Edit ModuleShow Tags

San Diego Bits & Bites

Poolside wines to sip and a new brew in Solana Beach



Poolside Sips

As San Diego heats up, choose these refreshing white wines to cool down

white wines


A tongue-twister for sure, the Domaine De La Quilla Muscadet Sur Lie De Sèvre & Maine from the Loire River Valley (France’s longest, in fact), 2011, is worth a taste. With its high acidity, light body, and delicate flavors of apples and pears, this dry Melon Blanc white wine is the antidote to a hot afternoon. $11. protocolwinestudio.com


Galiciain northwestern Spain is known for its shellfish and white wine. Go for this region’s flagship grape: Albarino. Think Riesling crossed with Sauvignon Blanc: Dry, crisp acidity; flavors of apricots, peaches, and lime zest. Nora Albarino, Rias Baixas 2011 pairs well with ceviche and is a great intro to the region and grape. $15. thewineconnection.com


With a rep for being cheap and overly sweet, the image of German Rieslings in the U.S. has suffered over the last  30 years. Shrug ogg your skepticism and taste what makes this grape genius. Try a cvariety from the Rgeungauu region like the Hans Lang Charta Riesling 2010. It is dry, pairs with anything and has layers of complexity. $24. trulyfinewine.com

—Lindsey Pomeroy

Culture Brewing Company

New Brew

Solana Beach Gets Cultured

Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach finally has its own brewery, Culture Brewing Company (111 South Cedros Avenue). Started by a group of local investors who live nearby, it’s now open Wednesday through Sunday with a selection of its mostly darker beers. You can also find them on tap at local bars and restaurants, including Solace and the Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas and South Park Bar & Grille in South Park.

Turns out there isn’t a brewery on every corner in SD... yet. Here are three more hot blocks we think need a local brewing co.:

  • Shelter Island Drive, Point Loma
  • Goldfinch Street, Mission Hills
  • Girard Avenue, La Jolla
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

A day at Tuna Dockside Harbor Market

The first in a series documenting San Diego's local fishing community

San Diego Happy Half Hour Podcast: Episode 120

Urban Solace preps for a huge revamp, a new speakeasy is opening on Convoy, and chef Amy DiBiase drops in

The Best Food & Drink Events in November and December

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Grand Tasting, Prisoner Wine Dinner, and Kettner Exchange/You & Yours/Catalina Offshore Dinner
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
    Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants
  2. A Sneak Peek at ‘The Heart of Rock & Roll’
    The Old Globe’s newest world-premiere musical promises a familiar soundtrack and all the good feels of an ’80s rom-com
  3. What San Diego Women Want
    53 working women share their compelling stories on navigating pay equity, the baby penalty, #MeToo, and more
  4. Sushi’s Next Gen Is Here at Himitsu
    In La Jolla, a Sushi Ota protégé sticks to an age-old tradition of quality
  5. 10 Hot Plates: San Diego's Top Food News in October
    The latest restaurant rumors, openings, and coming-soons
  6. San Diego Events Calendar: October 2018
    How to be busy and important this month in San Diego
Edit ModuleShow Tags


Vote Now for Your Orangetheory Winner!

Winners will be announced at our Sweat event on May 12

Not Your Grandma's Orthotics

New year, new – shoe? Staying on your feet for long hours at a time just got a whole lot more comfortable with Wiivv’s BASE custom insoles
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags


Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Ten Pet Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags