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Glorious Bites at Gloria

Posted on October 4, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Glorious Bites at Gloria

Over 1,800 appetizer recipes were submitted from across the country to compete for the most “Glorious Bite” to pair with... Continue

Liana Estates comes to Carneros; wine, yoga, oysters and more

Posted on September 28, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Liana Estates comes to Carneros; wine, yoga, oysters and more

A picnic by San Pablo Bay is one of the many offerings at the new Liana Estates in Carneros (Photo: Michelle Walker) The Carneros AVA... Continue

Ty Caton barrel tasting 10/1

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Barrel tasting at Ty Caton

Ty Caton will host their 8th annual barrel tasting on Saturday (submitted photo) Ty Caton Vineyards Winery will host their 8th annual... Continue

Oktoberfest friendly wines

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Oktoberfest friendly wines

Korbel Riesling California Champagne ($21.99) (Sarah Stierch) Fall is here and Wine Country is filled with beer and brats, which make... Continue

2016 Sonoma Valley Harvest Fair wine winners

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Gloria Ferrer's Royal Cuvee

Gloria Ferrer’s Royal Cuvee took home Best of Class (Photo: Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards) Sonoma Valley-based wineries... Continue

Awesome free corkage bag fundraiser is back

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Every purchase of a free corkage bag benefits the Sonoma Kiwanis Club Foundation and gets you free corkage at 4 local restaurants

Every purchase of a free corkage bag benefits the Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza Foundation and gets you free corkage at 4 local restaurants Fundraising... Continue

Wine time: ’15 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Wine time: '15 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Nobilo Icon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc retails for around $18 This week, summer comes to an end. But, I don’t care. Sauvignon... Continue

Warhol meets wine

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Andy Warhol by Cuvaison Collection (Photo: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.)

Andy Warhol by Cuvaison Collection (Photo: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.) Napa winery Cuvaison has partnered... Continue

Grenache Day wine picks

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Grenache Day wine picks

Happy Grenache Day! If you aren’t attending the big shindig tonight at Suite D to celebrate the Rhone varietal, you can stop... Continue

Chateau St. Jean celebrates Cinq Cépages release 10/1

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, California

Chateau St. Jean will release the 2013 vintage of their award winning Cinq Cépages blend on October 1 (Photo: Chateau St. Jean’s... Continue

No wimps allowed: Ravenswood celebrates 40 years

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
September 11 was proclaimed "Ravenswood Day" by Sonoma Mayor Laurie Gallian to celebrate Ravenswood's 40th Anniversary

Joel Peterson accepts the proclamation declaring September 11   “Ravenswood Day” from Sonoma Mayor Laurie Gallian to... Continue

Wine time: Imagery 2015 Viognier

Posted on September 6, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
2015 Imagery Viognier

2015 Imagery Viognier Imagery Estate Winery’s 2015 Viognier is from Russian River’s Pratt Vineyard and was fermented in... Continue

St. Francis celebrates 30 days of Cabernet

Posted on September 2, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
St. Francis celebrates 30 days of Cabernet

Enjoy a glass of Cabernet a day, for the month of September, at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards (submitted photo) September 1st... Continue

Get your crush on

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Get your crush on

Sonoma Valley Crush takes place Sept 16-18 at 11 wineries (Submitted photo) The Heart of Sonoma Valley Association’s annual Sonoma... Continue

Suite D celebrate Grenache Day 9/16

Posted on August 31, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Grenache, Grenache, and more Grenache

Grenache, Grenache, and more Grenache Suite D will host their annual Grenache Day Celebration on Friday, September 16. The event takes... Continue

Petroni celebrates Harvest with party on 10/2

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Guests at Petroni Vineyards in Sonoma, California

Petroni Vineyard’s annual harvest party is October 2 (Photo: Facebook) Petroni Vineyards will celebrate the harvest with their... Continue

Wine time: Imagery 2015 Wow Oui

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Imagery's 2015 Wow Oui wine

Imagery’s 2015 Wow Oui retails for $27 (Photo: Imagery Estate Winery) A Sauvignon Blanc with a twist, Imagery Estate Winery’s... Continue

Drink up: Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixer

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixers

Stolen Fruit Cocktail Mixers (Photo: Sarah Stierch) Fresh cocktail mixers have been growing in popularity in recent years, with bartenders... Continue

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Ladies luncheon is ‘in the bag’

Posted on April 22, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Ladies luncheon is 'in the bag'

Nancy King of Pet’s Lifeline organizes designer purses — and corrals precious kittens — in advance of Tailwags and Handbags,... Continue

From the Ceres kitchen

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
From the Ceres kitchen

Ceres Community Project is a nonprofit serving Sonoma and Marin counties with healing meals designed to support families facing a... Continue

Cooking Italian

Posted on April 12, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Cooking Italian

The Italian Cooking Lesson series continues at the Sonoma Community Center on Saturday, April 15. Chef Maria Capdevielle leads the... Continue

Sonoma-made brew now in cans

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sonoma-made brew now in cans

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company will soon release three of its locally-made beers in 16oz cans for wholesale and retail customers: award-winning... Continue

Wings: there’s hot, and then there’s ‘Inferno’ hot

Posted on March 26, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Wings: there's hot, and then there's 'Inferno' hot

How hot are the Inferno Chicken Wings at Sonoma’s B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille? You have to sign a waiver before eating... Continue

Crab in the Cave

Posted on March 21, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Crab in the Cave

The Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood’s annual dinner and auction at the Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood, dubbed Crab in the Cave,... Continue

17 wineries to ‘Savor’

Posted on March 12, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
17 wineries to 'Savor'

  Seventeen wineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley – a 10-mile stretch from Glen Ellen, through Kenwood and parts... Continue

Chocolate… and beer?

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Chocolate… and beer?

It figures that the brewmaster at Sonoma Springs Brewing Company is always thinking of different ways to pair beer and food. But beer... Continue

Two great recipes from The Veggie Queen

Posted on February 26, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Two great recipes from The Veggie Queen

Jill Nussinow has been teaching plant-based, whole foods cooking for so long (nearly 30 years at Santa Rosa Junior College beyond)... Continue

Where the chili — and the bowls — are made from scratch

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Where the chili -- and the bowls -- are made from scratch

In the commercial kitchen at the Teen Center, Lovin’ Oven Coordinator Kenzie Finch, center, Ethan Hansen and Jose Solorzano get... Continue

Hands-on Italian

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Hands-on Italian

Chef and cooking instructor Maria Capdevielle presents “Italian Regional Cooking: Winter in Piedmont,” the first in a series of... Continue

The sour truth about sugar

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
The sour truth about sugar

By Margie Forrest/Sonoma Sun — So you want to know the truth about sugar? How much is okay? How much is too much? Is it bad... Continue

Top cookbooks from down under

Posted on January 21, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Top cookbooks from down under

From food writer Pat Nourse of Gourmet Traveler, here are the best cookbooks of 2016 — from Australia. The list.   Share... Continue

Wine Spectator’s Top 100

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Wine Spectator's Top 100

A Napa Valley Cabernet tops Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2016. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click... Continue

Tri-Tip Trolley owners to open sit-down restaurant in Kenwood

Posted on December 22, 2016 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Tri-Tip Trolley owners to open sit-down restaurant in Kenwood

TIPS Tri-Tip, owners of the Tri-Tip Trolley, announced today their plans to open a brick and mortar restaurant — called Tips... Continue