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9/14/2016

  Smack-dab in the middle of Napa Valley, Rutherford is known for the apparently magical effect that its soil has on wine. (Quoth the late,... More»

8/31/2016

  It’s harvest time in the wine country: That means big parties, grape stomps, new wine releases, live music, dancing, and the heavy,... More»

8/17/2016

  While it’s technically true that more... More»

8/3/2016

  It’s easy blow past Santa Rosa on the way to weekend destinations like Russian River, Healdsburg, or even Bodega Bay. But it’s... More»

7/18/2016

  The folks at the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) have found all sorts of creative ways to spread the gospel... More»

7/18/2016

  Whether your grill has seen plenty of action or you’re just dimly aware of the season (thanks, Karl), there are still technically two... More»

7/14/2016

  Before I tell you about Marin County pinot noir, and why it’s special, and why nobody appreciated it a decade ago, and... More»

7/6/2016

  As a tourist destination, wine country is as much a legal invention as a viticultural one. Wineries and breweries have for decades enjoyed an... More»

6/16/2016

  Just east of Napa and over the Vaca Mountains, the usual tour bus route gives way to a place winemaker Trent Ghiringhelli... More»

6/9/2016

  Since 2013, early June has assumed special significance for cocktailians: It signals the advent of Negroni Week, an event... More»

5/23/2016

  Alameda-based distillery Hangar 1 is now producing vodka made with fog. Yup, fog. How's it taste? Like... More»

5/10/2016

  Still a whisper among wine lovers, Petaluma Gap is named for a 15-mile-wide break in the coastal mountain range. Wind and fog are pulled... More»