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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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Boosters Club cracks local crab calendar

Posted on January 13, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Boosters Club cracks local crab calendar

The annual Sonoma Valley High School Boosters Crab Feed & Auction Saturday is February 3rd, at the Sonoma Veteran’s Building.... Continue

Food trends for 2018

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Food trends for 2018

Besides more avocado toast, what will be on the hippest menus this year? More. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens... Continue

A downside to the $5 sandwich

Posted on January 3, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun
A downside to the $5 sandwich

In addition to Subway’s plans to relaunch the $5 Footlong, McDonald’s will revive a version of its Dollar Menu this month. Taco... Continue

What does the Amazon/Whole Foods deal mean for local food producers?

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
What does the Amazon/Whole Foods deal mean for local food producers?

  Since Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in August, small, regional food producers have been asking questions about... Continue

What’s for Christmas dinner around the world?

Posted on December 22, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
What's for Christmas dinner around the world?

Creamed herring, beet soup, fried eel… you won’t find much turkey on holiday tables in other cultures. Here are some... Continue

Holiday feast at Vintage House

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Holiday feast at Vintage House

    Sonoma Valley seniors are invited to enjoy a festive sit-down holiday dinner hosted by Vintage House on Friday, December... Continue

Top 10 cookbooks of the year

Posted on December 2, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Top 10 cookbooks of the year

  Everybody’s got a list… here’s how the Chicago Tribune rates the best cookbooks of the year. Check it out.     Share... Continue

Under The Sun: Mike Zakowski, baker

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Under The Sun: Mike Zakowski, baker

Many know Mike Zakowski, a.k.a. Mike the Baker, from the Friday morning and Tuesday night Farmers Markets. The Sun’s Sarah Ford... Continue

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