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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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Vote for ‘Best of Sonoma Valley’

Posted on January 18, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Vote for 'Best of Sonoma Valley'

Share your picks to help decide this year’s champs! Rules: One ballot per person. 1. Best... Continue

Our favorite cookbook of 2018

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Our favorite cookbook of 2018

In which the secret of Mary’s meatballs and Italian salad dressing are revealed, along with the charming backstories of a Sonoma... Continue

Can you stomach the worst food trends of 2018?

Posted on January 7, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Can you stomach the worst food trends of 2018?

The pizza wedding bouquet, ham-flavored ice cream, broccoli coffee and other things nobody asked for. More… Share this:Click... Continue

Cocktail nation

Posted on December 15, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Cocktail nation

Cocktail Nation Signature drinks for a new generation When life hands Fred Johnson lemons, they better be of the Meyer variety, so... Continue

Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

By Jonah Raskin At Bee-Well Farms on Highway 12, between Trinity and Nun’s Canyon, Austin and Melinda (Missy) Lely are taking stock... Continue

The wines we were – a 1970s flashback

Posted on November 30, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
The wines we were – a 1970s flashback

By Windee Smith | From The Sun archives When regular people look at a picture from the past, the 1970s to be more specific, they blurt... Continue

Sun taste test: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sun taste test: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Lots of coffee joints make a version of the PSL, but our panel of experts (as in, regular people who like coffee) made it a two-cup... Continue

Two Sonoma area wines make Wine Spectator’s Top 10 list

Posted on November 25, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Two Sonoma area wines make Wine Spectator's Top 10 list

Only two California labels ranked on the Wine Spectator’s Top 10 Wines of the Year, and both come from the immediate Sonoma... Continue

What, no pretzel salad? The very first Thanksgiving menu

Posted on November 18, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
What, no pretzel salad? The very first Thanksgiving menu

Today, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes any number of dishes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry... Continue

Sonoma’s newest restaurant: Mint and Liberty

Posted on November 15, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sonoma's newest restaurant: Mint and Liberty

Sonoma Valley also has its share of upscale restaurants, writes Jonah Raskin. What’s been missing from the area since the closing... Continue

Anatomy of a Food Truck

Posted on November 2, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Anatomy of a Food Truck

By Kira Catanzaro | Sonoma Valley Sun Since the recession of 2008, the idea of selling food from a vehicle has surged in popularity.... Continue

Family Album, Italian Style

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Family Album, Italian Style

Family Album, Italian Style The story of Mary Fazio has a little of everything — even her meatball recipe For over 60 years... Continue

Wine, Women and Rock and Roll

Posted on October 8, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Wine, Women and Rock and Roll

This all-female band doesn’t make music, but a beverage that’s as intoxicating as a great rock song. By Jonah Raskin Cyndi Lauper... Continue

New plans for Sonoma’s Breakaway Cafe

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
New plans for Sonoma's Breakaway Cafe

The Breakaway Cafe is closing, temporarily, to be reborn as Mint & Liberty. The concept is “a modern twist on a classic diner,”... Continue

Tasting room encounters gone horribly wrong

Posted on September 22, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Tasting room encounters gone horribly wrong

Wine industry professionals share the most awkward and obnoxious situations they’ve encountered at winery tasting rooms. More.   Share... Continue