If you are looking for a unique wine tasting vacation, look no further than El Dorado County. This lesser-known wine region is home to some amazing Rhone varietals, is a bit closer than Napa (if flying into Sacramento) and far cheaper than the Napa Valley estates!
While there aren’t a ton of vacation rentals in the Placerville area, the ones you’ll find are almost always unique and reasonably cost effective!
Check out the review on the hidden gem we recently stayed at. With a beautiful wrap-around porch and easy river access, this home hidden among the oaks and pines was a very cool find!
Northern California is known for wine, and when you think wine and California, your first thoughts might be of Napa Valley, Sonoma or even the explosion of the Paso Robles region on the Central Coast!
That said, those in the know (US) predict that in 20 years or less, the next California Hot Spot for wine lovers will be the region just off Highway 50 in, and south of Placerville, California known as El Dorado County. Lodi, famously known for world class Zins lies just south of here.
While only 25 wineries actually participated in the El Dorado Passport Weekend(s), there are many more in various levels of production to be found and loved in the area. Check out the official El Dorado wines website to get a glimpse of all that is waiting your wine discovery in the area, and watch the video below for our first-hand experience!
One of us got a chance to catch up with the legendary comedian to find out where he gets inspiration from today along with who his favorite late night talk show host is on TV. Steven was asked to perform on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show twice within two weeks at the start of his career!
What does it take to become a Guinness Book Of World Record holder? A lot of pain, we’d say. Check out the backstory on this Carson City, Nevada tattoo artists claim to fame!
Jave Patterson recently sat down with Scott Stapp, singer of multi-platinum artist Creed to discuss family, sobriety and new music!
Johannes took some time to speak with a Dood and one of his biggest fans (Jessi). We covered a wide array of topics ranging from the serious to the funny (who knew Swedish Fish weren’t Swedish at ALL!?!)…to whom he’d pick to make his street fighting gang! Check it out~
The respected Metal Maestro, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton took some time the day before his solo tour to speak with Andy and Jave about the new solo album ‘Anesthetic’. The multi-faceted (genres) album features a wide array of amazing vocalists ranging from Chester Bennington of Linkin Park to the jazzy stylings of Naeemah Maddox.
In the interview, we discuss how the partnership with Chester came about, the making of a new Lamb of God album and more!