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Thursday, 17 November 2016 17:59

Crooked Goat Opens Barlow Taproom

TASTE News Service, November 18, 2016 - Crooked Goat Brewing has opened a new tap room in The Barlow, a 220,000-square-foot culinary and arts center in the town of Sebastopol.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:20

October 7, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Dry Creek Vnyd 2013 Merlot Picmonkey

2013 Merlot

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley (Sonoma Co.)

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $26

Saturday, 01 October 2016 14:05

September 30, 2016 Beer Pick of the Week

North Coast Pranqster Picmonkey

Pranqster

 

North Coast Brewing

Ft. Bragg, CA

Style: Belgian-style golden ale

Alcohol: 7.6%

IBUs: 20

Serving Style: 12 oz., 750ml bottles, kegs (our sample from draft)

Availability: Year round. Good distribution in California with lesser presence in rest of the country

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:54

Napa Winery Releases Andy Warhol Bottlings

Cuv Warhol 39 RT11 Picmonkey

TASTE News Service, September 14, 2016 - Cuvaison, located in the Carneros wine region of Napa Valley, has announced the Andy Warhol by Cuvaison Collection.

Friday, 09 September 2016 18:48

September 9, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

2012 Endeavour bottle rgb Picmonkey2013 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon   Dry Creek Vineyard

Sonoma County

Alcohol: 14.5%

Suggested Retail: $70
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 14:24

Jordan Winery Unveils Innovative Apiary

Jordan Chef and Flow Hive PicmonkeyChef Todd Knoll and one of Jordan's new hives

TASTE News Service, September 7, 2016 - Jordan Vineyard & Winery has announced the installation of its first apiary, which includes three Flow™ Hives, a crowdsourcing phenomenon from Australia that broke pledge records when the invention was unveiled last year.

Monday, 05 September 2016 13:17

Margrit Mondavi Dies at Age 91

margrit mondavi death PicmonkeyRobert and Margrit share a quiet moment at the winery in Oakville

TASTE News Service, Septmber 5, 2016 – Margrit Mondavi of Napa Valley, widow to Robert G. Mondavi and pioneer of the modern-day California wine industry bringing art and culture to the industry, died Friday. She was 91.

Friday, 26 August 2016 21:46

August 26, 2016 Wine Pick of the Week

Grgich Napa V Chard Picmonkey

 

2013 Chardonnay

 

Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley

Alcohol: 14.1%

Suggested Retail: $43

Mike in Cellar 2 photo by Alex RubinMike Chelini in Stony Hill Cellar    photo by Alex Rubin

By Dan Clarke

Fred and Eleanor McCrea planted Chardonnay at their weekend retreat in 1947.

This alone would qualify Stony Hill Vineyard for a special mention in Napa Valley history books.

Ashley Herzber and Mike Farrow PicmonkeyWinemaker Ashley Herzberg and Amista owner Mike Farrow toast first Chardonnay of 2016 harvest

TASTE News Service, August 18, 2016 – Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) began their 2016 grape harvest this week, and shared their predictions for the season. Picking began on Saturday, August 13 for Amista Vineyards Sparkling Blanc de Blancs, ten days later than they began harvesting their fruit in 2015.

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