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Siduri pinot makes a splash at the White House

The most powerful leader in the free world, it turns out, has impeccable taste.

By | January 6th, 2014|0 Comments

A Q&A with a revered sparkling wine producer

Eileen Crane of Domaine Carneros is the producer behind the striking brut featured this week – the Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, 2009 Brut, 12 percent, $32. Q: What happens behind the scenes to make this brut a standout? A: What we do to make our brut a standout is first [...]

By | December 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Holiday guests? Take them on a sparkling tour of Wine Country

J Vineyards & Winery in Healdsburg is great spot to begin for sparkling wine-lovers because the Bubble Room is pure decadence. It has a three-course wine and food tasting that currently includes a line-up of bubbles paired with risotto, mixed greens, a pork dish, a goat cheese mousse and chocolate [...]

By | December 20th, 2013|0 Comments

The countdown for bubbles has begun

This week I roll out the first of two flights of California sparkling wine -- the first is $35 and below and the second, $36 and above.

By | December 11th, 2013|0 Comments

The Smithsonian Magazine includes wine in its “101 Objects that Made America.”

The wines included in the November issue are indeed rare artifacts; they’re the California wines that astonished the world when they won the Paris Tasting of 1976. The Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, 1973 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon won the top red, while the Chateau Montelena, 1973 Napa Valley Chardonnay won [...]

By | October 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Breathing new life in the old COPIA space?

The CIA at Greystone is launching a new wine series this week and plans to teach the classes out of the old COPIA center. “Downtown Napa has become a destination,” said Erin Euser, who’s promoting the classes. “Guests staying at Napa hotels or B&Bs can walk to COPIA. The convenience [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|0 Comments

For the first time the Harvest Fair’s Grand Tasting makes room for brews

At the Sonoma County Harvest Fair popular brews will be right alongside the winning wines from the competition for the first time at the Grand Tasting this weekend. Beer-lovers will want to peruse this list, even though brews from these spots won't have the pedigree of a medal coming from [...]

By | September 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Two Sonoma County videos make the cut

Two short wine videos produced in Sonoma County are among the 9 finalists in the annual Wine Spectator Video Contest -- http://www.winespectator.com/videovoting – and the video with the most votes wins. Voting is open through Monday, Sept. 16th.

By | September 13th, 2013|0 Comments

The uban chic Barlow may ultimately have a hotel in the mix.

The entrepreneurial spirit is the key ingredient, the snappy spice, in transforming the former Barlow Apple Center into an urban chic complex, one that is fast becoming a food, wine and art Mecca.

By | August 5th, 2013|0 Comments

The poker game behind Alexander Valley Vineyards’ Sin Zin

Sometimes a poker game will make you flush with cash, but it’s not often you walk away with a sexy new label.

By | July 10th, 2013|1 Comment