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#1 in Food & Drink in San Diego on TripAdvisor! San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours invites you to savor fine wines, local beers and hand crafted spirits, paired with mouth-watering food, while expert guides entertain you on a relaxing chauffeured tour, exciting train tour, or delightful walking tour. Visit them HERE

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I Decant Wait!

We are so happy to announce that we will be releasing our 2016 Syrah during August’s Wine Club Release Party. Wine club members will be the first to taste this great wine – it will be released to the public on September 1st, 2018. This wine is a big and bold expression of a warm weather Syrah that warms the soul on a cool evening. Packed with red, black and blue fruit flavors and pronounced tannins make this wine ideal…

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Say What?

This year we are contracting for 5 tons of Grenache which is a new varietal for us @KoiZen and I am getting super excited along with all of the anxiety with the rapidly approaching harvest. Grenache (Garnacha in Spain) is one of the most widely planted grape varietals in the world, standing at approximately 456,000 acres worldwide. Of all of these acres, we will take claim of about two acres for our 10,000 pounds of Grenache this year; this should…

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Hurrying and Waiting

ow is the big silence, the calm before the storm.  The grapes are ripening and the 2018 harvest will be upon us before we know it. The weather has been a little screwy with some vineyards reporting average crops and others are reporting lower, some are still flowering and others will be picked soon. For us, all we can do is prepare the best we can and get ready for another harvest. This year, we are sourcing most of our…

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Tears of Gettysburg

On July 1, 1863, the Union and Confederate forces met head to head outside of the small town of Gettysburg, PA and over the next 3 days, between 46,000 and 51,000 American people lost their lives in the bloodiest battle ever fought in the United States. In July of 1988, Adams County Winery in Pennsylvania produced a 125th-year commemorative bottle of Red and White wine. Lisa was raised in a small town just outside of Gettysburg and her mom bought…

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Community

ast night we hosted the Rancho Bernardo Business Association which drew a large crowd of business owners from the local community. Many of the business owners didn’t know about us even though we are in the same community, but now they are part of our community. Our community has grown. After the event, I was sitting next to the pond with a glass of wine thinking about the community surrounding Koi Zen and began to ponder the community surrounding my…

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When Less is More

Our girls have graduated from college and now have their own apartments; however, a lot of their stuff is still in our house. Along with all of those items (mismatched glasses, pots, and pans) that we have collected over the years thinking they would want it one day. As it turns out, they don’t want much of this stuff so Lisa and I have begun the big purge; getting rid of all the items that don’t bring us joy any…

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Myriad Minds

have been meditating seriously for about 3 months now. Once per day, I find a quiet spot and focus my attention for 20 minutes on my breath using a guided mindful meditation app called Headspace. I have tried to mediate in the past with mixed success, but intuitively I feel the time is right for me now to practice a little harder. I have always suffered anxiety and depression and for a few years I was actually taking medication for…

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You are NOT You

ver the last few months I have put on some weight, well maybe more that some. I could blame it on the wine, but it probably isn’t the wine – probably too many snacks and eating poorly. Recently my weight started bugging me and I decided that I have to do something about it. They say you have to own up to your actions and take responsibility for your diet and exercise, but it would be so much easier to…

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Connections

was in the winery a few weeks ago and there were two ladies sitting apart enjoying a glass of wine while distracted on their phones. They were only a few feet apart, though miles and miles away in thought. At Koi Zen, we are all about being mindful, so I said, “put down your phones and talk to each other”. They were startled at first, but began talking and soon became good friends, sharing meals, conversations, life experiences, dreams, and…

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Hours

Monday – closed (Private Events Only)

Tuesday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday – 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sunday – 12:00 – 6:00 pm

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12225 World Trade Drive, Suite P

San Diego, CA 92128

858.381.CORK(2675)

When you need a break from shopping in Carmel Mountain, just swing on over to visit. We’d love to show you around.

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