CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: July 8th, 2015
Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend Always a Blast Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekend Always a Blast: By Deb Robbins On a bright day in March my husband, Peter, and I headed up to the Russian River Valley for the 36th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend(s). This annual event, coordinated by the Wine Road, offers the opportunity to taste barrel samples from over 100
CATEGORY: Cooking & Recipes   |   DATE: April 26th, 2015
frankie seagrove 3 I’ve been lucky enough to try both Toad Hollow Vineyards’ Risqué ($15.99) sparkling wine and the 2014 Toad Hollow Dry Rose of Pinot Noir ($11.99). I have to say tasting both of these affordable wines on a beautiful spring afternoon really made my day. While both are delicious enough to stand on their own a
CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: March 25th, 2015
Sonoma County Barrel Auction Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley – the premier pinot noir growing region – is preparing to support the first annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction hosted by the Sonoma County Vintners. Created exclusively for licensed wine sellers, including retailers, restaurateurs and wholesalers, the two-day event will kick off on Thursday, April 30th with an invitation only
CATEGORY: Food & Wine Pairings, Videos   |   DATE: August 20th, 2014
State Bird Provisions California Evolution of California Cuisine: State Bird Provisions & Bar Tartine Picking up a bottle of California Pinot Noir or Chardonnay and sitting down for a fabulous dinner at one of San Francisco’s best restaurants like State Bird Provisions or Bar Tartine sounds like a match made in food and wine heaven. Well, that was how
CATEGORY: Events   |   DATE: August 13th, 2014
Virtual Vintner Chardonnay or Pinot Noir_300dpi La Crema Winery  launched Virtual Vintner™, a digital experience that engages consumers in an interactive program resulting in a unique, crowd-created La Crema wine. Affording participants an intimate and hands-on invitation behind the scenes of an artisan winery, Virtual Vintner™ provides an opportunity to embark on a “choose your own adventure”-style winemaking journey, learning about
CATEGORY: Wine Reviews   |   DATE: August 4th, 2014
Best of the West Sonoma County West of West: Where the Fog Doth Rest: by Laura Ness Think of some of your favorite Pinot Noir producers from the Sonoma Coast: names like Littorai, Dumol, Failla, Flowers, Fort Ross, Hartford Court, MacPhail, Peay, Ramey and Siduri. Then add many that might be new, perhaps Alma Fria, Baker Lane, Ceritas, Freeman, Furthermore, Gros