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Celebrating Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Centennial

by PatriciaSteffy in California

One of my favorites cities in California is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Carmel-by-the-Sea was officially incorporated on October 31, 1916, and it has been delighting visitors ever since. Why is it one of my favorites? I promise, it is more than just all those wine tasting rooms [...]


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    Breaking Out of a Wine Rut

    April 20, 2016 // 4 Comments

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