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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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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

Weed and wine: unlikely bedfellows face similar scrutiny

Posted on June 25, 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

Sonoma Valley’s newest restaurant

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sonoma Valley's newest restaurant

The team behind (the wheel of) the Tri Tip Trolley food trucks has pulled into a new endeavor — TIPS Roadside restaurant, on... Continue

Foods that heal – even yummy snacks

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Foods that heal – even yummy snacks

The Ceres Community Project was founded on the idea that healthy food is good medicine. Of course those meals have to taste good, too,... Continue

Barn chic

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Barn chic

  ‘Cowboy Cab,’ Sunday, June 10. This hoedown throwdown is Sonoma formal – his nicest jeans, her new summer dress... Continue

A brief history of macaroni and cheese

Posted on June 3, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
A brief history of macaroni and cheese

Popularized by Thomas Jefferson, this versatile dish fulfills our nation’s quest for the ‘cheapest protein possible’. A brief... Continue

Food, wine and vintage cars

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Food, wine and vintage cars

After a day on the track at Sonoma Raceway, a fleet of vintage cars converge on Sonoma Plaza for the annual Historic Race Car Festival... Continue

THE WINNERS!

Posted on May 24, 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

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