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Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

A Tasting Strategy for Wine, Beer, and Food

A Tasting Strategy for Wine, Beer, and Food

Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules! Well, that may be true sometimes, and then again it may be better to have a structured approach to tasting your way around A Taste Of Camarillo. Anything can go with anything? Many sources state that there aren’t any strict rules for pairing wine and food. And if that’s your point of view then you are welcome to it! (And you can skip reading this blog post and re-read the food, beer and wine posts.) If you want to get a game plan together for tasting at ATOC then read on … The first thing to decide on is whether you’ll be tasting “geographically” or by category. Tasting geographically means that you sample the food or wine or beer from one booth and then move on to the next booth. This is convenient for moving around the festival without having to backtrack when you change styles, but you’ll have to hit “reset” on your taste buds every few minutes… and this is...

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Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

40+ Good Eats at A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival (2016)

40+ Good Eats at A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival (2016)

A Taste Of Camarillo features many fine eateries each year. A wide range of Camarillo cuisines are available to pair with your choice of wine, beer or other beverages. This fine food list provides some details about the tasty treats that may be available. It’s always a good idea to be prepared and plan on which food types you want to try. Adolfo Grill and Daily Bar Owners of the newly located Adolfo Grill on Daily Drive, Tori and Tom Dann, offer California cuisine and local produce. They are connecting people in the Camarillo, Ventura, and Oxnard areas just as their namesake, Adolfo Camarillo, did. For more about their restaurant check the restaurant review in the Camarillo Acorn. All Things Tea The Camarillo teahouse began out of an interest and love for good tea! Donna Kashola, a Certified Tea Specialist, is devoted to providing Specialty Loose Leaf Teas from the finest plantations and gardens from around the world. They provide over 120 Specialty Teas featuring their own brand of...

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

A Taste of 47 Wineries in Camarillo

A Taste of 47 Wineries in Camarillo

You can do it! If you spend about a minute and a half tasting each wine you can taste two wines at each winery in under 3 hours. A Taste Of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival has a great lineup of California wineries again this year. They range from very small to large wineries and are all interesting in different ways. Information about each winery, its location, wines and winemakers/owners is listed below to help you prioritze your wine tasting at A Taste Of Camarillo. And be sure to taste some wine from Opolo — the official festival winery this year! Alma Sol Winery Alma Sol is a family-owned and operated, micro-boutique winery, sourcing premium fruit from top vineyard sites in California, with a special focus on the Paso Robles appellation. John and Lisa Shaw started Alma Sol (which means “soul” and “sun”) in 2011. In addition to Rhone varietals and blends they make Cabernet Sauvignon with Paso Robles fruit. Artiste Los Olivos Artiste is a winery and...

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

7 Women’s Fashion Ideas to Get You Excited for the Country Western Theme at 2016 A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival

7 Women’s Fashion Ideas to Get You Excited for the Country Western Theme at 2016 A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival

Cowboy hats, boots, jeans, bandanas, and more! Are you already thinking about what’s in your closet for A Taste of Camarillo Wine Auction Gala and Wine, Brew & Food Festival in July? From a Western hoedown in the Red Barn to outdoor fun in the Old West at the Adolfo Camarillo Ranch, we have the ideas to help you put together an amazing, photo-worthy outfit. A Simple Tank Top, Jean Shorts, Sunglasses Goes well with your hat and boots. A very low maintenance, “true American, Country girl” look. Jean Shirt, Charming Necklace A jean shirt over a dark tank top looks very chic and trendy. Wear a gold, brass or other earth tone necklace to complete the outfit. Loose Shirt, Fashion Hat, Chunky Necklace, Leather Purse For the Divas and Fashionistas out there who love to mix country with city fashion, this look is for you. White Dress, Cowboy Hat, Boots Combine a soft, feminine white dress with rugged cowboy hat and boots for a dreamy, romantic Country Western...

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Posted by on May 31, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

13 Breweries and Counting at A Taste of Camarillo, Wine, Brew & Food Festival 2016

13 Breweries and Counting at A Taste of Camarillo, Wine, Brew & Food Festival 2016

Beer lovers will be happy to know that every year A Taste Of Camarillo attracts regional and local craft breweries; it’s not just a Wine Festival! You may have seen some of these breweries at past festivals, some may be new to you, and some will be new to everyone. Learn more about the breweries, brewmasters, locations, and beer that you might sample at A Taste Of Camarillo this year by reading below and visiting their websites. Anacapa Brewing Company The Anacapa Brewing Company is Venturaʼs only restaurant and brewery, or “Brewpub.” They serve fresh, hand-crafted ales and lagers produced in a 12-tank stainless steel brewery by Head Brewer Jason Coudray, who joined the team in October 2010. General Manager Danny Saldana worked at the brewery since it opened in 2000 and officially became the owner in 2007. Raised in a family-owned restaurant with over 31 years of experience Danny’s goal is to continue providing Ventura with a great selection of handcrafted ales, a menu of delicious and original...

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Posted by on May 26, 2016 in A Taste of Camarillo, TOC Blog | 0 comments

Make A Weekend Getaway to Camarillo Part of Your Summer Plans (2016)

Make A Weekend Getaway to Camarillo Part of Your Summer Plans (2016)

If you have yet to finalize plans to attend the 29th Annual A Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival on July 31st or the Wine Auction Gala on July 30th, consider the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Camarillo by making your attendance at the festival and gala part of a weekend getaway, or if you live close by, a “staycation.” If you already plan on attending the festival, purchase tickets by end of May 31st to lock in Early Bird discounted prices. Regular prices resume June 1st. Photo Credit: Shawn Burgert Although the weekend of July 30th-July 31st is a big weekend for wine, if you plan on making your entire weekend all about wine we recommend that you visit this link to the Ventura County Wine Trail. If you are looking for other activities and places to visit while in Camarillo for the festival and gala, please continue reading. Friday, July 29th Arrive and get settled at your hotel before heading out for dinner...

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