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12/8/2016

  The best gift for a wine lover is usually a bottle of good wine. But if you’re a bad guesser—or just want to be more creative... More»

11/7/2016

  Oakville is something of a wine country paradox: It draws the largest crowds of newbies, yet it’s also a favorite among tourist-fleeing... More»

10/24/2016

  Snacks at wineries are a must: They clear the palate, slow down the pace of sipping, and, well, stave off sloppy drunkenness. But how many... More»

10/3/2016

  Locavorism: It’s a great guiding principle for buying vegetables. But when it comes to whiskey, think way, way out of... More»

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»