Go Giants! And go A’s too! I’d love to see another Bay Bridge World Series (without the earthquake this time!).

Fine Wining

It’s only fitting that the very first wine bottle to appear on this blog is a baseball-themed one. I’ll be opening this 2010 Duckhorn Wine Company Decoy Red Wine this weekend as the Giants launch another playoff run – their first post-season game since their 2010 World Series title starts Saturday with a Division Series game against the Cincinnati Reds and our old friend Dusty Baker.

In honor of the great memories of 2010, and as good luck for this post-season…I’ll be raising a glass (or two) of Duckhorn Decoy Red this weekend. Go Giants!

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“Step up to the plate” takes on a whole new meaning

There’s a fun event planned this month at West Sacramento’s Raley Field, home of the Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento RiverCats – and it has nothing to do with baseball.  September 18 has been dubbed “National Cheeseburger Day” by the National Beef Council, and it’s on that day that you can step up to the plate at Raley Field and help a great cause while you eat, drink, and be merry.

Cheeseburgers and craft beers will be on the menu at the Sacramento Burger Battle

Cheeseburgers and craft beers will be on the menu at the Sacramento Burger Battle

The first-ever Sacramento Burger Battle occurs that evening right on the ballfield, pitting 15 different local restaurants against each other in a burger tasting competition where attendees get to vote alongside expert and local celebrity judges (all while sipping drinks and also sampling some tasty desserts…what could be better?). The entire event is a fundraiser for a great cause:  combatting Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Continue reading