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As a fairly recently-converted beer lover, I have noticed the difference in quality of a draft beer I drink at a brewery and the bottles I consume at home. There’s definitely a freshness to the draft, and for good reason. I never considered that this would also apply to wine until I visited LJ Crafted Wines in La Jolla, California. I might have been expecting just your average wine bar, but I was far from right about that. Modest Surroundings for Such Innovation Walk into LJ Crafted Wines (located in the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla), and nothing seems unusual.…

The cool thing (well, one of them, anyway) about living in San Diego is the proximity to Mexico. But despite the fact that the border is 20 minutes from my house, I (and most San Diegans) rarely go. My friend hasn’t been since 1992. For a while, rumors buzzed back and forth across the border about how violent Tijuana had gotten, thanks to the drug cartels. But they’ve cleaned all that up, and it’s once again safe to cross the border. About five years back, we drove down to Rosarito for a little beach vacation. I remember seeing trucks with…