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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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How cauliflower came to rule the world

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
How cauliflower came to rule the world

How does a food become a trend? Cauliflower took over your pizza, your kitchen, and then the world. More. Share this:Click to email... Continue

Wine biz adds to quality of life, study says

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Wine biz adds to quality of life, study says

Residents of the North Bay’s five wine-producing counties hold mostly positive views of how wine businesses are impacting their quality... Continue

Celebrity chefs boost all-robot restaurant kitchen

Posted on September 7, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Celebrity chefs boost all-robot restaurant kitchen

At his French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Chef Thomas Keller and his culinary team create intricate, effort-intense meals that... Continue

Planting a culinary garden

Posted on September 3, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Planting a culinary garden

Workshop with Master Gardener Ann Chambers, Saturday, September 8. The topic is “Growing Perennial Vegetables and Small Fruits”... Continue

Pumpkin spice lattes — the annual backlash, and the backlash to the backlash

Posted on August 31, 2018 by sunnews
Pumpkin spice lattes -- the annual backlash, and the backlash to the backlash

Hugely popular but easily mocked, the pumpkin spice latte, made infamous by Starbucks, is back. Why is coffee’s ginger-headed... Continue

An author’s deep dive into wine

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
An author's deep dive into wine

A timely (grape harvest) reading from “Crush — The Triumph pf California Wine,” John Briscoe’s deep dive on the social,... Continue

7 crops to plant this month

Posted on August 25, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
7 crops to plant this month

Cool-weather crops,” mainly greens and root vegetables, thrive when planted in mid to late summer. The idea is to get them started... Continue

Claws and effect

Posted on August 19, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Claws and effect

Sonoma Sun | Sonoma, CA It’s the Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley’s Maine event – the group’s annual fundraising... Continue

Caponata di Maria

Posted on August 11, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Caponata di Maria

Chef Maria Capdevielle, who in her career has worked at Chez Panisse and Rose Pistola, offers cooking classes throughout the Bay Area... Continue

Carneros Wine Tasting & Cornhole Tournament

Posted on August 9, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Carneros Wine Tasting & Cornhole Tournament

Saturday, August 11: In a gorgeous estate garden setting, a tasting of Carneros all-star wineries (including Saintsbury, Bouchaine... Continue

Sign goes up on Sonoma’s newest bakery

Posted on July 30, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sign goes up on Sonoma's newest bakery

The former Crisp bakery, the West Napa Street shop that’s been operating somewhat generically since it changed ownership hands... Continue

Weed and wine: unlikely bedfellows face similar scrutiny

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Weed and wine: unlikely bedfellows face similar scrutiny

By Janet Perry | Special to the Sun As Sonoma County Supervisors weigh how the cannabis industry should be regulated, concern is rising... Continue

The fabulousness of Gay Wine Weekend

Posted on July 15, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
The fabulousness of Gay Wine Weekend

The annual Gay Wine Weekend is set for July 20-22 with Friday night winemaker dinners and two days of parties and events, all to benefit... Continue

Schell-Vista Fire Department BBQ

Posted on July 7, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Schell-Vista Fire Department BBQ

Leave the hot grill to the professionals. Sunday, July 15: The annual Chicken BBQ supports the Volunteer Firefighter Association,... Continue

In defense of the vegan hot dog

Posted on July 4, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
In defense of the vegan hot dog

      THE FOURTH OF July is a holiday consecrated in meat smoke. On this day, lovers, neighbors, children, and friends... Continue