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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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Farm to table, garden to classroom at Adele Harrison Middle School

Posted on May 12, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Farm to table, garden to classroom at Adele Harrison Middle School

While concerns about childhood screen time may keep parents awake at night, Adele Harrison Middle School Garden and Culinary Arts... Continue

First look: MacArthur Place’s new Layla

Posted on May 1, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
First look: MacArthur Place's new Layla

Gone from the remodeling MacArthur Place is Saddles restaurant, refreshed and replaced by Layla, a stylish “Mediterranean kitchen”... Continue

Seed to table: roasting and eating acorns

Posted on May 1, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Seed to table: roasting and eating acorns

Seed to Table: How to Process and Eat Acorns. Saturday, May 11, Sugarloaf State Park. Have you ever thought about eating acorns?... Continue

Reminder: the word ‘Natural’ on food labels has no meaning

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Reminder: the word 'Natural' on food labels has no meaning

Of all the meaningless terms in the food labeling world—and there are a lot—”natural” might be one of the worst. Foods labeled... Continue

‘West’ opens — modern burger joint in the Springs

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
'West' opens -- modern burger joint in the Springs

Garrett Sathre and his crew at West Handmade Burgers, the long-anticipated Springs eatery moments before its opening this morning... Continue

10 tips for growing tomatoes in containers

Posted on April 17, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
10 tips for growing tomatoes in containers

Scott Daigre’s annual Tomatomania event, billed as the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, has come and gone. But here are Scott’s... Continue

Why a bunny? A short history of Easter

Posted on April 13, 2019 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

Tomato lovers — contain yourselves!

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Tomato lovers -- contain yourselves!

Tomatomania, coming to Cornerstone for a two-day seedling extravaganza, is the world’s largest traveling starter tomato sale,... Continue

I survived the Guinness Diet

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
I survived the Guinness Diet

Steve Brunolli | From The Sun archives According to some, most of whom are Irish, one can live off nothing but Guinness beer. Supposedly,... Continue

Six films, six chefs, six-course dinner

Posted on March 21, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Six films, six chefs, six-course dinner

It’s a sequel to last year’s sold-out Sonoma Valley International Food Festival event, a dinner prepared by six different chefs... Continue

How the flooding affected Sonoma County grapes

Posted on March 20, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
How the flooding affected Sonoma County grapes

The torrential rains had little or no immediate effect on the 2019 crop, reports Wine Enthusiast, though they did require extra efforts... Continue

If not for the women, there’d be no tequila

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
If not for the women, there'd be no tequila

Located 45 miles south of Guadalajara, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the town of Tequila is known as the birthplace of the drink... Continue

Cocktail nation

Posted on February 28, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Cocktail nation

Cocktail Nation Signature drinks for a new generation When life hands Fred Johnson lemons, they better be of the Meyer variety, so... Continue

Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

Posted on February 23, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Austin and Missy Lely go back to the land, into the future

By Jonah Raskin At Bee-Well Farms on Highway 12, between Trinity and Nun’s Canyon, Austin and Melinda (Missy) Lely are taking stock... Continue

Chili Bowl Express: Made from scratch

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Chili Bowl Express: Made from scratch

For the Sonoma Community Center’s annual Chili Bowl Express event, everything is handmade, from the array of delicious and different... Continue