renowned pianist will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and new compositions by Taiwanese composers Tzyy-Sheng Lee, Tsung-Hsien Yang and Ying-Ting Lin. 78 other events on Sunday, April 26
 
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Saturday, April 11,2015
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Grocery Outlet has, gasp, valuable wine options

Bargain hunters take note of the chain’s vino

By Jen Van Tieghem
I’ve mentioned that I’ve got champagne taste on a boxed-wine budget. Therefore, my interest was piqued when Grocery Outlet invited me to peruse their recent wine sale. Still, I was skeptical about what a discount store could offer in wine selection. 
Friday, March 20,2015
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Finding Mediterranean reds in the Temecula Valley

'Virtual tasting' highlights three picks from the nearby wine region

By Jen Van Tieghem
I was invited by the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association to take part in a "virtual tasting," which sounds stranger than it was. The wine was real. The virtual part came via an online broadcast where three winemakers presented their bottled goods and wine writers followed (and tweeted) along at home. 
Friday, February 27,2015
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Le Parfait Paris lists tasty French selections

Downtown spot offers satisfying wines, unfulfilling specials

By Jen Van Tieghem
Downtown's Le Parfait Paris has quickly made itself known for coffee, desserts and decadent pastries. Since opening late last year, it's become a go-to for caffeine addicts and sweet-toothers.
Friday, February 6,2015
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Idlewild makes Italian wines feel familiar

Winemaker wants to expand California’s palate

By Jen Van Tieghem
One of my worst habits is laziness. From laundry piles to idle Sunday mornings, it rules my life. It even affects my drinking. I know the varietals and regions I like, plus accessible, affordable bran
Friday, January 16,2015
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Dallmann Confections introduces peculiar pairings

Bubbly wines and flavorful chocolates make a good match

By Jen Van Tieghem
Owner Isabella Valencia and husband / sommelier Jayson Knack host about two pairing classes at Dallmann (789 W. Harbor Drive, Downtown) each month, with beer, wine, cheese, desserts and, perhaps most uniquely, champagne. 
Friday, December 26,2014
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Peachy Canyon’s Snow Zinfandel is all the cold we need

Weather may be frightful, but wine is always delightful

By Jen Van Tieghem
Peachy Canyon Winery’s reds have long been a mainstay on my wine rack, its Incredible Red both easy to drink and easy on the budget. 
Friday, December 5,2014
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The Wine Pub is a reason to pause in Point Loma

Inviting spot is going strong after five years

By Jen Van Tieghem
I don’t find myself in Point Loma often, but I’ve found a reason to change that. The Wine Pub is a welcoming place for a drink—and a nibble—tucked between a bank and a Thai restaurant in a busy corner of the neighborhood (2907 Shelter Island Drive).
Friday, November 14,2014
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Marina Kitchen breaks up the week with Wine Wednesdays

Themed pairings at the Marriott eatery are educational and tasty

By Jen Van Tieghem
When I was invited to Wine Wednesday at Marina Kitchen in the Marriott Marquis (333 W. Harbor Drive), I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Friday, October 24,2014
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Claiborne and Churchill Gewürztraminer is deliciously dry

It’s hard to pronounce but easy to drink

By Jen Van Tieghem
I recently decided to cohabitate with my better half. In addition to blending our hodgepodge furniture, it also meant bringing together my love of dry red wines with his inexplicable desire to drink s
Friday, September 26,2014
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Trisler’s Wine Bar doesn’t disappoint—or impress

Mission Valley spot is palatable at best

By Jen Van Tieghem
The first time I visited Trisler's Wine Bar, it was rather forgettable: An unremarkable cheese board and some average wine, and let's just say I wasn't inclined to go back. 
 
 
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