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Sunday, 19 February 2017 19:48

Wine Pick of the Week

Smoking Loon Cab Picmonkey

2013* Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Smoking Loon

Valle Central, Chile

Alcohol: 13.5%

Suggested Retail: $10

Friday, 17 February 2017 13:34

What's New in Sonoma County

TASTE News Service, February 17, 2016 — Exploring the back roads of Sonoma County, California, may bring you nose to snout with one of its newest residents: a 12-ton mechanical boar named Lord Snort, guarding the entrance to Soda Rock Winery.

Saturday, 28 January 2017 18:37

Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 CheninBlanc Picmonkey

2016 Dry Chenin Blanc

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Clarksburg

Alcohol: 13%

Suggested Retail: $15

Thursday, 29 December 2016 00:52

December 30, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

2013 OldVine Zinfandel bottle rgb1 Picmonkey

2014 Old Vine Zinfandel

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $32

Sunday, 18 December 2016 17:20

Sonoma’s Scene Keeps Growing

Achadinha Cheese Compny logo Picmonkey

By Sofia Perez - (Zester Daily)

When it comes to Northern California culinary destinations, San Francisco and Napa Valley get much of the glory, but if you overlook Sonoma, you'd only be punishing yourself.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:33

December 16, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

2014 DCV Estate Block10 Chardonnay Picmonkey

2015 DCV Estate Block 10 Chardonnay

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Russian River Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $32

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:21

December 16, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

North Coast Old Rasputin Picmonkey

Old Rasputin

 

North Coast Brewing

Fort Bragg, California

Style: Imperial Stout

Alcohol: 9%

IBUs: 75

Serving Style: Kegs and 12-ounce bottles

Availability: Year around

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:09

A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine and . . .

By Dan Clarke

Cracked crab is one of nature’s sweetest bounties. Oh sure, there are crab salads, crab cakes, deviled crab and even crab soufflés, but for me there’s nothing like the simplicity of cracked Dungeness crab, a loaf of sourdough bread and a bottle of beer or a glass of wine.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:01

"Mayor of the Napa Valley" Mourned

Dennis Zablosky 2 PicmonkeyDennis Zablosky with his wife Sandy at Frank Family’s most recent employee harvest celebration

TASTE News Service, December 13, 2016 - Dennis Zablosky passed away Friday. The Frank Family’s long-time tasting room manager was one of Napa Valley’s best-known personalities and will always be synonymous with Frank Family Vineyards.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 18:26

December 2, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

DCV 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Picmonkey

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $ 26

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