Are El Dorado and Amador counties becoming California’s next Napa?

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 03, 2016 / comments

by Graham Boynton. El Dorado and Amador counties are emerging as compelling destinations for wine lovers [Boeger Winery, El Dorado county©Graham Boynton]

Exploring the Foothills on a California Wines Road Trip

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 15, 2016 / comments

California's dozens of scenic wine regions offer an exceptional variety of experiences and wines to enjoy.  To help visitors explore them all, Wine Institute's California Wines Road Trips series highlights a different region each month.  For March, the spotlight shines on regions in the western foothills of California's Sierra Nevada mountains. The region was the epicenter of the Gold Rush, which attracted thousands of prospectors who sought their fortunes in the precious metal—and left vines in the soil.

Drinking More Coffee May Undo Liver Damage From Booze

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 28, 2016 / comments

Drinking more coffee might help reduce the kind of liver damage that’s associated with overindulging in food and alcohol, a review of existing studies suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from nine previously published studies with a total of more than 430,000 participants and found that drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44 percent lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis.

“Cirrhosis is potentially fatal and there is no cure as such,” said lead study author Dr. Oliver Kennedy of Southampton University in the U.K.

New Winery Opens in San Diego's OB community featuring El Dorado County Wine Grapes

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 26, 2016 / comments

"Gianni Buonomo Vintners doesn’t grow grapes at the beach. The majority of the grapes used to create the wines are brought to OB from top vineyards in Washington State. Other grapes used to balance out the wines are sourced from two vineyards in El Dorado County, Calif."

Who says you can’t drink wine while wearing flip-flops? A brand new winery has opened in San Diego’s Ocean Beach neighborhood – just steps away from the sand.