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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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Sonoma’s free Thanksgiving dinner

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sonoma's free Thanksgiving dinner

For years, the Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma’s Rotary and many, many others have teamed up to serve over 400 free Thanksgiving... Continue

Two new Valley spots for Food Bank visits

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Two new Valley spots for Food Bank visits

The Redwood Empire Food Bank has added two new Sonoma Valley locations, Glen Ellen and Kenwood, to its network of disaster-response... Continue

How big a turkey do you need, etc. — the annual holiday FAQ

Posted on November 11, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
How big a turkey do you need, etc. -- the annual holiday FAQ

How big a turkey should you buy? When to get it, and how to store it? To brine or not to brine? Kitchen questions are a Thanksgiving... Continue

On tap: beer release party to benefit firefighters

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
On tap: beer release party to benefit firefighters

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company throws its annual Sottile Red release party on November 11 to mark the anniversary of the three-alarm... Continue

What to feed a movement

Posted on November 4, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
What to feed a movement

When Julia Turshen found herself frightened and dismayed after the last election, she responded by doing what she does best—she... Continue

Concocting new cocktails

Posted on November 1, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Concocting new cocktails

  With the title of “Sonoma’s Best Bartender” on the line, local mixologists employ all the tricks of the trade for the... Continue

The pay-what-you-can farm stand movement. Will it catch on?

Posted on October 25, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
The pay-what-you-can farm stand movement. Will it catch on?

And across the country, this trend is on the rise. From restaurants to museums to yoga studios, businesses are making their services... Continue

She tried pumpkin-spiced everything for a week — now her armpits smell like nutmeg

Posted on October 22, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
She tried pumpkin-spiced everything for a week -- now her armpits smell like nutmeg

Any time I encountered a pumpkin-themed product, I bought it. My cart overflowed with orange packaging for cereal, candy, cookies,... Continue

So you want to open a tasting room…

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
So you want to open a tasting room...

Is opening a downtown tasting room a smart business move? A wine industry insider – the executive vice president of Silicon Valley... Continue

What DACA means to food industry workers

Posted on October 1, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
What DACA means to food industry workers

More Dreamers work in food than any other industry; with DACA on the chopping block, they share how it has changed their lives—and... Continue

Where to get free coffee on National Coffee Day

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Where to get free coffee on National Coffee Day

Where would we be without coffee? Asleep, for starters. And even though every day feels like National Coffee Day, there really is such... Continue

Meet ‘Flippy,’ the hamburger cooking robot

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Meet 'Flippy,' the hamburger cooking robot

The world’s first burger-flipping “robotic kitchen assistant” is on the job in a Pasadena restaurant. Read more... Share... Continue

Why some restaurants are cutting ties with mobile ordering apps

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Why some restaurants are cutting ties with mobile ordering apps

As third-party food apps continue to consume each other in the fight for delivery domination, casual restaurants appear to be doing... Continue

Specialties of the house

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Specialties of the house

The second annual “Sonoma Valley Uncorked” event features handcrafted wines created by more than 30 local home winemakers, complimented... Continue

Claws and effect

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Claws and effect

It’s the Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley’s Maine event – the group’s annual fundraising lobster sale. Members are... Continue