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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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Meet ‘Flippy,’ the hamburger cooking robot

Posted on September 20, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Meet 'Flippy,' the hamburger cooking robot

The world’s first burger-flipping “robotic kitchen assistant” is on the job in a Pasadena restaurant. Read more... Share... Continue

Why some restaurants are cutting ties with mobile ordering apps

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Why some restaurants are cutting ties with mobile ordering apps

As third-party food apps continue to consume each other in the fight for delivery domination, casual restaurants appear to be doing... Continue

Specialties of the house

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Specialties of the house

The second annual “Sonoma Valley Uncorked” event features handcrafted wines created by more than 30 local home winemakers, complimented... Continue

Claws and effect

Posted on September 10, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Claws and effect

It’s the Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley’s Maine event – the group’s annual fundraising lobster sale. Members are... Continue

Crushing it, Sonoma Valley style

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Crushing it, Sonoma Valley style

  Twelve wineries of the Heart of Sonoma Valley Association celebrate harvest with the annual Sonoma Valley Crush festival September... Continue

Inside the Smoke House

Posted on August 26, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Inside the Smoke House

By Marissa La Brecque — Rob Larman has a righteous restlessness. It is a common affliction among cooks, a profession that... Continue

Beyond chocolate: A new idea for pairing wine with dessert

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Beyond chocolate: A new idea for pairing wine with dessert

Kristie Sheppard | Special to The Sun We all know wines pair well with food such as fish, beef, poultry, but we often overlook the... Continue

Why Vegan Farming might become a thing

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Why Vegan Farming might become a thing

The founders of a Salinas-based farm believe theirs is the only farm in the region that’s growing crops veganically: no animal... Continue

Not your parents’ wine

Posted on August 13, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Not your parents' wine

By Shawn Nesaw | Special to The Sun — We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jordan Kivelstadt – businessman, winemaker,... Continue

Cover Story: The Reel Deal

Posted on August 3, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Cover Story: The Reel Deal

For Aiki and Hillary Terashima, an 111-year-old dancehall, tavern and beer garden was the real deal. When the opportunity came up... Continue

Sure you’ve had chicken eggs—but why not emu?

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Sure you've had chicken eggs—but why not emu?

Eggs: the star of the most important meal of the day, and to hear billions of cooks and chefs tell it, quite possibly the world’s... Continue

21 cookbooks for a better food system

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
21 cookbooks for a better food system

Food Tank, a nonprofit advocate for sustainable agriculture, has selected 21 cookbooks that reflect a growing, transforming food system.... Continue

A super cool summer salad

Posted on July 22, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
A super cool summer salad

From Sondra Bernstein comes this recipe for a summery and simple Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad, one of the most popular menu... Continue

Party at the Taproom

Posted on July 19, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Party at the Taproom

The Sonoma Springs Brewing Co. celebrates two years at its Riverside Drive location on Saturday, July 22, by what else – popping... Continue

Living ‘La Vie’

Posted on July 14, 2017 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Living 'La Vie'

Food writer Georgeanne Brennan comes to Readers’ Books on Wednesday evening, July 20 to chat about her latest book, “La Vie Rustic... Continue