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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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New season for Tuesday Farmers’ Market

Posted on May 11, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
New season for Tuesday Farmers’ Market

The Tuesday Night Farmers Market kicks off its 2018 season with a return to the Sonoma Plaza on May 1. The evening tradition will... Continue

No chateau required

Posted on May 8, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
No chateau required

The Garagiste Wine Festival – the term plays on French slang for people who makes wine in their garage – is a gathering of the... Continue

What to really eat for Cinco de Mayo

Posted on May 2, 2018 by sunnews
What to really eat for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, as celebrated in the United States, shares some similarities to St. Patrick’s Day: a mainstream marketing fiasco... Continue

Five favorite salad and cooking greens

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Five favorite salad and cooking greens

Notes from the Sonoma Garden Arugula – Home grown tastes so much better than store bought pre-package arugula. Once they are... Continue

Earth Day tea party

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Earth Day tea party

To celebrate Earth Day, and sisterhood, The Sonoma Valley Women’s Club welcomes women and girls of all ages to an afternoon tea... Continue

Fire Department Polenta Feed

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Fire Department Polenta Feed

Thursday, April 19: The Schell-Vista fire department hosts its annual dinner of salad, polenta, slow roasted tender beef, bread, and... Continue

A ‘Signature’ weekend in Sonoma wine country

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
A 'Signature' weekend in Sonoma wine country

Signature Sonoma Valley, three days of specialty wine events and special winery access, kicks off on April 6 with a sommelier showcase... Continue

10 things to make with hard-boiled eggs… besides egg salad

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
10 things to make with hard-boiled eggs... besides egg salad

Ramen, Borscht, lasagna … 10 things to make with hard-boiled eggs that aren’s egg salad. Dig in. Share this:Click to... Continue

Why a bunny? A short history of Easter

Posted on March 30, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Why a bunny? A short history of Easter

The commemoration of Jesus’ resurrection, the Easter holiday also has ancient origins outside of the Christian tradition. And then... Continue

Surviving the Guinness Diet

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Surviving the Guinness Diet

Supposedly, the average Guinness Draught contains enough protein, iron and calories to sustain you for a considerable period of time... Continue

THE WINNERS!

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
THE WINNERS!

The results are in! The people have spoken. Eat, drink and shop local with this year’s winners.  1. Best place to take visitors:... Continue

One of the world’s best wines is sold by…Walmart

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
One of the world's best wines is sold by...Walmart

If you’re one of those people who orders the cheapest glass of wine on the menu because you can’t tell the difference (no... Continue

The $3 wine challenge

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
The $3 wine challenge

The worst part of the $3 wine challenge 2018 is that I wanted to like these wines. I wanted to find something that cost $3 that tasted... Continue

What will be the new kale?

Posted on February 10, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
What will be the new kale?

Is the humble (but powerfully healthy) rutabaga poised to become the new kale? Like the Secretary of Agriculture becoming president,... Continue

Health Bites: Stupid health fads; five ways to reduce stress, ‘good’ foods that aren’t, and more

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Health Bites: Stupid health fads; five ways to reduce stress, 'good' foods that aren't, and more

 Six fitness fads that need to go away 1) Napping Classes. Going to the gym and sleeping, in a group, for 45 minutes. ‘Nappecise’... Continue